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February

Goalie of the Month: Eric Buchholz - Helena Bighorns

Eric Buchholz

Helena Bighorns goaltender Eric Buchholz was lights out between the pipes in the month of February with a 6-0 record. In his six showings in the month, Buchholz recorded a 2.15 GAA and a .943 SV% stopping 217 of the 230 shots he faced in February. This season Colorado Springs, CO native holds a 24-2 record with 2 shutouts plus a 2.02 GAA and .939 SV%. 

Runner-Up: Luke Fundator, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Andrew Doran, Peoria Mustangs – Ben Di Fiore,  Bay State Bobcats – Edvin Falkenstrom, Yellowstone Quake – Will Kunka, Willmar WarHawks – Alexander Opalacz, Texas RoadRunners – Jack Orchard, Gillette Wild – Andrew Owens, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Xander Roberts, Granite City Lumberjacks – Brandon Shantz, Texas Brahmas – Will Simpson, Great Falls Americans – Zach Wiese, Rochester Grizzlies

 

Defenseman of the Month: Eddie Mulligan - Northeast Generals

Eddie Mulligan

Northeast Generals defenseman Eddie Mulligan was outstanding in the month of February. In the 11 games he appeared in, Mulligan totalled 17 points from the blue-line. Mulligan, who was named for the first time as the East Division Star of the Week on February 27th, added 3 goals and 14 assists for his 17 points while maintaining a +22 rating. Mulligan, a Lincoln, RI native, is ranked fifth in scoring with the Generals this year with 46 points (6G, 40A) in 42 games played. 

Runner-Up: Ben Mullen, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Dudinsky, Gillette Wild – Hubert Guzy, Peoria Mustangs – Tal Halliday, Granite City Lumberjacks – Logan Motz, Texas RoadRunners – Matej Pafly, Texas Brahmas – John Peterson, Helena Bighorns – Matt Schirm, Bay State Bobcats – Matthew Shaw, Rochester Grizzlies – Garret Weisenburger, Great Falls Americans

 

Forward of the Month: Brett Reed - Granite City Lumberjacks

Brett Reed

Granite City forward Brett Reed was on fire in the month of February appearing in 10 games and combining for 23 points. The Lumberjacks forward added 11 goals and 12 assists while combining a +24 rating in those 10 February games. The Crosslake, MN native was also rostered in the NA3HL Top Prospects game where he recorded a goal in 2 games. Reed leads the Lumberjacks in scoring with 51 points (26G, 25A). 

Runner-Up: Vincent Anderson, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Lincoln Bielenberg-Howarth, Rochester Grizzlies – Sam Bourdon, Texas RoadRunners – Will Cormie, Bay State Bobcats – Anthony Foster, Willmar WarHawks – Aleksandr Gamazatov, Texas Brahmas – Thomas Gazich, Great Falls Americans – Mark Kurliandchyk, Louisiana Drillers – Anthony O’Neal, Atlanta Capitals – Tyler Ramm, Northeast Generals – Cade Wessman, Butte Cobras – Jared Wisely, Peoria Mustangs – Harlan Wojtusik, Helena Bighorns – Declan Young, Gillette Wild

 
January

Goalie of the Month: Jack Orchard - Gillette Wild

Jack Orchard

Gillette Wild netminder, Jack Orchard, was lights out between the pipes in the month of January with a 5-0 record while recording 2 shutouts in those games. In his five showings in the month, Orchard held a 1.58 GAA and .947 SV% stopping 144 of the 152 shots he faced. The Fort Frances, ON, CAN native has a perfect 16-0 record this year with a 1.86 GAA and a .933 SV%.

Runner-Up: Dolan Gilbert, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Peyton Brendel, El Paso Rhinos – Eric Buchholz, Helena Bighorns – Brennan Churchill, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Andrew Doran, Peoria Mustangs – Ben Di Fiore, Bay State Bobcats – Nathan Hadley, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks –  Mason Joseph, Northeast Generals – Cooper Olson, Willmar WarHawks - Xander Roberts, Granite City Lumberjacks – Will Simpson, Great Falls Americans – Jack Turek, Gillette Wild – Zach Wiese, Rochester Grizzlies - Nash Wilson, Texas RoadRunners

 

Defenseman of the Month: Colin Clough - El Paso Rhinos

Colin Clough

El Paso Rhinos defenseman, Colin Clough added 17 points in the 9 games he played in January. The blueliner scored 5 goals and handed out 12 assists for those 17 points while holding an outstanding +24 rating. The Scottsdale, AZ native has played in 31 games this year with 10 goals and 23 assists for 33 points. Clough is currently ranked #10 in the NA3HL’s top scoring defenders. 

