Austin Wisely Peoria Mustangs
Peoria’s 19-year-old Austin Wisely put on a show in September, collecting 9 goals, 14 assists and 23 points through the first month of the 2016-17 season to earn the Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month award. The 5’11/190lbs forward is currently on an 8-game point streak, which includes 23 total points through his first 8 games (2.88 points per game). In these numbers, he has produced 3 short-handed goals, 1 game-winning goal and one power play goal for the Mustangs. Wisely, native of Chillicothe, Illinois, led the NA3HL in +/- rankings for the month with a +20 effort. “Austin is one of my leaders on the team and it is great to see him get the recognition, as forward of the month,” said Head Coach Dave Karpa.
Runner-Up: Dominik Bogdziul, Binghamton Jr. Senators
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Chuck Costello, Cape Cod Islanders – Chas Distelrath, Metro Jets – JP Eykyn, La Crosse Freeze – Ivan Galaguzov, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Jacob Istre, Louisiana Drillers – Brendan Jester, Great Falls Americans – Ricky Kwapich, Toledo Cherokee – Ben Ratner, Wisconsin Whalers – Trystin Sabina, Breezy Point North Stars – Kohei Sato, North Iowa Bills – Ryan Smith, Granite City Lumberjacks – Dillon Steh, Billings Bulls – Nate Walker, Syracuse Stampede