Nearly 70,000 total votes were cast in the first week of voting for NorthJersey.com’s Three-Star of the Week.
Each week you will be asked to select which ones you think stand out from the rest of the pack. Unlike normal polls, in the spirit of hockey, voters can choose up to three top students from each poll.
Note: If you are having difficulty viewing the poll, especially on mobile, you can scroll the poll box to see the 10 nominees each week.
The top three voters will be named one of NorthJersey.com’s Three Stars of the Week. This week’s vote will end at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Here are the nominees for this week (December 6-12):
Lakeland junior forward
Cole enjoyed a scoring surge as the Lancers set a season-high goal scoring event in a 13-4 win over Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove. Cole had a seven-point game, including at least two points in all three periods. Cole scored the first goal of the night in the first period, followed by shorthanded and power-play goals in the second period. Cole’s goal in the third period was Lakeland’s 10th of the night.
Ridgewood senior forward
Dunphey has already hit double-digit goals for the Maroons for the fourth consecutive season, thanks in large part to his efforts against Ramapo this weekend. Dunphey got his second hat trick of the season in a 5-2 victory at Ridgewood that saw the senior team open the scoring with a power play goal in the first period. Dunphey added two empty-net goals in the third period to solidify a crucial early-season win for Ridgewood.
Senior North Highlands winger
Fuller had a full week on the scoresheet, representing a six-point week that included five assists. Fuller assisted match winner Will Brown in a 2-1 win over Gloucester Catholic, as well as assists on both Highlanders’ goals in a 2-2 draw with Pope John. In between, Fuller scored and had two assists in a 10-0 win over Paramus-Lyndhurst-Hackensack.
Forward junior Passaic Tech
Gaboda is the leading scorer for North Jersey hockey’s biggest surprise this season. Gaboda’s goal against Lakeland in the third period tied the score at two and sparked a third period comeback for PCTI, who scored twice more for a 4-2 victory. The Bulldogs already have four wins this season after a total of six wins in total from the previous two seasons.
Don Bosco junior striker
There are two definitions of what a natural hat trick is and Krummins performed them both at the same time on Tuesday. Krummins scored three consecutive goals, including an empty net, in the third period of a 4-1 Ironmen victory over St. Peter’s Prep. Krummins leads the Ironmen this season in goals with five of the team’s 15 total goals.
North Highlands second year goalie
Last Saturday, Moor was still playing for the football team in the regional championships. Days later, Moor was back between the pipes, setting up a 2-0-1 start to his second season. Most impressive was a 47-save performance in a 2-1 win over Gloucester Catholic on Monday, 48 hours after his football season ended.
Indian Hills Senior Goalie
Despite a tough start to the season for Indian Hills, Palumbo is doing a lot of work between the pipes to keep the Braves in contests. In a 3-1 loss to Mahwah earlier this week, Palumbo stopped 56 of 58 shots to give Indian Hills a chance late in the third period. This is the second performance in over 50 saves this season for Palumbo.
Pascack Valley-Hills senior forward
Senior Ramirez had a career night out on Tuesday in a big win over Tenafly-Cresskill. Ramirez scored four goals, a career-high, and an assist in a 6-3 win that puts Pascack Valley-Hills back at the heart of the Big North Freedom standings. Ramirez scored twice in the second period, including on the power play, and scored one point in the first five goals of the night.
Junior forward Ramapo
Rosolanko was well involved in a Raiders 9-4 win over Ramsey. Rosolanko had six points, including four goals, in Ramapo’s rout. Rosolanko added a shorthanded goal when the Raiders scored three goals against a man late in the second and early in the third period.
Don Bosco second year guardian
Tarabocchia has only two college starts in her high school career, but both have been effective and impressive. The most recent performance was a 21-save win over St. Joseph (Montreal) on Sunday. Tarabocchia allowed a goal, the first of his young career, but followed a 20-save shutout against St. Augustine a week earlier with another solid performance.
Robert Aitken is a high school sports reporter for NorthJersey.com. For full access to live scores, the latest news and analysis from our Varsity Aces team, subscribe today. To get the latest news straight to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter and download our app.
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