Players of the Month
Goalie of the Month: Jake Turek - Gillette Wild
Gillette netminder Jake Turek was perfect between the pipes in the month of November with a 3-0 record. Turek not only won every game he appeared in, he also pitched 3 shutouts while only allowing one goal on the 64 shots he faced. The North Branch, MN native has played in 8 games this season with a 7-0-0-1 record with 3 shutouts and holds a 1.61 GAA and a.945 SV%.
Runner-Up: Brendan Pellerito, Norwich Sea Captains
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Marek Andres, Helena – Walker Berner, Oregon – Bo Buckley, Sheridan – Tate Cothem, Rochester – Hunter Hein, Texas RoadRunners – Krystof Jakubowski, New Mexico – Josh Koziol, Great Falls – Adam Prokop, Milwaukee – John Moriarty, Louisiana – Xander Roberts, Granite
Defenseman of the Month: Evan Axell - New Mexico Ice Wolves
New Mexico Ice Wolves defenseman Evan Axell earned the Defenseman of the Month after totaling 23 points in 11 games during the month of November. Axell, who leads the Ice Wolves in points, netted 10 goals and handed out 13 helpers while maintaining a +16 rating during the month. The Plymouth, MN native has played in 17 games this season where he has combined for 27 points.
Runner-Up: Alec Waller, Gillette Wild
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): McCaffrey Billings, Sheridan – Dylan Cunningham, Helena – William Fallman, Great Falls – Joe Greniuk, Granite City – Charlie Larsen, Alexandria – Sean Loftus, Norwich – Logan Motz, Texas RoadRunners – Hampus Ohlsson-Omelius, Louisiana – Ty Petzke, Rochester Grizzlies
Forward of the Month: Michael Imala - Texas Brahmas
Texas Brahmas forward Micheal Imala was red hot in 10 games during the month of November to earn this month's honor. The Oak Lawn, IL native totaled 26 points in those 10 games scoring 11 goals and adding 15 assists. Imala has played in 21 games so far this season and has totaled 38 points with 20 goals and 18 assists. Imala leads the Brahmas in scoring and is ranked 6th in the NA3HL amongst all scorers.
Runner-Up: Ryan McKenna, Sheridan Hawks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Bloom, Helena Bighorns – Gus Cantwell, New Ulm Steel – Cheeno Gryska, Louisiana Drillers – Ryan Hadland, Alexandria – Jack Herron, Texas RoadRunners – Silas Hughes, Great Falls – Braeden Kennedy, Northeast – Jack Laser, New Ulm – Sava Makarenko, Norwich – Max Rotsaert, Oregon – Tucker Skime, Granite City – Jaden Stiller, New Mexico – Ben Tschida, Rochester – Isaac Young, Gillette
Goalie of the Month: Hunter Hein - Texas RoadRunners
RoadRunners goaltender Hunter Hein was lights out between the pipes in the month of October with a perfect 6-0 record. In his five showings in the month, Hein faced 199 shots and turned away 192 of them to record a 1.17 GAA and a .965 SV%. The Phoenix, AZ native also recorded 2 shutouts during the month.
Runner-Up: Ryan Lehet, Granite City Lumberjacks
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kyle Abrahamson, Alexandria Blizzard – Kaleb Bents, Rochester Grizzlies – Dixon Ehlers, New Ulm Steel – Tyler Fromolz, Oregon Tradesmen – Ian Kangas, Northeast Generals – Josh Koziol, Great Falls Americans – Patric Loeffler, Sheridan Hawks – John Moriarty, Louisiana Drillers – Matthew Ryyanen, Minnesota Loons – Jake Turek, Gillette Wild – Aidan Wright, Helena Bighorns – Andrew Yoccum, Norwich Sea Captains
Defenseman of the Month: Makhai Sparks - Sheridan Hawks
Sheridan Hawks blueliner, Makhai Sparks, earned the Defenseman of the Month after putting up 20 points in the 7 games he played in during the month of October. Sparks, who leads the Hawks in scoring, scored 8 goals and handed out 12 assists while maintaining a +9 rating. The Bosie, ID native has played in 13 games this season and has totalled 25 points with 11 goals and 14 assists. With those numbers, Sparks is currently tied with Sky Solig for 6th in the NA3HL in scoring.
