NA3HL announces monthly player awards for November
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of November. The Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month is Jack Hatton of the St. Louis Jr. Blues. The Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month is Mason Stewart of the Yellowstone Quake. The Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month is Ryan Kenny of the New Ulm Steel. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3HL monthly awards.
Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Jack Hatton, St. Louis Jr. Blues
St. Louis forward Jack Hatton had himself an incredible month of November as he led all forward in the NA3HL in points. The native of Naperville, Illinois, scored nine times in just six games. He added 13 assists during that span as well. The veteran forward has 16 goals and 24 assists in 14 games so far this season. He is 2nd on the Jr. Blues in points. The highlight of his month came on November 11th and 12th as he put up 11 points in a two game sweep of the Jr. Thunderbolts. He had another six point weekend the following weekend against division rival Peoria.
Runner-Up: Andrew Logar, Niagara Falls PowerHawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Braden Altena, Granite City Lumberjacks - Brad Becker, Binghamton Junior Senators - Jarod Blackowiak, North Iowa Bulls – Austin Braley, Northeast Generals – Dom Glavach, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Ryan Gunther, Oswego Stampede – Clayton Lackey, La Crosse Freeze – Zach Martin, Willmar Warhawks – Alex Nagel, New Ulm Steel – Nick Rogers, Wisconsin Whalers – Jarrett Scheibel, Helena Bighorns – Dillon Steh, Atlanta Capitals – Braden Stewart, Peoria Mustangs – Bennett Weycker, Texas Brahmas - Drew Wotta, Louisiana Drillers
Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Mason Stewart, Yellowstone Quake
Yellowstone Quake defenseman Mason Stewart has been electrifying in the month of November as he recorded at least a point in all seven games played. His best performance came on Thanksgiving weekend as he notched seven assists in a weekend sweep over Gillette. He finished November with three goals and 12 assists. Currently, the Maple Valley, Washington native leads the league with 40 assists and 50 points. Stewart is most deadly on the power play, as 16 of his 40 helpers have come with the man advantage.
Runner-Up: Mitch Dolese, Louisiana Drillers
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Shane Bernhardson, North Iowa Bulls – Jared Berry, Oswego Stampede – Cameron Bickford, Texas Brahmas - Justin Bioni, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Cole Buhl, Granite City Lumberjacks - Blake Finley, Peoria Mustangs – Ricards Groskops, Helena Bighorns – Matt Hammel, Northeast Generals – Luke Hefty, Wisconsin Whalers – Gunner Moore, Atlanta Capitals – Brandon Schweickert, Niagara Falls PowerHawks – John Shivley, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Wyatt Toll, Willmar Warhawks
Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month: Ryan Kenny, New Ulm Steel
The month of November was one to remember for Ryan Kenny and the New Ulm Steel as the netminder from Fort Lauderdale went 5-1 in six November starts. After dropping his first decision, Kenny has won five in a row, allowing just six goals in that span. His signature performance came on November 25th as he stopped all 40 shots the Granite City Lumberjacks threw his way en route to a 1-0 victory that earned Kenny his second shutout of the season. For November, Kenny had a goals against average of just 1.41 while holding a .962 save percentage. On the year, Kenny is 7-3 for the Steel and has a goals against average of 1.97 and a save percentage of .942.
Runner-Up: Colin Cain, North Iowa Bulls