Former Mankato West High School player Derek Frentz was selected to play in the North American Hockey League’s Top Prospects Tournament, the league’s All-Star event, which will take place Feb. 15-16 in Plymouth, Mich.
Frentz, who is in his second year of junior hockey in the NAHL, has 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points in 38 games for the Minot Minotauros. Last season, he played for the now-defunct Michigan Warriors where he had 23 points in 54 games.
He is one of three Mankato-area players on the Minot roster this season. The others are defenseman and West grad Max Mettler (10 assists in 34 games) and forward and East alum Grayson Gavin (three goals and eight points in 29 games).
Meanwhile, another West grad, Cole Filler, was named rookie of the week in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League on Monday after helping his Melville Millionaires to a pair of wins with two goals and two assists. Filler has 11 goals and 17 assists in 40 games this season.