Here are your 3 stars for the week ending January 15, 2012 as voted on by our panel.
1st Star - Eric Locke - Saginaw Spirit : Locke came into the season highly touted and struggled out of the gate with the Barrie Colts but seems to be finding his groove with Saginaw since his trade there. He began the week with a goal in a 5-4 win over the Soo Greyhounds. He followed that up with another goal in a 5-4 loss to the London Knights. He closed out the week with a 2 assist effort, both on the powerplay, in a 4-2 win over Mississauga.
2nd Star - Jake Dotchin - Owen Sound Attack : Dotchin is a defenseman who doesn't get much of the limelight. however, he's been playing steady in a limited role for Owen Sound and thanks to some injuries, got the chance for some more ice time, including on the first powerplay unit. He played in two games, both against Erie. In the first matchup he registered two assists including on the game winner which came on the powerplay. In the rematch he registered another assist, which was also on the powerplay.
3rd Star - Warren Steele - Kingston Frontenacs : Steele doesn't get much credit playing on an inexperienced Frontenacs squad but he has been one of the steadiest Fronts from day one. He had a goal and an assist in an upset win in London, a 4-1 victory. He was held off the score sheet in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Sarnia Sting but was a force defensively. The Fronts then lost 5-2 against the Kitchener Rangers in which he picked up another assist and was once again a force defensively finishing with a plus 1.
As always, you can find previous weeks stars and a list of voters by clicking the 3 stars tab at the top of the page.