Runner-Up: Jared Wisely, Peoria Mustangs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Benit, Great Falls Americans – Derek Cagle, Wausau Cyclones – Sean Davidson, Granite City Lumberjacks – Taber Gutschick, Helena Bighorns – Tate Hammitt, Willmar WarHawks - Tyler Larsen, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Martins Leps, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Michael Montague, Bay State Bobcats – Logan Motz, Texas RoadRunners – Noah Roitman, Rochester Grizzlies – Jeremiah Snyder, Texas Brahmas

 

Forward of the Month: Caden Butler - El Paso Rhinos

Caden Butler

El Paso forward, Caden Butler, was red hot in the month of January in the 10 games he appeared in recording an outstanding 28 points. The Phoenix, AZ native lit the lamp 11 times and was called on 17 assists along with a +23 rating. So far this season, Butler has appeared in 30 games with 60 points (24G, 36A) and leads the Rhinos in scoring. Butler is also tied for 11th place in the NA3HL amongst all scorers. 

Runner-Up: Richard Indermill, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Landon Boothe, Bay State Bobcats – Ian Bowman, Bozeman Icedogs – Ethan Chesney, Peoria Mustangs – Sam Feamster, Helena Bighorns – Tommy Gazich, Great Falls Americans – Jack Herron, Texas RoadRunners – Josh Hrip, Louisiana Drillers – Adam Johnson, Rochester Grizzlies – Braeden Kennedy, Northeast Generals – Nikita Kovalev, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Tucker Lien, Gillette Wild – Kaleb Miller, Atlanta Capitals – Nicholas Richert, Granite City Lumberjacks – Ben Rothstein, Texas Brahmas – Gage Vierzba, Wausau Cyclones - Patrick Wyers, Willmar WarHawks

 
December

Goalie of the Month: Will Kunka - Willmar WarHawks

Will Kunka

Willmar WarHawks netminder, Will Kunka, was red hot between the pipes in the month of December recording three consecutive shutouts. In those three showings, Kunka turned away all 75 shots he faced. So far in the Moorhead, MN natives campaign with the WarHawks, Kunka has a 6-2 record, a 2.83 GAA and a .913 SV%. 

Runner-Up: Matthew Smith, Granite City Lumberjacks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eric Buchholz, Helena Bighorns – Caleb Cross, Butte Cobras – Lucas Henderson, Rochester Grizzlies – Paul Jarvis, Atlanta Capitals – Spencer Northway, Milwaukee Power

 

Defenseman of the Month: Tal Halliday - Granite City Lumberjacks

Tal Halliday

Granite City Lumberjacks defenseman, Tal Halliday added 12 points in the 6 games he played in December. The blueliner scored 4 goals and passed out 8 assists. A standout game for Halliday was against the Minnesota Loons where the defenseman scored a hat-trick and two assists in a 14-1 win. Halliday has appeared in 27 games this season and has earned 28 points (8G, 20A). With his 28 points, Halliday is tied for 6th place in the 3HL in scoring among all defenders. 

Runner-Up: Taber Gutchick, Helena Bighorns 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mason Ausmus, Milwaukee Power – Ty Neckar,  Texas RoadRunners – Brady O’Brien, Willmar WarHawks – Per Waage, Rochester Grizzlies

 

Forward of the Month: Luke Schleusner - Butte Cobras

Luke Schleusner

Butte Cobras forward, Luke Schleusner, put on a show in the month of December in the 10 games he appeared in totaling an outstanding 25 points. The Mountlake Terrace, Washington native found the back of the net 11 times while handing out 14 assists along with a +9 rating. So far this season, Schleusner holds the 10th spot in the 3HL amongst all scorers with 34 points (26G, 28A) and averages 1.59 points per game. 

Runner-Up: Carter Newpower, Mason City Toros

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Anderson, Granite City Lumberjacks – Thomas Dalsin, Great Falls Americans – Adam Harvey, Helena Bighorns – Sota Isogai, Mason City Toros – Layten Liffrig, Rochester Grizzlies – Tyler Love, Texas RoadRunners – Ben Luedtke, Willmar WarHawks – Kaleb Miller, Atlanta Capitals – Nate Stone, Milwaukee Power – Tyler Sunagel,  Great Falls Americans – Sam Vanderhoeven, Oregon Tradesmen 

 
November

Goalie of the Month: Matthew Smith - Granite City Lumberjacks

Matthew Smith

Granite City Lumberjacks goaltender, Matt Smith, continued staying in the winning column this season after a strong effort in November. The Fenton, MO native only allowed three goals in four games after stopping 73 of the 76 he faced. In those four games, Smith added two shutouts while recording a .961 save percentage and a .750 goals against average. Smith sits atop of the NA3HL amongst goaltenders with a 1.00 GAA and a .944 SV% this season. 

