Third Star: Dillon Ward—Colorado Mammoth
Although the offence stole the show in the Colorado Mammoth’s convincing 14-5 win over the Vancouver Stealth on Saturday night, netminder Dillon Ward’s efforts shouldn’t get put on the back burner. The Orangeville, ON native made 50 saves en route to his third win of the year. Of those 50 saves, 33 of them came in the second half, including 20 in the final frame.
Second Star: John Grant Jr.—Colorado Mammoth
John Grant Jr. was doing John Grant Jr. things on Saturday night as he scored five goals and added two helpers for seven points en route to a 14-5 win over Vancouver. The 16-year-veteran is now tied for third amongst all NLL scorers with 25 points and he sits second in goals with 11.
First Star: Dhane Smith—Buffalo Bandits
It was the Great Dhane show in Buffalo on Saturday night as Dhane Smith netted nine points (4 G, 5 A) in the Buffalo Bandits dominating 12-6 victory over the Toronto Rock. Smith found the back of the net four times while chipping in five assists. Not only did the Kitchener, ON native fill the scoresheet, but he was also a physical force, setting screens and hard picks to create space for himself and others on the floor. Smith now has nine goals and 13 assists for 22 points in the first three games of 2016, good enough for fifth in the league.