Jamestown Ironmen forward Daniel Cesarz was named Combat Hockey's North Division Star of the Week by the North American Hockey League on Tuesday.
The honor comes as no surprise as Cesarz had a great performance last weekend, leading the Ironmen to a sweep of his former team, the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings. Cesarz recorded an assist and scored the game-winning goal 20 seconds into overtime during Jamestown's 2-1 victory on Friday while chipping in with another goal and an assist during Saturday's 7-3 win.
Cesarz, in his second year in the NAHL, upped his season total to six goals while scoring a goal in each of his last four games.
"The entire team wanted to prove a point last weekend and Daniel led the charge," said Ironmen head coach Dan Daikawa. "He was the best player on the ice all weekend. He creates so much offense with his speed and skating. He is also a great kid and we feel very fortunate to have him on the roster this season."
Jamestown (10-2-2) now stands alone atop the NAHL North Division standings after winning six straight games. The Ironmen head to Port Huron (10-6-0) to take on the second-place Fighting Falcons on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The two teams already squared off as Jamestown opened the home portion of their schedule against Port Huron early in September, splitting the weekend series as Jamestown recorded one win and one overtime loss.
The Ironmen will return home to the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Nov. 2 for a two-game set with the Michigan Warriors (3-11-0). It will be Retro Night as puck drops at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite retro gear and they may be selected to participate in retro jeopardy during the intermission.
Nov. 3 is billed as Youth Sports Night and anyone wearing Jamestown area youth sports gear (parents or children) will receive $2 off their admission. The Ironmen Kids Club will also be invited onto the ice following the game for a skate around with the Ironmen players.
Also on Nov. 3, the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena will host USA Hockey's Try Hockey for Free Day from 3-4 p.m. This is an opportunity for children ages 4-9 years to try hockey at no cost. Each participant will be supplied with a helmet, gloves and rental skates and brought on the ice to learn basic skating and hockey skills from on-ice instructors.
There is no cost to the event and participants will be registered starting at 2:30 p.m in the lobby. Each participant will receive a USA Hockey jersey and goodie bag to take home and will also receive one free ticket to that night's Ironmen game with the purchase of an adult ticket.
For tickets or information regarding the Ironmen Kids Club, upcoming promotions or Try Hockey for Free Day, call the arena at 484-2624.