50 Players, 50 Days: Blake Elliott
May 26, 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!
Blake Elliott, Forward, Texas RoadRunners
Blake Elliott closed out an impressive and lengthy NA3HL career in 2019-20, posting career-best numbers for the Texas RoadRunners in his fourth year in College Station.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound native of Houston, TX first broke into the league with the Louisiana Drillers in 2016-17, scoring three goals in 16 games before making a move to the College Station Spirit (now Texas RoadRunners), where he would play for the remainder of his career.
There, he logged four goals and an assist in 30 outings to close out the 2016-17 season. He improved his play each season thereafter, with 6g-6a--12pts in 2017-18 and 5g-13a--18pts in 2018-19.
Closing out his career, Elliott made the 2019-20 campaign his best of the bunch, with eight goals, 13 assists and 21 points in 45 games. He concludes his NA3HL career with 26g-33a--59pts in 156 games.