The North American 3 Eastern Hockey League (NA3EHL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of February. The Easton Hockey NA3EHL Forward of the Month is Conor Landrigan of the Wilkes-Barre Miners. The Easton Hockey NA3EHL Defenseman of the Month is Tim Paige of the New England Stars. The Vaughn NA3EHL Goaltender of the Month is Ian Stahl of the Roc City Royals. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3EHL monthly awards.
Easton Hockey NA3EHL Forward of the Month: Conor Landrigan, Wilkes-Barre Miners
It was a huge month a February forward Wilkes-Barre Miners forward Conor Landrigan. The 19-year-old from New Tripoli, PA, picked up half of his points on the season in the month of February as the 6’0/180 lbs. forward recorded 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists) and was a +6 during the month. Landrigan recorded at least a point in eight of his nine games during the month and five multi-point games. In just 21 games played this season, Landrigan is 2nd in team scoring with 40 points during the 2015-16 campaign. “Conor is a big part of our team. He has put up great numbers and is consistent in his efforts. He's the kind of player we are looking to move to the NAHL, a hard worker on and off the ice, committed 100% to his teammates and just an all around team player with outstanding character,” said Miners General Manager Ray Welsh.
Runner-Up: Mike Jessman, Cape Cod Islanders
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Frederic Ampleman, Jersey Shore Wildcats – Matt Bauchman, East Coast Minutemen – Anthony Depetres, Roc City Royals – Chris Gasiewicz, Lockport Express – Hunter Soden, Syracuse Stampede
Easton Hockey NA3EHL Defenseman of the Month: Tim Paige, New England Stars
As the playoff-bound New England Stars continued to make their push for the top spot in the East with a 8-0-1 record during the month of February, they looked to defenseman Tim Paige for consistent defensive play on the ice. Paige, 19, had a very good month, recording nine points in nine games, which included one goal, eight assists and a +11 rating. The native of Nashua, NH, recorded at least a point in six of the nine games and had three mutli-point efforts. In 42 games played this season, Paige (5’10/175) has 35 points and is a +19. “Tim's solid defensive play and limited turnovers enabled him to put up high offensive numbers. Tim is always looking to get better and is a positive teammate so it is nice to see him get rewarded,” said New England head coach Darryl Green.
Runner-Up: Alex Tan, Jersey Shore Wildcats
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Aidan Conolly, Roc City Royals – Raymond Rowe, Syracuse Stampede – Gibson Stuart, Lockport Express
Vaughn NA3EHL Goaltender of the Month: Ian Stahl, Roc City Royals
Roc City Royals goalie Ian Stahl, 19, posted a perfect 3-0 record in the month of February with some eye-popping numbers. The native of Webster, NY, continued to play his best hockey of the season as he allowed just four goals on 80 shots in the three wins. Stahl (6’3/210) picked up all three wins against Syracuse, which also included a 1.33 goals against average and a 95% save percentage during the month. In the three wins, he had games with 34, 25 and 17 saves. Stahl has won his last eight starts for the playoff-bound Royals. “Ian has faced a lot of shots this season and handled it well. He is always in the pursuit of excellence and he never fails to give our team an honest days work between the pipes. We are confident that he will remain hot as we get closer to the post season,” said Roc City head coach Tom Donnelly.
Runner-Up: Sam Fitzpatrick, Lockport Express
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Scott Albertoni, Jersey Shore Wildcats – Brandon Daigle, Maine Wild
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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