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Players of the Month


Forward of the Month

Forward of the Month: Jack Hatton - St. Louis Jr. Blues

Jack Hatton

Leading the NA3HL Forwards in January for goals, points, points per game, and +/- was the Jr. Blues’ 19-year-old Jack Hatton. The Naperville, IL native scored 15 goals (2 SHG and 3 PPG), and had 8 assists for 23 points at a 3.83 pace of points per game through January. Hatton was +24 all in six games played. “Jack has been an offensive threat for us all year. He is a natural goal-scorer and always puts himself in position to score. He had a monster month for us, and helped our club will 6 games in January,” said General Manager and Head Coach Chris Flaugher.

Runner-Up: Christian Ward, Missoula Jr. Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Austin Braley, Northeast Generals – Austin Lewis, Wisconsin Whalers – Blake Bennett, Lockport Express – Brad Becker, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Brad Estrada, Helena Bighorns – Brady Dahl, Granite City Lumberjacks – Davis Van Gemerden, Louisiana Drillers – Jacob Friedman, Cincinnati Thunder – Jake Cox, Point Mallard Ducks – Luc Kreuser, New Ulm Steel – Mathias Tellstrom, Metro Jets – Melker Kroon, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Michael Gulawsky, Jersey Shore Wildcats – Mike Zenone, Wooster Oilers – Oscar Lande, Syracuse Stampede – Ricky Kwapich, Toledo Cherokee – Sascha Figi, Atlanta Capitals – Sean Mallonee, North Iowa Bulls – Tegan Harrington, Great Falls Americans – Thomas Delaney, Euless Jr. Stars – Tyler Briley, La Crosse Freeze


Defenseman of the Month

Defenseman of the Month: Niki Raiskio - Louisiana Drillers

Niki Raiskio

Stepping up from the blue line in January was Louisiana’s Niki Raiskio. The 19-year-old from Tampere, Finland registered 15 points in January to lead all NA3HL defenseman. Raiskio grabbed 8 goals (1 GWG, 2 PPG) and seven assists for a 1.66 points per game average. The Drillers’ defenseman was +12 in 9 games playedin January. “With 15 points and a +12 from the defensive end, Niki is proving that he gives the team his all on both ends of the ice.  Niki is lethal on the power play, and he helps to give the team the leadership we need. He provides the consistency we are looking for on a daily basis.” said Head Coach Shawn McNeil.

Runner-Up: Dylan Carroll, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Austin Azzinnaro, Missoula Jr. Bruins – Ben Hamilton, Toldeo Cherokee – Cole Skelly, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Connor Losen, La Crosse Freeze – Dayton Honkanen, North Iowa Bulls – Gibson Stuart, Lockport Express – Jacob Peterson, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Jake Faulkner, Wisconsin Whalers – Jesse Johnson, Great Falls Americans – Jordan Olson, Granite City Lumberjacks – Justin Bioni, Cincinnati Thunder – Matt Goodman, Point Mallard Ducks – Rich Hart, Syracuse Stampede, Robby Flannery, Metro Jets – Sam Storlie, New Ulm Steel – Shawn Peckham, Northeast Generals – Tristen Poliseno, Atlanta Capitals – Tyler Groth, Wooster Oilers



Goalie of the Month

Goalie of the Month: Peter Ciccarelli - Northeast Generals

Peter Ciccarelli

As the only NA3HL goaltender with six wins in January, Peter Ciccarelli proved his value in net for the Northeast Generals. The 19-year-old from Chelmsford, MA faced an average of 35.16 shots per game in January, making 195 saves through the month. Ciccarelli finished the month with a save percentage of .924, earning the Generals a winning month. “Pete has been fantastic all season, and that was never more evident than in January as he went 6-0 in net.  Pete's determination is what sets him apart from his peers, and he gets better every game.  He plays his best against the best teams and in games with the highest stakes,” said General Manager Bryan Erikson.

