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 of the Wisconsin Whalers. The Easton Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month is Adam Orn of the North Iowa Bulls. The Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month is Marcus Gloss of the Pittsburgh Vengeance. 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
Last season’s NA3HL Forward and Rookie of the Year Peter Henderson, 20, is right back to the form that won him both awards last season as the native of Libertyville, IL had a torrid month of November. Henderson (5’11/175) had 21 points in just seven games during the month as the Whalers posted a 6-1 record. Henderson scored 10 goals, added 11 assists and was a +15. He recorded multi-point games in six of the seven outings, which also included an eight-point week during the week ending November 15th when he was named the NA3HL Central Division Star of the Week. In 19 games played this season, Henderson has 34 points, which leads the Whalers team in scoring and ranks tied for 7th overall in the NA3HL. “We are happy for Peter that he really is putting it all together and has found his form from last year. Peter is one of our leaders on and off the ice. We are playing well and a lot has to do with Peter getting it going this year,” said Wisconsin head coach Tom McDermott.
Runner-Up: Ryan Dunner, Texas Jr. Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jonathan Adnell, Sugar Land Imperials – Blake Babineau, Helena Bighorns – Vincent Casale, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Rubin Chavarria, Wooster Oilers – Jacob Drinkard, Metro Jets – Brett Gravelle, North Iowa Bulls – Mason Graves, Billings Bulls – Josh Hamilton, Point Mallard Ducks – Ben Henderson, La Crosse Freeze – Brendan Jester, Great Falls Americans – Luc Kreuser, Twin City Steel – Trent Kulczyk, Nashville Jr. Predators – Ricky Kwapich, Toledo Cherokee – Frankie Melton, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Ryan Mezera, Breezy Point North Stars – Dylan Michaud, Bozeman Icedogs – Michael Piehler, Granite City Lumberjacks – Kyle Truax, Gillette Wild – Dakota Ulmer, West Michigan Wolves – Austin Wisely, Peoria Mustangs
Easton Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Adam Orn, North Iowa Bulls
The North Iowa Bulls posted a perfect 6-0 record in the month of November to remain atop the Central Division standings. Not only did their offense come through with 43 goals in the six outings, but the team defense allowed just 15 goals. A factor in both aspects was defenseman Adam Orn. The 20-year-old native of Ramsey, MN, had 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) during the month of October and was a +11 in the six outings. Orn was a plus in every game during the month and recorded at least a point in five of the six outings. His 17 points to date leads all Bulls defensemen and ranks tied for 7th among all NA3HL defensemen. "Adam has his game at a high level right now and playing with a lot of confidence. He has been steadily climbing in the point totals for the Bulls and is a reliable and responsible defender. As our captain, we look to him not only for leadership but also for production,” said North Iowa head coach Todd Sanden.
Runner-Up: George Hansen, Texas Jr. Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eric Arrigo, Chicago Jr. Bulldogs – Gavin Cummings, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Matt Goodman, Point Mallard Ducks – Zach Heiser, Billings Bulls – Alec Hooper, Breezy Point North Stars – Bryan Knesel, Helena Bighorns – Reed Link, Great Falls Americans – Tyler Mros, Granite City Lumberjacks – Joe Nolan, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Toby Sengvongxay, La Crosse Freeze – Aaron Siegrist, Peoria Mustangs – Nick Thompson, Bozeman Icedogs – Adam Vannelli, Twin City Steel – Caleb Vosters, Wisconsin Whalers – Jason Watts, Wooster Oilers
Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month: Marcus Gloss, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Pittsburgh Vengeance goalie Marcus Gloss, 19, was downright stellar in the month of November as he helped the Vengeance to a 6-0-1 record during the month. The native of Houghton, MI, posted a perfect 4-0 record in four starts and allowed just six goals on 145 shots in the four games, which translated to a 95.9% save percentage and a 1.41 goals against average during the month. Gloss made 43 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over West Michigan to begin the month. He also posted a 28-save shutout of the Wooster Oilers on November 15th. Overall, Gloss (6’4/225) has a 8-2-0 record this season with a 2.34 goals against average and a 93.7% save percentage, which ranks 3rd overall in the NA3HL. “Marcus is a great competitor who works hard everyday and has been fantastic in goal for us from they day he arrived,” said Pittsburgh head coach Dave Dorsey.
Runner-Up: Ian Dvorak, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Glen Bates, Toledo Cherokee – Mac Berglove, Granite City Lumberjacks – Will Graves, La Crosse Freeze – David Johnson, North Iowa Bulls – Kameron Limburg, Metro Jets – Magnus Lindhe, Breezy Point North Stars – Ross Lipic, Peoria Mustangs – Stephen Marshal Frank, Bozeman Icedogs – Max McConnell, Wisconsin Whalers - Joe Morgan, Wooster Oilers – Gage Overby, Billings Bulls – Brandon Perrone, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Adam Ranck, Helena Bighorns – Cooper Seedot, Point Mallard Ducks – Jake Stephan, Great Falls Americans
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