Runner-Up: Dolan Gilbert, Texas Brahmas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joe Ambroffi, Peoria Mustangs – Eric Buchholz, Helena Bighorns – Erik Chaffe, Mason City Toros –Zach Dosan, Wausau Cyclones – Hunter Hein, Texas RoadRunners – Lucas Henderson, Rochester Grizzlies – Mason Joseph, Northeast Generals 

 

Defenseman of the Month: Joey Carollo - Texas Brahmas

Joey Carollo

Texas Brahmas defenseman, Joey Carollo had a great month as the team continued unbeaten throughout November. The defenseman tallied 15 points, scoring 4 goals and handing out 11 assists in eight games. The Chicago, IL native is tied for fourth in the NA3HL amongst defenders in points with 26

Runner-Up: Taber Gutchick, Helena Bighorns 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Will Britton, Wausau Cyclones – Thomas Dalsin, Great Falls Americans – Hubert Guzy, Peoria Mustangs – Owen McNamee, Northeast Generals –  Kyle Mortenson, Granite City Lumberjacks –  Ty Neckar, Texas Roadrunners –  Brendan Sloth, Mason City Toros –  Per Waage, Rochester Grizzlie

 

Forward of the Month: Sam VanderHoeven - Oregon Tradesmen

Sam VanderHoeven

Oregon Tradesmen forward, Sam VanderHoeven, leads his squad in scoring this season and in the month of November totaled 16 points (11G, 5A). The Beaver Dam, WI native recorded a point in each of the seven games he appeared in over the month along with a +10 rating. So far this season, Vanderhoeven has recorded 38 points (23G, 15A) in 20 games. 

Runner-Up: Carter Newpower, Mason City Toros

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ben Anderson, Granite City Lumberjacks -  Luke Anderson, Wausau Cyclones - Ethan Chesney, Peoria Mustangs - Daniel Crutcher, Great Falls Americans - Alekandr Gamzatov, Texas Brahmas - Tylor Greene, Helena Bighorns - Jack Harris, Yellowstone Quake - Tyler Love, Texas RoadRunners - Nolan Murphy, Northeast Generals - Mike Sweetland, Willmar WarHawks - Justin Wright, Rochester Grizzlies

 
October

Goalie of the Month: D'Mar McCoy - Northeast Generals

D'Mar McCoy

Northeast Generals goaltender D’Mar McCoy, 18, made his NA3HL debut in October and did not disappoint. The 6’1/165 lbs. native of Philadelphia, PA, helped the Generals maintain their undefeated record by going a perfect 5-0 during the month. McCoy allowed just six goals in five starts during the month as he stopped 118 of a possible 124 shots, which was good for a 1.20 goals against average and a .952 save percentage, which both currently rank in the Top 3 in the NA3HL. That also included McCoy’s first career NA3HL shutout as he made 32 saves in a 2-0 win over Long Beach on October 31st.

Runner-Up: Hunter Hein, Texas RoadRunners

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Anthony Adleman, Helena Bighorns – Joe Ambroffi, Peoria Mustangs – Kaleb Bents, Rochester Grizzlies – Ben Di Fiore, Bay State Bobcats – Cole Eastman, Yellowstone Quake – Dolan Gilbert, Texas Brahmas – Spencer Northway, Milwaukee Power – Cooper Olson, Willmar WarHawks – Jack Orchard, Gillette Wild – Brandon Shantz, Austin Ice Bats – Greyson Skirpan, Long Beach Sharks – Matthew Smith, Granite City Lumberjacks – Evan Wittchow, Louisiana Drillers

 

Forward of the Month: Erik Vrkoc - Texas Brahmas

Erik Vrkoc

Texas Brahmas forward Erik Vrkoc, 19, led the NA3HL in scoring during the month of October as the Brahmas moved to the top of the South Division standings with an undefeated record. The 6’0/180 lbs. native of Mnichovice, Czech Republic recorded 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 11 games played during the month and was a remarkable +18. Vrkoc recorded at least a point in every game played in October and had seven multi-point games. Four of his 13 goals during the month were game-winners. Vrkoc is currently tied for 5th in NA3HL scoring so far during the 2021-22 season.