Runner-Up: Will Fallman, Great Falls Americans
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Dylan Cunningham, Helena Bighorns – Will Falconer, Oregon Tradesmen – Josiah Lambers, Minnesota Loons – Shane Mazur, Norwich Sea Captains – Logan Motz, Texas RoadRunners – Nick O’Brien, New Ulm Steel – McCarthy Reed, Northeast Generals – Brett Robinson, Granite City Lumberjacks – Luke Schleusner, Butte Cobras – Matt Scribner, Alexandria Blizzard – Per Waage, Rochester Grizzlies – Alex Waller, Gillette Wild
Forward of the Month: Sky Solig - Gillette Wild
Gillette Wild forward, Sky Solig, was named Forward of the Month after his 9-game appearance during the month of October totaling 20 points. The Warroad, MN native scored 8 goals and added 12 assists along with 2 game-winning goals. Solig has played in 14 games this season and has accounted for 25 points with 9 goals and 16 assists. Solig is also tied for 6th in the NA3HL amongst all top scorers in the league.
Runner-Up: Jack Lambert, Louisiana Drillers
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Bradshaw, Butte Cobras – Gus Cantwell, New Ulm Steel – Ethan Chesney, Peoria Mustangs – Brian Essing, Norwich Sea Captains – Dylan Harbour, Long Beach Sharks – Silas Hughes, Great Falls Americans – Nick Jameus, Atlanta Capitals – Blake Kellers, Minnesota Loons – Cole Klingbiel, Alexandria Blizzard – Spencers Klotz, Rochester Grizzlies – Tyler Love, Texas RoadRunners – Ryan McKenna, Sheridan Hawks – Brody Neish, Louisiana Drillers – Tucker Skime, Granite City Lumberjacks – Bryce Stensrud, Oregon Tradesmen – Patrick Toomey, Milwaukee Power – Harlan Wojusik, Helena Bighorns – Nolan Zotter, Northeast Generals
Goalie of the Month: Gabe Swanson - Helena Bighorns
Helena Bighorns goaltender Gabe Swanson was lights out between the pipes in the month of September with a perfect 5-0 record. In his five showings in the month, Swanson recorded a 0.25 GAA and a .987 SV% stopping 89 of the 91 shots he faced in the 240 minutes he was between the pipes. The Helena, MT native has posted 3 shutouts on the season.
Runner-Up: Ian Kangas, Northeast Generals
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Kaleb Bents, Rochester Grizzlies – Nolan Lacosse, New Ulm Steel – Spencer Northway, Milwaukee Power – Xander Roberts, Granite City Lumberjacks – Jakek Turek, Gillette Wild
Defenseman of the Month: Kyle Mortenson - Granite City Lumberjacks
Granite City Lumberjack defenseman Kyle Mortenson was outstanding in the month of September. In the 4 games he appeared in, Mortenson totaled 10 points from the blue-line. The Wayzata, MN native added 4 goals and 6 assists for his 10 points while maintaining a +4 rating. Mortenson currently leads the Lumberjacks in scoring this season.
Runner-Up: Dylan Cunningham, Helena Bighorns
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Kundinger, Milwaukee Power – Alex Leaf, Great Falls Americans – Nick O’Brien, New Ulm Steel – Todd Powassin, Gillette Wild – Mac Reed, Northeast Generals – Per Waage, Rochester Grizzlie
Forward of the Month: Anthony O'Neal - Atlanta Capitals
Atlanta Capitals forward Anthony O’Neal was on fire in the month of September appearing in 6 games and combining for 13 points. The Capitals forward added 9 goals, including a 4-goal game, and 4 assists while combining a +3 rating in those 6 games.
Runner-Up: Nick Bradshaw, Butte Cobras
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tyler Bloom, Helena Bighorns – Gus Cantwell, New Ulm Steel – Ryan Hadland, Alexandria Blizzard – Braeden Kennedy, Northeast Generals – Connor O’Neal, Milwaukee Power – Luke Sawicky, Rochester Grizzlies – Jace Thompson, Great Falls Americans – Coby Webert, Granite City Lumberjacks – Isaac Young, Gillette Wild