Runner-Up: Will Graves, La Crosse Freeze

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Alex Hufford, Wisconsin Whalers – Brady Meyers, North Iowa Bulls – Brey Effertz, Alexandria Blizzard – David Mulligan, Granite City Lumberjacks – Hunter Smith, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Jake Gwillim, Metro Jets – Kyler Ayers, Great Falls Americans – Luke Olson, Bozeman Icedogs – Michael Hubbard, Wooster Oilers – Nicholas Battaglia, Helena Bighorns – Nolan Bivolcic, Atlanta Capitals – Peter Stensland, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Roman Malkov, Toledo Cherokee – Santeri Seppinen, Louisiana Drillers – Tyler Myers, Texas Jr. Brahmas


Forward of the Month

Forward of the Month: Sascha Figi - Atlanta Capitals

Sascha Figi

With four game-winning goals in December, Atlanta’s Sascha Figi helped the capitals to seven wins this month. The Uster, Switzerland native registered nine goals and four assists for 13 total points through a shortened month. Figi also grabbed four power-play goals, and one short-handed goal while remaining +10 through December. “Sascha has been our best forward all season. He is consistently scoring big goals for us,” said Head Coach Jason Smith.

Runner-Up: Caleb Anderson, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Balestra, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Blake Bennett, Lockport Express – Connor Boscaccy, Wisconsin Whalers – Louis Boudon, Metro Jets – Tanner Congdon, Great Falls Americans – Chuck Costello, Cape Cod Islanders – Jake Cox, Point Mallard Ducks – Sam Dabrowski, La Crosse Freeze – Ryan Flanagan, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Dylan Gast, Willmar WarHawks – Riley Holwegner, Gillette Wild – Kami Kortelainen, East Coast Minutemen – Ricky Kwapich, Toledo Cherokee – Owen Sikich, Granite City Lumberjacks – Cam Williams, Pittsburgh Vengeance 


Defenseman of the Month

Defenseman of the Month: Gavin Cummings - Pittsburgh Vengeance

Gavin Cummings

Leading NA3HL defensemen this December was Pittsburgh’s Gavin Cummings. Hailing from Williamsville, NY, the Vengeance defenseman racked up eleven points in seven games played, contributing a short-handed goal, power-play goal, and nine assists through the month. “With 11 points in the month of December from the back end, Cummings is the type of player we need him to be for us,” said General Manager and Head Coach David Dorsey.

Runner-Up: Trevor Wilhelm, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Stefan Boskovic, Metro Jets – Jake Faulkner, Wisconsin Whalers – Ben Hamilton, Toldeo Cherokee – Kyler Harding, East Coast Minutemen – Connor Losen, La Crosse Freeze – Jordan Olson, Granite City Lumberjacks – Tristen Poliseno, Atlanta Capitals – Cole Skelly, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Ethan Sievek, Rochester Ice Hawks


Goalie of the Month

Goalie of the Month: Mac Berglove - Granite City Lumberjacks

Mac Berglove

Collecting five wins in December with a .943 SV% was Granite City’s Mac Berglove. The Elk River, MN native faced an average of over 29 shots per game, making 165 saves on 175 shots against.  “Mac continues to lead us in the net.  He makes the saves he needs to and also steals a few to keep us in games.  So far he would be our 1st half MVP,” said Head Coach Bradley Willner.

Runner-Up: Andrew Kormos, Metro Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joel De Simone, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Alex Hufford, Wisconsin Whalers – Nick Kent, East Coast Minutemen – Wyatt Monear, Atlanta Capitals – Steven Schmitt, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Jacob Silverstein, La Crosse Freeze – Hunter Smith, St. Louis Jr. Blues


Forward of the Month

Forward of the Month: Conor Landrigan - Binghamton Junior Senators

Conor Landrigan

New Tripoli, PA native Conor Landrigan laid the lumber for the Senators’ offense in November. The 6’0”/185lbs 20-year-old had 19 points in six games, scoring eleven goals and eight assists this month. Landrigan had two power-play goals, two short-handed goals, and was a +15 through the six games. “Conor had a very strong month. He stepped up as our captain, and helped us to another successful month as a team,” said Assistant Coach Nicholas Perri.

