Connor Schultz protects the net during a game earlier this month in Blaine, Minn. Schultz is a junior at Essex High School, where he played goalie last year. (Courtesy photo)

Connor Schultz, who as a sophomore was a goalie for the Essex High School hockey team, was chosen as the No. 1 star of the game at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minn. last week after his team, the U16 AAA Elite Hockey Program, beat national powerhouse Shattuck St. Mary, 3-2.

Schultz stopped 25 shots to help his team finish 3-1 at the top of their Northern American division.