NA3HL announces monthly players awards for January
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of January. The Forward of the Month is Caden Butler of the El Paso Rhinos. The Defenseman of the Month is Colin Clough of the El Paso Rhinos. The Goaltender of the Month is Jack Orchard of the Gillette Wild. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3HL monthly awards.
Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Caden Butler, El Paso Rhinos
El Paso forward, Caden Butler, was red hot in the month of January in the 10 games he appeared in recording an outstanding 28 points. The Phoenix, AZ native lit the lamp 11 times and was called on 17 assists along with a +23 rating. So far this season, Butler has appeared in 30 games with 60 points (24G, 36A) and leads the Rhinos in scoring. Butler is also tied for 11th place in the NA3HL amongst all scorers.
Runner-Up: Richard Indermill, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Landon Boothe, Bay State Bobcats – Ian Bowman, Bozeman Icedogs – Ethan Chesney, Peoria Mustangs – Sam Feamster, Helena Bighorns – Tommy Gazich, Great Falls Americans – Jack Herron, Texas RoadRunners – Josh Hrip, Louisiana Drillers – Adam Johnson, Rochester Grizzlies – Braeden Kennedy, Northeast Generals – Nikita Kovalev, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Tucker Lien, Gillette Wild – Kaleb Miller, Atlanta Capitals – Nicholas Richert, Granite City Lumberjacks – Ben Rothstein, Texas Brahmas – Gage Vierzba, Wausau Cyclones - Patrick Wyers, Willmar WarHawks
Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Colin Clough, El Paso Rhinos
El Paso Rhinos defenseman, Colin Clough added 17 points in the 9 games he played in January. The blueliner scored 5 goals and handed out 12 assists for those 17 points while holding an outstanding +24 rating. The Scottsdale, AZ native has played in 31 games this year with 10 goals and 23 assists for 33 points. Clough is currently ranked #10 in the NA3HL’s top scoring defenders.
Runner-Up: Jared Wisely, Peoria Mustangs
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Benit, Great Falls Americans – Derek Cagle, Wausau Cyclones – Sean Davidson, Granite City Lumberjacks – Taber Gutschick, Helena Bighorns – Tate Hammitt, Willmar WarHawks - Tyler Larsen, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Martins Leps, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Michael Montague, Bay State Bobcats – Logan Motz, Texas RoadRunners – Noah Roitman, Rochester Grizzlies – Jeremiah Snyder, Texas Brahmas
NA3HL Goaltender of the Month: Jack Orchard, Gillette Wild
Gillette Wild netminder, Jack Orchard, was lights out between the pipes in the month of January with a 5-0 record while recording 2 shutouts in those games. In his five showings in the month, Orchard held a 1.58 GAA and .947 SV% stopping 144 of the 152 shots he faced. The Fort Frances, ON, CAN native has a perfect 16-0 record this year with a 1.86 GAA and a .933 SV%.
Runner-Up: Dolan Gilbert, Texas Brahmas
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Peyton Brendel, El Paso Rhinos – Eric Buchholz, Helena Bighorns – Brennan Churchill, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Andrew Doran, Peoria Mustangs – Ben Di Fiore, Bay State Bobcats – Nathan Hadley, Oklahoma City Ice Hawks – Mason Joseph, Northeast Generals – Cooper Olson, Willmar WarHawks - Xander Roberts, Granite City Lumberjacks – Will Simpson, Great Falls Americans – Jack Turek, Gillette Wild – Zach Wiese, Rochester Grizzlies - Nash Wilson, Texas RoadRunners