Runner-Up: Martins Vitolins, Long Beach Sharks

Honorable Mention (by division): Ben Ratner, Wisconsin Whalers - Marshall Barnes, North Iowa Bulls – Graham Day, Metro Jets – Anthony Weinrich, Toledo Cherokee – Dom Glavach, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Liam Millar, Bozeman Icedogs – Reed Kelly, Yellowstone Quake – Brad Estrada, Helena Bighorns – Sebastian Simoncello, Evansville Jr Thunderbolts – Nick Balestra, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Nate Walker, Syracuse Stampede – Brayden Hutchinson, Louisiana Drillers – Jake Cox, Point Mallard Ducks – Melker Kroon, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Willam Rooney, Euless Jr.Stars – Jesse Brown, Atlanta Capitals – Kyle Wendorf, Willmar Warhawks – Andrej Jamnicky, Granite City Lumberjacks – Emil Lindfors, Alexandria Blizzard


Defenseman of the Month

Defenseman of the Month: Danny O'Donnell - Great Falls Americans

Danny O'Donnell

With four goals and eleven assists, Great Falls defenseman Danny O’Donnell was a force at the blue line in November for the Americans. The 6’2”/185lbs 20-year-old from Ventura, CA was +10 through six games in November, and registered a game-winning goal to close out the month.  “Danny continues to excel for our team as we make our way into the halfway mark of the season,” said Assistant Coach Erik Gatson.

Runner-Up: Adam Vannelli, Atlanta Capitals

Honorable Mention (by division): Jake Faulkner, Wisconsin Whalers – Mike Lyons, North Iowa Bulls – Nolan Arbuckle, New England Stars – Robby Flannery, Metro Jets – Will DelVerne, Toledo Cherokee – Trevor Wilhelm, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Rich Hart, Syracuse Stampede – Stephen Aponik, Binghamton Junior Senators – Tucker Alspaugh, Louisiana Drillers – Jacob Peterson, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Jordan Olson, Granite City Lumberjacks


Goalie of the Month

Goalie of the Month: Luke Olson - Bozeman Icedogs

Luke Olson

Grabbing two shutouts in November, Bozeman’s Luke Olson truly earned the NA3HL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month title in November. The 18-year-old from Hermantown, MN made 181 saves in November, with just seven goals against. Olson posted a .963 SV% through five games this month, earning him a 3-1 record that included two shutout performances. The 5’9”/160 lbs goaltender faced an average of 37.6 shots per game this month. “Luke had a very good month in our six wins this month. He was responsible for three of the wins, and two of those were shutouts.  Luke has been very steady in goal all month, and the success of our team is tied to his ability to play big for us when needed,” said Head Coach Mark Vichorek.

Runner-Up: Joel De Simone, Pittsburgh Vengeance

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Elliott Gerth, Wisconsin Whalers – Josh Benson, North Iowa Bulls – Andrew Kormos, Metro Jets – Nick Ottenbacher, Yellowstone Quake – Hunter Smith, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Salvatore Lauretta, Binghamton Junior Senators – Kevin Lake, Louisiana Drillers – Tyler Myers, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Nolan Bivolcic, Atlanta Capitals – Mac Berglove, Granite City Lumberjacks


Forward of the Month

Forward of the Month: Owen Larson - North Iowa Bulls

Owen Larson

Forward Owen Larson led the NA3HL with three game-winning goals in October, along with two power-play goals mixed in among the 15 total goals he had this month. With 35 points, the North Iowa forward averaged 3.18 points per game, and stood at +36 after 11 games in October.  Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Larson leads all North Iowa forwards with a +37 rating this season. “Owen Larson has been one of the most consistent producers that the Bulls have ever seen.  He is very seldom not on the score sheet, a product of his hard work,” said Head Coach Todd Sanden

