Knights News: Valentine is East Star of the Week, Kubachka Returns, Hamacher Commits

Valentine Earns Division Star of the Week Award:

In what has become a happily recurring pattern in recent weeks, the Knights again find one of their own in the spotlight. For his play against Northeast on Thursday and Friday, Grant Valentine earned East Division Star of the Week.

In two games played, Valentine stopped 62/65 shots on goal, good for a save percentage of .954. He also boasted a GAA of 1.50 in 120 minutes. The duo of solid performances brought Valentine’s monthly totals to a 5-3 record with a save percentage of .917 and a goal’s against average of 2.97 in 8 games played.

Kubachka Returns:

A familiar face is back in the fold for the Knights offense. Joey Kubachka will wear #26 in his second stint with the Knights. The 6-3 210 lbs forward spent 14 games with the Knights last season before playing his next 32 with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. Kubachka, a 1998 birth year, began last season on the Central Scouting’s NHL Watch List and brings both added size and physicality to the Knights lineup.

Hamacher Makes College Commitment:

Another former Knight is heading to a division one school. Jake Hamacher, who spent 2013-14 with the Knights 16U team as well as 46 games with the NAHL team last year, has committed to RIT. Currently with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, Hamacher is known for his scoring touch. In his time last year with the Knights, he racked up 12 goals and and 28 assists. The Knights would like to congratulate Jake and wish him the best of luck in his hockey career!