Each week, NORCAL Hockey selects three teams, players, coaches or volunteers as their Three Stars of the Week. Winners will be featured during an intermission report on an FSN Bay Area telecast during a Sharks game and on SJSHARKS.com. Here are this week’s winners.
Heath Sunseri is a dedicated hockey player. This Tahoe Grizzles forward playing in the Squirt B division suffered a broken leg during an August pre-season camp. Heath didn’t let this dampen his spirits however. While injured, Heath went to every practice before returning to the ice in early December. All of his dedication paid off when he scored 5 goals and added an assist during this past week’s game vs. the Oakland Bears. Way to go Heath!!!
In her fourth year of rebuilding the community youth hockey program, Stockton Colt’s President Anna Lane is starting to see results. She has built what was once a three team league into six with a relatively large group of house-level Mites. Anna’s hard work and dedication to the sport are shown through her ability to find knowledgeable coaches and values for parents and players alike that include sportsmanship and high integrity. Anna is a member of the California Junior Hockey Association (NORCAL) board and her countless hours of time and energy have given many the opportunity to enjoy hockey. Thank you Anna!!!
Marcus Watson is living the dream. This former San Jose Jr. Shark and Santa Clara Blackhawk is now playing in front of 5,000 fans a night with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Marcus’ family attributes much of his success to coaches John Beaulieu and Derek Eisler. Spending countless hours one the ice with Marcus, many times at 5:00 in the morning, both coaches have enabled Marcus to reach his full potential as a hockey player. Marcus’ hockey accomplishment are even more impressive when you consider that he spent three years playing basketball, forgoing two years of peewees and the first year of bantams. Northern California and the San Jose Sharks would like to congratulate Marcus on his accomplishments thus far and wish him the best as he plays into the future.