Karen’s Print Rite presents an update on top performances by former Black Hawks each week with the Alumni Three Stars of the Week feature.
#3 – Andrew Panzarella
Quad City Mallards (ECHL) • Defenseman
In the midst of a strong week for several former Waterloo Black Hawks defensemen, Panzarella stood out with goals on back-to-back nights. Friday against the Indiana Fuel, he scored during the second period. Saturday, he struck early in the third, giving the Mallards their first lead of the night against the Fort Wayne Komets. Quad City went on to win in a 4-3 decision. The rough-and-tumble blue-liner now has five goals and four assists this year after scoring once last winter during his rookie season.
#2 – Derek Arnold
Manchester Monarchs (ECHL) • Forward
It was a breakout weekend for Arnold. Playing three games against the Adirondack Thunder starting Friday, the forward was one of many contributors during a 7-6 Monarchs overtime win. Arnold recorded a goal and two assists over the course of the high-scoring evening. Meeting in Manchester for a rematch the following night, Arnold had the winning goal during the 6-3 contest. Adding an assist, the five-point outburst lifted the veteran to eight goals and 20 assists this season, tying him for third in scoring among Manchester players.
#1 – Brandon Montour
San Diego Gulls (AHL) • Defenseman
Montour was assigned to the Gulls a little more than a week ago and has been on a roll ever since. Facing the Rockford IceHogs Friday, he scored a game-tying first period goal. Later – tied at two in overtime – he struck again for the game-winner. He struck again in the late stages on Monday against the Iowa Stars to secure a 3-1 San Diego win. In three appearances since returning from the Anaheim Ducks, Montour has four goals and an assist. Despite his time up the coast, his 11 AHL goals this season are one short of his full-season 2015/16 total.
Vince Hinostroza, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL): 3 GP, 2 G, +1, 1 GWG
Vince LoVerde, Ontario Reign (AHL): 4 GP, 4 A, -2
Jon Puskar, Utah Grizzlies (ECHL): 3 GP, 3 G, 2 A, +2
Eddie Wittchow, Manchester Monarchs (ECHL): 3 GP, 3 A, +2
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