The North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (NA3EHL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of December. The Easton Hockey NA3EHL Forward of the Month is Dylan Plsek of the Jersey Shore Wildcats. The Easton Hockey NA3EHL Defenseman of the Month is Tim Paige of the New England Stars. The Vaughn NA3EHL Goaltender of the Month is Scott Albertoni of the Jersey Shore Wildcats. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3EHL monthly awards.
Easton Hockey NA3EHL Forward of the Month: Dylan Plsek, Jersey Shore Wildcats
During Jersey Shore’s perfect month of December, forward Dylan Plsek, 19, stood out amongst all others with his performance. The native of Grand Juntion, CO, recorded 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in the five games and was also a +10. Plsek (6’2/185) had three multi-point games, which included one four point game in an 8-4 win against New York on December 11th. Also during the month, Plsek was selected to play on the NA3EHL West Division top prospects team at the NA3HL Showcase, and while the stats don’t count, Plsek had a good showing with four points in three games as the West team posted a 1-1-1 record. For the season, Plsek is 4th in the NA3EHL scoring with 55 points in 28 games played. “I am glad to see Dylan development is starting to pay off. Dylan's hard work and determination combined with the program and structure has helped him to start scratching the surface of his full potential,” said Wildcats head coach Eric Brule.
Runner-Up: Cory Decosta, Skylands Kings
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Brendan Corey, Roc City Royals – Ryan Flanagan, Wilkes-Barre Miners – Ryan Logar, Lockport Express – Kyle Weiss, New England Stars
Easton Hockey NA3EHL Defenseman of the Month: Tim Paige, New England Stars
The New England Stars posted a perfect month of December with a 4-0 record as they continued their climb up the East Division standings. Defenseman Tim Paige, 19, played great from the blueline as the native of Nashua, NH, recorded six points during the four wins in the month. Paige (5’10/175) had three goals and three assists and was also a +6 in December. His best outing was a three point game during a 7-4 win against the Northeast Generals on December 5th. For the season, Paige leads all Stars blueliners in points with 21 points in 24 games played. “Tim is a dependable two-way defenceman that plays in all situations. He has a high hockey IQ and comes to the rink ready to get better each day,” said New England head coach Darryl Green.
Runner-Up: Alex Linquito, Skylands Kings
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aidan Conolly, Roc City Royals – Marcus McCall, Jersey Shore Wildcats – Gibson Stuart, Lockport Express
Vaughn NA3EHL Goaltender of the Month: Scott Albertoni, Jersey Shore Wildcats
Getting credit for all five of his team’s wins during the month of December was Wildcats goalie Scott Albertoni. The 19-year-old native of Denver, CO, played 260 of a possible 300 team minutes in December and posted a perfect 5-0 record. During the month, Albertoni (6’3/190) posted back-to-back shutouts with a sweep of Syracuse on December 5-6. Albertoni has a perfect 15-0 record this season and leads the NA3EHL in wins (15), shutouts (5) and is 3rd in goals against average (2.05). “Scott is a natural leader and brings a grade A compete level on a consistent basis. With help of our goalie instruction, he is also developing nicely and has turned into an impact player on our team. Both he and Dylan are 100% committed to the game and are not afraid to go the extra mile, including when times are tough. With the support of their teammates, we are glad to see they are getting noticed,” said Wildcats head coach Eric Brule.
Runner-Up: Ian Stahl, Roc City Royals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Ryan Bartholomew, Skylands Kings
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Vaughn is the official Goaltending Equipment Partner to the NAHL and serves as the Preferred Goaltending Equipment Supplier of the NA3HL, NA3EHL and NAPHL. Founded in 1982, Vaughn became one of the first major hockey production companies to use multiple foam layers in equipment. As strictly a goalie equipment company, the main focus for Vaughn is the innovation and quality of their product. Visit Vaughn online at: www.vaughnhockey.com