The Esmark Stars U18 AAA squad was well represented at the 2021 North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) 18U AAA All-Star game in Blaine, MN, held Sunday, Dec. 19.
Esmark forward Shane Kozlina, defenseman Liam Varmecky, goaltender Nikita Volski, as well as Stars U18 head coach Dave Kosick, were all selected to the Team Grey squad.
Team Grey would skate to a 5-1 win over Team Black as Kozlina picked up a pair of assists and Volski stopped all 6 shots he faced in goal during a period of action.
Players were selected for the game based upon evaluation by the NAPHL's Central Scouting, post nomination by team's coaching staffs, as well as recommendation from NAHL coaches.
Over 70 scouts, including NCAA Division I and NAHL scouts and coaches, were in attendance, as well as a standing room only crowd, in Minnesota.