Runner-Up: Jeremy Wilber, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Scott Balestra, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Fritz Belisle, New Ulm Steel – Justin Bloomfield, West Michigan Wolves – Louis Boudon, Metro Jets – Sam Dabrowski, La Crosse Freeze – Riley Holwegner, Gillette Wild – Brendan Jester, Great Falls Americans – Ricky Kwapich, Toldeo Cherokee – Josh Laven, Breezy Point North Stars – Will Mix, Granite City Lumberjacks – Steven Nisbet, Bozeman Icedogs – Ludvig Omdal, Billings Bulls – Ben Ratner, Wisconsin Whalers – Brandon Vukasin, Louisiana Drillers – Nate Walker, Syracuse Stampede – Kyle Wendorf, Willmar Warhawks – Cam Williams, Pittsburgh Vengeance 


Defenseman of the Month

Defenseman of the Month: Steven Mordini - North Iowa Bulls

Steven Mordini

In nine games this month with the Bulls, Mordini collected 14 total points. Both goals registered to his name in October were on the power-play, one of them being a game-winning goal as well. With 12 assists and a +23 rating, the Baraboo, WI native has held a strong presence at the blue line for North Iowa. “Steven Mordini has embraced his role for the North Iowa Bulls this month which allowed him some offensive freedoms. He made an impact on the score sheet, all while maintaining a solid defensive mindset,” said Head Coach Todd Sanden

Runner-Up: Andrew Heckaman, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Zach Ahiers, Bozeman Icedogs – Tucker Alspaugh, Louisiana Drillers – Stephen Aponik, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Casey Esselman, Granite City Lumberjacks – Jake Faulkner, Wisconsin Whalers – Robby Flannery, Metro Jets – Rich Hart, Syracuse Stampede – Zach Heiser, Billings Bulls – Danny O’Donnell, Great Falls Americans – Jacob Peterson, Texas Brahmas – Anthony Szurlej, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Anthony Weinrich, Toldeo Cherokee – Trevor Wilhelm, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Bennett Witta, New Ulm Steel


Goalie of the Month

Goalie of the Month: Andrew Kormos - Metro Jets

Andrew Kormos

Posting a 0.80 GAA in October, goaltender Andrew Kormos owned his crease through five straight, undefeated wins this month. Two wins in October for Kormos were perfect shutouts. His .962 SV% this month helped the Jets continue to climb the NA3HL East Divison standings, giving them sole possession of first place, with second place trailing six points behind. The Milford, MI native is currently 8-0-0-0 this season through 479 minutes played. "Andrew was a big reason for our teams continued success.  He played against top competition and stepped up when he was called on. He has been our most consistent player on the team this season. Kormos brings his full effort to the rink every day to continue getting better," said Head Coach Justin Quenneville.

Runner-Up: Hunter Smith, St. Louis Jr. Blues

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mac Berglove, Granite City Lumberjacks – Nolan Bivolcic, Atlanta Capitals – Joel De Simone, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Elliot Gerth, Wisconsin Whalers – Kevin Lake, Louisiana Drillers – Salvatore Lauretta, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Magnus Lindhe, Breezy Point North Stars – Roman Malkov, Toldeo Cherokee – Brady Meyers, North Iowa Bulls – Tyler Myers, Texas Brahmas – Luke Olson, Bozeman Icedogs – Nathan Siclovan, New Ulm Steel – Martin Sten, Syracuse Stampede – Sam Woznicki, West Michigan Wolves 


Forward of the Month

Forward of the Month: Austin Wisely - Peoria Mustangs

Austin Wisely

Peoria’s 19-year-old Austin Wisely put on a show in September, collecting 9 goals, 14 assists and 23 points through the first month of the 2016-17 season to earn the Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month award. The 5’11/190lbs forward is currently on an 8-game point streak, which includes 23 total points through his first 8 games (2.88 points per game). In these numbers, he has produced 3 short-handed goals, 1 game-winning goal and one power play goal for the Mustangs. Wisely, native of Chillicothe, Illinois, led the NA3HL in +/- rankings for the month with a +20 effort. “Austin is one of my leaders on the team and it is great to see him get the recognition, as forward of the month,” said Head Coach Dave Karpa.

