JANUARY 6, 2017
The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of December. The Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month is Sascha Figi of the Atlanta Capitals. The Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month is Gavin Cummings of the Pittsburgh Vengeance. The Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month is Mac Berglove from the Granite City Lumberjacks. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3HL monthly awards.
Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Sascha Figi, Atlanta Capitals
With four game-winning goals in December, Atlanta’s Sascha Figi helped the capitals to seven wins this month. The Uster, Switzerland native registered nine goals and four assists for 13 total points through a shortened month. Figi also grabbed four power-play goals, and one short-handed goal while remaining +10 through December. “Sascha has been our best forward all season. He is consistently scoring big goals for us,” said Head Coach Jason Smith.
Runner-Up: Caleb Anderson, Alexandria Blizzard
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Balestra, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Blake Bennett, Lockport Express – Connor Boscaccy, Wisconsin Whalers – Louis Boudon, Metro Jets – Tanner Congdon, Great Falls Americans – Chuck Costello, Cape Cod Islanders – Jake Cox, Point Mallard Ducks – Sam Dabrowski, La Crosse Freeze – Ryan Flanagan, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Dylan Gast, Willmar WarHawks – Riley Holwegner, Gillette Wild – Kami Kortelainen, East Coast Minutemen – Ricky Kwapich, Toledo Cherokee – Owen Sikich, Granite City Lumberjacks – Cam Williams, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Gavin Cummings, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Leading NA3HL defensemen this December was Pittsburgh’s Gavin Cummings. Hailing from Williamsville, NY, the Vengeance defenseman racked up eleven points in seven games played, contributing a short-handed goal, power-play goal, and nine assists through the month. “With 11 points in the month of December from the back end, Cummings is the type of player we need him to be for us,” said General Manager and Head Coach David Dorsey.
Runner-Up: Trevor Wilhelm, St. Louis Jr. Blues
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Stefan Boskovic, Metro Jets – Jake Faulkner, Wisconsin Whalers – Ben Hamilton, Toldeo Cherokee – Kyler Harding, East Coast Minutemen – Connor Losen, La Crosse Freeze – Jordan Olson, Granite City Lumberjacks – Tristen Poliseno, Atlanta Capitals – Cole Skelly, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Ethan Sievek, Rochester Ice Hawks
Vaughn Hockey Goaltender of the Month: Mac Berglove, Granite City Lumberjacks
Collecting five wins in December with a .943 SV% was Granite City’s Mac Berglove. The Elk River, MN native faced an average of over 29 shots per game, making 165 saves on 175 shots against. “Mac continues to lead us in the net. He makes the saves he needs to and also steals a few to keep us in games. So far he would be our 1st half MVP,” said Head Coach Bradley Willner.
Runner-Up: Andrew Kormos, Metro Jets
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Joel De Simone, Pittsburgh Vengeance – Alex Hufford, Wisconsin Whalers – Nick Kent, East Coast Minutemen – Wyatt Monear, Atlanta Capitals – Steven Schmitt, Binghamton Jr. Senators – Jacob Silverstein, La Crosse Freeze – Hunter Smith, St. Louis Jr. Blues
About Bauer Hockey
Bauer Hockey is the world’s most recognized designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1927, Bauer developed the first skate with a blade attached to a boot, forever changing the game of hockey. Since then, Bauer has continued to develop the most sought after products in the industry, including the widely successful Supreme and Vapor lines of products. To learn more, go to www.bauer.com
Vaughn is the official Goaltending Equipment Partner to the NAHL and serves as the Preferred Goaltending Equipment Supplier of the NA3HL and NAPHL. Founded in 1982, Vaughn became one of the first major hockey production companies to use multiple foam layers in equipment. As strictly a goalie equipment company, the main focus for Vaughn is the innovation and quality of their product. Visit Vaughn online at: www.vaughnhockey.com