The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of February. The Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month is Louis Boudon of the Metro Jets. The Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month is Jacob Peterson of the Texas Jr. Brahmas. The Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month is Joel De Simone from the Pittsburgh Vengeance. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3HL monthly awards.
Lockport Express forward, Andrew Logar was the runner-up to the February Forward of the Month. Defenseman, Nick Grupp, was an honorable mention candidate for the February Defenseman of the Month.
Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Louis Boudon, Metro Jets
Metro’s Louis Boudon paved the way for the Jets in February, leading the nominated NA3HL forwards in goals scored through the month. The 18-year-old from Grenoble, France was 20+ through the month, while grabbing 20 points, which included eleven goals and nine assists. Boudon averaged 2.5 points per game, and two game-winning goals. “Louis has a huge month and put up some big numbers. The biggest number that I liked was his +20 rating which makes him not only a threat offensively, but plays hard and responsible on both sides of the puck,” said General Manager and Head Coach Justin Quenneville.
Runner-Up: Andrew Logar, Lockport Express
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Riley Meyer, Alexandria Blizzard – Joey Lajcaj, Atlanta Capitals – Conor Landrigan, Binghamton Junior Senators – Aaron Deady, Cape Cod Islanders – Triston Wilson, Euless Jr. Stars – Kyle Truax, Gillette Wild – Braden Altena, Granite City Lumberjacks – Brendan Jester, Great Falls Americans – Ben Kottmeier, Helena Bighorns – Alec Seeger, La Crosse Freeze – Brayden Hutchinson, Louisiana Drillers – Tyler Bump, North Iowa Bulls – Jake Cox, Point Mallard Ducks – Alex Tarr, Rochester Ice Hawks – Ryan Edgar, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Kyle Torgerson, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Tristin Snyder, Toldeo Cherokee – Ben Ratner, Wisconsin Whalers – Curt Greenbush, Yellowstone Quake
Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Jacob Peterson, Texas Jr. Brahmas
Oak Creek, WI native Jacob Peterson made his performance known at the blue line in February. The 19-year-old defenseman grabbed 10 points in nine games played, averaging 1.11 points per game. Peterson scored five goals, which included two game-winning goals and two power play goals. Peterson also added five assists while remaining +13 for the Brahmas in February. “Peterson has been consistent all year. His 10 points (5G, 5A) in nine games as a defenseman proved to be his strongest month of the season. His confidence is not able to be outmatched,” said Head Coach Michael Hill.
Runner-Up: Hunter Ruschmeyer, Yellowstone Quake
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tristen Poliseno, Atlanta Capitals – Zac Satalino, Binghamton Junior Senators – Grant Kiepper, Cincinnati Thunder – Bryce Harrison, Euless Jr. Stars – Casey Esselman, Granite City Lumberjacks – Henry Kipper, Helena Bighorns – Josh Frerks, La Crosse Freeze – Nick Grupp, Lockport Express – Mitch Dolese, Louisiana Drillers – Stefan Boskovic, Metro Jets – Shane Bernhardson, North Iowa Bulls – Joe Nolan, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Ben Hamilton, Toledo Cherokee – Jake Faulkner, Wisconsin Whalers
Vaughn Hockey Goaltender of the Month: Joel De Simone, Pittsburgh Vengeance
18-year-old Joel De Simone from Noville, Switzerland led the NA3HL nominated goaltenders with two shutouts in the month of February, while posting a .975 SV% for the month. The goaltender held a 0.60 GAA, making 118 saves on 121 shots against (24.2 shots faced per game average) through four wins in February. “De Simone is a great competitor who takes pride in his craft. He is always working hard to improve,” said General Manager and Head Coach David Dorsey.
Runner-Up: Brey Effertz, Alexandria Blizzard
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Wyatt Monear, Atlanta Capitals – Salvatore Lauretta, Binghamton Junior Senators – Mac Berglove, Granite City Lumberjacks – Nick Battaglia, Helena Bighorns – Andrew Wagner, La Crosse Freeze – Kevin Lake, Louisiana Drillers – Jake Gwillim, Metro Jets – Drew Scites, North Iowa Bulls – Hunter Smith, St. Louis Jr. Blues – Tyler Myers, Texas Jr. Brahmas – Roman Malkov, Toledo Cherokee – Max McConnell, Wisconsin Whalers
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