Runner-Up: Dominik Bogdziul, Binghamton Jr. Senators

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chuck Costello, Cape Cod Islanders – Chas Distelrath, Metro Jets – JP Eykyn, La Crosse Freeze – Ivan Galaguzov, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Jacob Istre, Louisiana Drillers – Brendan Jester, Great Falls Americans – Ricky Kwapich, Toledo Cherokee – Ben Ratner, Wisconsin Whalers – Trystin Sabina, Breezy Point North Stars – Kohei Sato, North Iowa Bills – Ryan Smith, Granite City Lumberjacks – Dillon Steh, Billings Bulls – Nate Walker, Syracuse Stampede


Defenseman of the Month

Defenseman of the Month: Zach Heiser - Billings Bulls

Zach Heiser

Leading the league in two categories for defensemen, Zach Heiser takes the Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month award for September. With a 2.50 point per game average and three power-play goals, the 6’1/190lbs defensemen collected 4 goals and 6 assists through four games played. The 10-point start for the Osseo, Minnesota also earned him NA3HL Player of the Week honors for the week of 9/26-10/2. The 19-year-old grabbed a +13 rating for Bulls this month, along with 2 power play goals, 2 short-handed goals and 1 game-winning goal. “We are proud of Zach being recognized as player of the month. He is a true NCAA prospect and is ready to play in the NAHL. We are excited where Zach's future will takes him,” said Head Coach Michael Richardson.

Runner-Up: Andrew Heckaman, Breezy Point North Stars

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tucker Alspaugh, Louisiana Drillers Rocco DeRollo, Syracuse Stampede Lucas Ethington, Binghamton Jr. Senators Bryce Fisk, Wisconsin Whalers Patrick Gazich, La Crosse Freeze Ben Hamilton, Toledo Cherokee Mike Lyons, North Iowa Bulls Cameron McAtee, St. Louis Jr. Blues Dylan Naumovski, Metro Jets Spencer Nelson, Granite City Lumberjacks Danny O'Donnell, Great Falls Americans Thomas Tobey, Cape Cod Islanders


Goalie of the Month

Goalie of the Month: Salvatore Lauretta - Binghamton Junior Senators

Salvatore Lauretta

With the cleanest goalie record in the NA3HL (5-0-0), Binghamton’s Salvatore Lauretta claimed the September Vaughn Hockey Goaltender of the Month honor. The Jr. Senator’s brick wall made 157 saves through five games, adding up five wins for Binghamton. With a .940 SV%, the 6’1/175 lbs 20-year-old had a slim GAA of 2.00. A native of Center Moriches, New York, the veteran goaltender had only 10 goals against in 300 total minutes played. “We are extremely happy for Sal, and very proud of his accomplishment. We rely on Sal for big moments and big games. Our goaltending has stepped up when we needed it too, and it has been a big reason why we are having the success that we are,” said Assistant Coach Nick Perri.

Runner-Up: Peter Ciccarelli, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mac Berglove, Granite City Lumberjacks – Chayo Goodwin, Billings Bulls – Michael Hughes, Great Falls Americans – Andrew Kormos, Metro Jets – Kevin Lake, St. Louis Jr. Bulls – Roman Malkov, North Iowa Bulls – Bronson Moore, Breezy Point North Stars – Adrian Morales, Toledo Cherokee – Martin Sten, Syracuse Stampede – Anton Zemba, Cape Cod Islanders

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