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Rochester and North Iowa to play for Fraser Cup title

The Rochester Grizzlies and North Iowa Bulls secured their spot in the Fraser Cup National Championship Game on Monday with Semi wins on Sunday.    more 

Day 3 concludes with Bulls and Blazers headed to Semi-Finals

The North Iowa Bulls and Oklahoma City Blazers punched their tickets to the Fraser Cup Semi-Finals with convincing wins on Saturday.    more 

Grizzlies, Bulls ride hot goalies to wins on Day 2

The Rochester Grizzlies won Pool B and clinched a spot in the Semi-Finals thanks to the goaltending of Shane Soderwall on Friday.    more 

Sheridan, Rochester win on Day 1 of Fraser Cup

The NA3HL's #1 offense, the Sheridan Hawks, flexed their muscles on Day 1 of the 2021 Fraser Cup.    more 

2021 Fraser Cup gets underway on Thursday

The first games of the 2021 Fraser Cup feature Sheridan vs. Northeast at 4pm and Rochester vs. Texas at 7pm.    more 

Central

Sam VanderHoeven Sam VanderHoeven Oregon Tradesmen

East

Nick Cullinan Nick Cullinan Springfield Jr. Hat Tricks

Frontier

Carson Kuche Carson Kuche Gillette Wild

South

Patrick Wyers Patrick Wyers Oklahoma City Blazers

West

Lukas Haugen Lukas Haugen Willmar WarHawks

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Shane Soderwall

Shane Soderwall Rochester Grizzlies

Soderwall went 4-0-0 in the month of March and stopped 107 of 113 total shots against — good for a  a .947 save percentage, 1.50 GAA and one shutout as he backstopped the Grizzlies’ winning efforts. Following a 30-save victory over Oregon in which he gave up three goals, Soderwall allowed just three more goals in his remaining three starts in March, stopping 37 of 39 against the Tradesmen the following day and 22 of 23 against Milwaukee on March 13. Capping things off in style, Soderwall posted his sixth shutout off the season — and fifth since the start of 2021 — with an 18-save effort against Wausau on March 18. The 2002-born netminder rolls into the playoffs on the strength of a solid regular season, having posted a 19-2-0 record with a sterling .949 save percentage and 1.30 GAA to go with his six shutouts.

Runner-Up: Dolan Gilbert, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chris Branch, Louisiana Drillers — Patrick Colburn, Northeast Generals — Griffin Foster, New Ulm Steel — Danny Fraga, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Cole Garver, Oregon Tradesmen — Lukas Haugen, Willmar Warhawks — Bailey Huber, Granity City Lumberjacks - Trever Mellen, Great Falls Americans — Carsen Stokes, North Iowa Bulls — Cole Walter, Peoria Mustangs

Matej Palfy

Matej Palfy Texas Brahmas

Palfy’s two-way prowess shone bright in March, as the native of Kosice, SVK bagged 4g-8a—12pts in just eight games to go with a steady +13 rating in that span. Palfy opened the month with a goal and four assists in a three-game set against Louisiana, then flexed his muscle with a goal in three straight games against El Paso, notching an assist in that tripleheader as well. The 2001-born blueliner chipped in three assists in the two remaining games as well to close out the month on a six-game points streak. Palfy never sacrificed his defensive responsibility for offensive production either, as he earned an even 0 or better +/- rating in each of his eight outings last month en route to a cumulative +13. Since joining the NA3HL Brahmas in January, Palfy boasts 8g-16a—24pts in 21 games, with a +31 rating in that span.

Runner-Up: Deacon More, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Blake Arneson, Rochester Grizzlies — Hunter Bjorge, Willmar Warhawks — Jack Craycroft, Peoria Mustangs — Tal Halliday, Granite City Lumberjacks - Nate Looft, New Ulm Steel — Ty Lorring, Great Falls Americans — Chase Morgan, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Cal Nauss, North Iowa Bulls — Branwen Pollett, Oregon Tradesmen — Frank Steinway, Louisiana Drillers

Matthew DeRosa

Matthew DeRosa Rochester Grizzlies

DeRosa recorded 9g-5a—14pts in seven games last month, tallying two or more goals in three contests and averaging two points per game to help the Grizzlies finish atop the Central Division standings. After sandwiching a two-goal outing against Oregon with his only two goose-eggs of the month to kick things off, DeRosa went on a tear with 2-1—3 and 3-1—4 outings against Milwaukee, potting the game-winning goal in both matchups and marking his first hat-trick of the season in the latter tilt. From there, the 2001-born sniper continued to roll with a goal in each of the two remaining games and three more helpers in the span, closing out the month with four straight multi-point efforts. DeRosa finished the regular season with 24g-19a—43a in 38 games.

Runner-Up: James Clarke, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jared Bratton, St. Louis Jr. Blues — Ethan Chesney, Peoria Mustangs — Jack Cooper, Texas Brahmas — Joey Gimberlin, New Ulm Steel — Jackson Henningsgard, Great Falls Americans — Carson Jones, North Iowa Bulls — Jack Lambert, Louisiana Drillers — Carson Simon, Granite City Lumberjacks - Isaiah Thomas, Willmar Warhawks — Sam VanderHoeven, Oregon Tradesmen

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Pool A GP W L OTL SOL Pts
North Iowa Bulls 3 3 0 0 0 8
Sheridan Hawks 3 1 1 1 0 4
Northeast Generals 2 0 2 0 0 0
Pool B GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Rochester Grizzlies 3 3 0 0 0 9
Oklahoma City Blazers 3 1 2 0 0 3
Texas Brahmas 2 0 2 0 0 0
April 17, 2021
North Iowa 8 Northeast 1
Oklahoma City 5 Texas Brahmas 1
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April 18, 2021
Oklahoma City 1 North Iowa 2
Sheridan 1 Rochester 7
Team Krampade 5 Team Bauer 3
Team K1 4 Team Apex 4
20:00 3rd
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April 19, 2021
Team Apex at Team Krampade 10:00 AM
Team Bauer at Team K1 12:30 PM
North Iowa at Rochester 3:00 PM
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