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In an homage to a National Hockey League tradition dating back to the 1936-1937 season, Shore Sports Network will be selecting three standouts from each day of Shore Conference ice hockey. The Three Stars of the Day will be posted each morning for the previous day's games.


First Star

Ryan Butchko, So., Def., St. Rose/Red Bank Catholic/Donovan Catholic

Butchko tallied two goals and one assist to lead the 10th-ranked Catholic tri-op to an impressive 4-1 victory over No. 3 Middletown South. Butchko had a power-play goal and an assist in the second period when the Frozen Roses opened a 3-0 lead. Butchko then added a short-handed goal in the third period to seal the victory.


Second Star

Michael Kuras, Sr., Fwd., Rumson-Fair Haven

Rumson-Fair Haven returned from its second two-week COVID-19 pause and hit the ground running with a clutch 3-2 victory over state-ranked Westfield. The game was tied at two in the third period when Kuras netted the game-winning goal with 5:42 left in the third and final period.


Third Star 

John Inderwies, Fr., Goalie, St. Rose/Red Bank Catholic/Donovan Catholic

Inderwies was a late replacement between the pipes for senior starter Jack Bilancione and the frosh came up huge in his high school debut by stopping 32 of 33 shots and helping St. Rose earn a 4-1 victory over No. 3 Middletown South in the team's second game of the season.



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