Runner-Up: Tylor Greene, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Bauer, Rochester Grizzlies – Landon Boothe, Bay State Bobcats – Jack Campion, Mason City Toros – Ethan Chesney, Peoria Mustangs – Kullen Daikawa, Granite City Lumberjacks – Michael Dalaly, Milwaukee Power – Keegan Ferguson, Yellowstone Quake – Joe Gronholz, Alexandria Blizzard – Lucas Helland, Austin Ice Bats – Noah Henslee, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Braeden Kennedy, Northeast Generals – Jeremiah Konkel, Willmar WarHawks – Tyler Love, Texas RoadRunners – Caleb Sanborn, Gillette Wild – Tyler Sunagel, Great Falls Americans – Sam VanderHoeven, Oregon Tradesmen – Jake Weikel, Long Beach Sharks

 

Defenseman of the Month: Taber Gutschick - Helena Bighorns

Taber Gutschick

Led by defenseman Taber Gutschick, 19, the Helena Bighorns continued their undefeated season with a perfect record in the month of October. The 5’10/160 lbs. native of Colorado Springs, CO, tied for the NA3HL scoring lead during the month with 25 points (2 goals, 23 assists) in just nine games played. The NAPHL and Colorado Springs Tigers grad had six multi-point games during the month and recorded at least a point in all nine games. For the season, Gutschick leads all NA3HL defensemen in scoring with 28 points, which also ranks tied for 3rd among all NA3HL players.

Runner-Up: Per Waage, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Logan Brown, Yellowstone Quake – Thomas Dalsin, Great Falls Americans – Connor Doyle, Austin Ice Bats – Kyle Gilbert, Long Beach Sharks – Tal Halliday, Granite City Lumberjacks – Seth Manning, Texas Brahmas – Michael Montague, Bay State Bobcats – Eddie Mulligan, Northeast Generals – Ty Neckar, Texas RoadRunners – Brady O’Brien, Willmar WarHawks – Matt Scribner, Alexandria Blizzard – Brendan Sloth, Mason City Toros – Brock Trboyevich, Gillette Wild – Jared Wisely, Peoria Mustangs

 
September

Goalie of the Month: Ian Hedican - Oregon Tradesmen

Ian Hedican

Hedican faced a busy two games between the pipes during September, but showed up in a big way for the Tradesmen with 101 saves on 104 shots to pick up a pair of wins over the Mustangs. Hedican took the ice for the first time on Sept. 24 in Peoria and stopped 57 of 59 shots for the win, then rolled through the rematch on Sept. 25 with another 44 saves on 45 shots. Hedican finished the month with a .971% save percentage and 1.49 GAA to start the season off on a good note.

Runner-Up: Cooper Olson, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eric Buchholz, Helena Bighorns — Hunter Hein, Texas RoadRunners — Ryo Murakami, Long Beach Sharks — Jack Orchard, Gillette Wild — Quentin Sigurdson, Granite City Lumberjacks — Zach Wiese, Rochester Grizzlies

 

Defenseman of the Month: Brock Trboyevich - Gillette Wild

Brock Trboyevich

Trboyevich balanced steady defensive play with some offensive flair in September, notching 2g-8a—10pts and a +11 rating across six games last month. After scoring and recording two assists in his first game, Trboyevich continued producing on a five-game streak, highlighted by his 1g-3a—4pts outing on Sept. 18 against Yellowstone. The second-year blueliner posted an even +/- rating or better in each of his six September outings, and leads all NA3HL defensemen in scoring.

Runner-Up: Mason Ausmus, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Benit, Great Falls Americans — Spencer Dixon, Long Beach Sharks — Taber Gutschick, Helena Bighorns — Jake Laurila, Rochester Grizzlies — Kyle Mortenson, Granite City Lumberjacks — Ty Neckar, Texas RoadRunners

 

Forward of the Month: Samuel Feamster - Helena Bighorns

Samuel Feamster

Feamster tallied 8g-4a—12pts in four games during September, finding the scoresheet multiple times in each contest and notching two hat-tricks in that span. Feamster grabbed a stunning five goals and two assists — including one of his hat-tricks — during opening weekend against Sheridan, then posted two helpers against Butte and capped off the month with another hat-trick, this time against Bozeman.

Runner-Up: Declan Young, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Max Breon, Rochester Grizzlies — Michael Dalaly, Milwaukee Power — Jaron Ketterman, Texas RoadRunners — Daniel Khatib, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks — Jeremiah Konkel, Willmar Warhawks — Hunter Maschke, Great Falls Americans — Carter Newpower, Mason City Toros — Nick Richert, Granite City Lumberjacks — Jake Weikel, Long Beach Sharks

 
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