ROCHESTER, Minn. – For the second week in a row, the NA3HL Central Division First Star of the Week wears black-and-gold. Earlier on Tuesday, the NA3HL announced Dylan Schneider as the recipient of the division’s top weekly honor after the second-year Grizzlies forward put up four points in Rochester’s sweep of the Oregon Tradesmen last weekend.
Schneider, 20, is amidst a four-game point streak in which he’s racked up eight points. The future Augsburg Aggie has been a crucial part of the Grizzlies team all season long ranking fourth on the team in goals and points and third on the team in assists. Through 30 games this year, Schneider has registered 29 points, just shy of a one-point-per-game average.
A native of Rochester, MN, Schneider is the second consecutive Grizzlies player to earn the NA3HL Central Division Player of the Week honor, following Garrett Smith who garnered the title last week. In total, Rochester has had four NA3HL Player of the Week Award winners including Peyton Hart, Teppei Ueno, Smith, and most recently, Schneider. Add to that, the Grizzlies have also received a monthly award recently, with Blake Arneson taking home the NA3HL’s Defenseman of the Month for February.
The Grizzlies are home for a pair of games this weekend, Friday and Saturday, against the Milwaukee Power. Rochester’s magic number to clinch home-ice throughout the Fraser Cup Playoffs is one, meaning that goal can be achieved by defeating Milwaukee on either night or if either game were to go into overtime. At the same time, the Grizzlies can also secure home-ice without winning or making it to overtime, by way of any Peoria regulation-loss in their final games. Both teams have two weekends left of the regular season to complete before final seeding is determined, but Rochester could have their spot locked up Friday night.
To get your tickets to any one of the Grizzlies’ final four home games, either this weekend against Milwaukee or next weekend against Wausau, head to www.rochestergrizzlies.com and catch all the action on the ice.