The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of November. The Easton Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month is Peter Henderson from the Wisconsin Whalers. The Easton Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month is Nick Trefry from the Helena Bighorns. The Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month is Robbie Goor from the Twin City Steel. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3HL monthly awards.
Easton Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Peter Henderson, Wisconsin Whalers
Wisconsin forward Peter Henderson, 19, stood out among his peers in November as the forward from Libertyville, Illinois, recorded an outstanding point total of 19 points in just nine games during the month as the Whalers put together a 6-1-2 record. Henderson (5’11/175) had six goals and 13 assists during the month and was also a +10. He registered at least a point in eight of the nine games and had seven multi-point games. He began the month with a three-point effort, which included the game-winning goal in a 4-2 win over La Crosse on November 1st. He had another three-point game in a win over La Crosse on November 16th and followed that up with a four-point effort in a win over Peoria on November 22nd. Henderson leads the NA3HL in scoring with 39 points in 24 games played and also leads the league with 24 assists. “Peter has been one of our most consistent players all season. He sees the ice vey well and uses his speed and skill to his advantage,” said Wisconsin Whalers head coach Tom McDermott.
Runner-Up: Brandt Miller, Helena Bighorns
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Andrew Bond, Cincinnati Swords – Cade Boreing, Gillette Wild – Scott Coash Jr., Chicago Jr. Bulldogs – Kegan Couture, Bozeman Icedogs – Jace Cseter, La Crosse Freeze – Tyler Dalton, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks – Brandon Desrosiers, Southern Tier Xpress – Justin Dunn, Point Mallard Ducks – Kayne Fedor, Dallas Jr. Stars – Brett Gravelle, North Iowa Bulls – Alex Johanson, Topeka Capitals – Aharon Lara, Twin City Steel – Eli Lynn, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Dallas Marvin, Granite City Lumberjacks – Mark McGee, Toledo Cherokee – Ryan Mezera, Breezy Point North Stars – Tyler Sworsky, Alexandria Blizzard – Dakota Ulmer, West Michigan Wolves – Ian Wiljanen, Billings Bulls
Easton Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Nick Trefry, Helena Bighorns
Helena defenseman Nick Trefry, 19, helped his team to a 7-2 record during November. The native of Upland, California, recorded eight points in nine games during the month, which included four goals and four assists. He was also a +4 during the month. Trefry (6’1/190) started the month on a four-game point streak, which included a goal and a +3 effort in a 7-1 win over Glacier on November 7th. He had another +3 effort and a three point game in another win over Glacier back on November 22nd. For the season, Goor is tied for the NA3HL lead in scoring for defensemen with 23 points in 18 games played. He also ranks 3rd among NA3HL defensemen in plus/minus with a +20 rating. "Nick has had a great start to the season and has been a large contributor to our success thus far. It is not often a defenseman can play 200 feet like Nick has been able to do this season. We look forward to continuing his development everyday and see what else he brings to the table the rest of the season as a leader and high minute defenseman,” said Jon Jonasson, head coach of the Helena Bighorns.
Runner-Up: Noah Gilreath, Point Mallard Ducks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): David Bogart, Toledo Cherokee – Jared Bromberg, La Crosse Freeze – Jack Cleaver, Gillette Wild – Gavin Cummings, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Mitchell Gwost, Granite City Lumberjacks – Travis Hall, Dallas Jr. Stars – Henry Hearon, Chicago Jr. Bulldogs – Will Holtan, Wisconsin Whalers – Avery Huibragtse, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks – Ralfs Karelis, Billings Bulls – Sam Naegele, North Iowa Bulls – Jake Nicks, Bozeman Icedogs – Colin O’Connor, Topeka Capitals – Corey Siwula, West Michigan Wolves - Chris Skordilis, Twin City Steel – Gena Zabeline, Cincinnati Swords
Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month: Robbie Goor, Twin City Steel
Twin City goalie Robbie Goor, 18, was just about perfect during the month of November. The native of Anoka, Minnesota, appeared in four games during the month of November and allowed just a single goal. Goor (6’3/200) faced 99 shots during the month and stopped 98 of them. In his first two games on the month, Goor posted back-to-back shutouts of Breezy Point on November 7th and 15th. He then made 41 saves in a 4-1 win at Minnesota on November 22nd. He finished the month with a relief appearance against Breezy Point in which he stopped all 11 shots that came his way. During November, Goor would end up with two shutouts, a 0.29 goals against average and a 99% save percentage. For the season, Goor has an 8-4 record with a 2.72 goals against average and a 91.0% save percentage. “The month that Robbie had was outstanding. He helped us ride out a 5 game win streak, which places us 3rd in our division. Robbie's confidence is growing everyday which is contagious around the team. He has all the tools to repeat November again in December,” said Twin City General Manager Bryant Black.
Runner-Up: Tommi Ahlgren, North Iowa Bulls
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brian Baker, Pittsburgh Vengeance - Glen Bates, Toledo Cherokee – Alex Feese, Gillette Wild – Sam Harden, Chicago Jr. Bulldogs – Alex Kruger, Helena Bighorns – Brandon Kruger, Cincinnati Swords – Chris Mallon, Dallas Jr. Stars – Kendall Meyer, Granite City Lumberjacks – Kyler Patenaude, West Michigan Wolves – Jacob Pelton, Topeka Capitals - – Denijs Romanovskis, Bozeman Icedogs – Alec Rounds, Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks – Cam Scheuren, La Crosse Freeze – Cole Semchak, Billings Bulls – David Volkmann, Wisconsin Whalers – Billy Wagner, Point Mallard Ducks
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