50 Players, 50 Days: Porter Haney
April 24, 2020
During the current and unforeseen cancelation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NA3HL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the NA3HL got together a decided to highlight some of those players, who were born in 1999 and were in their final season of playing junior hockey.
As a result, we present a new series entitled: 50 players, 50 days
50 players in 50 days will select 50 players from each of the 34 NAHL teams this past season that were born in 1999, who are currently uncommitted, and deserve some recognition during their time spent playing and developing in the NA3HL. Over the course of the next 50 days, we will take time out to look at their accomplishments, review their season, and provide some background on their NA3HL careers. Players will be initially highlighted in alphabetical order by team. Enjoy!
Porter Haney, Forward, Rochester Grizzlies
Following an impressive debut season in the NA3HL, Rochester Grizzlies forward Porter Haney, 20, hit several milestones in his second campaign, earning an NAHL call-up, a place at Top Prospects and winning the NA3HL's Leadership Award.
After posting a respectable eight goals, 23 assists and 31 points in 46 games during his first season in 2018-19, Haney, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound native of Duluth, MN, doubled his goal-scoring output and ramped up his overall productivity to well over a point-per-game average. With 16 goals, 31 assists and 47 points in just 37 games, Haney turned heads at the next level, earning a game with the Minnesota Wilderness on New Year's Eve, 2019.
He wasn't done there, though, as he capped off his campaign with a trip to the Top Prospects Tournament, scoring once in three games there. Haney's efforts both on and off the ice were top notch throughout the 2019-20 season, and he earned the NA3HL's league-wide 2020 Leadership Award. He concludes his junior career with 24 goals, 54 assists and 78 points in 87 games.
Haney's days before the NA3HL came calling were spent at Duluth East High School, where he played in the Minnesota High School hockey system for three years. There, he logged 37 games, posting two goals and five assists in that span.