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Peak Performers Week of December 27, 2017sponsored by Apex Learning

15U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Jonathan Shinneman - Tampa Scorpions

Jonathan Shinneman

Tampa 15U defenseman Jonathan Shinneman, 15, led his club to a spot in the Semi-Finals at the final event in December as the native of Estero, Florida, recorded four points in four games during the event. Shinneman’s (5’8/150) best game came in a 4-1 win over Arizona where he recorded two goals. He also had assists in a 3-2 shootout win over Omaha and a 4-3 win over CarShield. During the regular season, Shinneman had eight points in nine games played, which ranked 4th among NAPHL 15U defensemen.

#2 Star: Chris Donadio, Elite Hockey AAA

#3 Star: Henry Hedlund, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

15U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Dominick Wasik - Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

Dominick Wasik

Leading the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders to the NAPHL 15U Dixon Cup Championship was goalie Dominick Wasik. The 5’11/140 lbs. native of Superior, Colorado, won all three of his starts at the event, including the Championship Game. The 15-year-old began the event with 13 saves in a 3-1 win over Nashville. In his next start, Wasik stopped all 17 shots that came his way in a 3-0 shutout of the Esmark Stars. In the Championship Game, Wasik made 57 saves through regulation and two overtimes before stopping all three shooters from Elite Hockey in a 5-4 shootout win to claim the title.

#2 Star: Will Hopewell, Washington Little Capitals

#3 Star: Mike Roberts, Elite Hockey AAA

 

15U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Jonathan Horn - Elite Hockey Program

Jonathan Horn

Elite Hockey 15U forward Jonathan Horn, 15, led his club all the way to the NAPHL 15U Championship game, where his team fell in a shootout in the title game to Rocky Mountain, 5-4. The 5’6/135 lbs. native of Southbury, Connecticut, registered at least a point in all five games, leading his team all the way to the Championship Game. All 10 points were assists, which included four assists in an 8-2 win over Colorado Springs in the round-robin and three assists in a 3-2 win over Tampa in the Semi-Finals. During the regular season, Horn had five points in nine NAPHL games.

#2 Star: Jake LaRusso, New Jersey Jr. Titans

#3 Star: Daniyal Dzhaniyev, New Jersey Jr. Titans

 

16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Max Ruoho - Madison Capitols

Max Ruoho

Leading the way for NAPHL 16U defensemen so far this season is Madison Capitols dman Max Ruoho. The 16-year-old native of Madison, Wisconsin, had his best event of the season in December as he recorded seven points in four games played to keep his team in the hunt for the top spot in the 16U Division. Ruoho (6’0/165) had two multi-point games, which included a four-point game in a 9-2 win over the California Titans and a two-point effort in a 4-3 shootout win over the Esmark Stars. Ruoho’s 14 points current leads all NAPHL 16U defensemen in scoring this season.

#2 Star: Andrew Ramsey, Arizona Bobcats

#3 Star: Sean Sullivan, Madison Capitols

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Matthew Genter - Everett Silvertips Elite

Matthew Genter

16-year-old Everett Silvertips Elite goalie Matthew Genter (5’9/178) has been on a roll lately, which included the latest league event in December as Everett continued their winning streak, staying atop of the 16U Division. The native of San Diego, California, won both of his starts during the event, allowing just a single goal on 40 combined shots. He made 23 saves in a 4-1 win over Colorado Springs and then he stopped all 16 shots that came his way in a 5-0 shutout win over Meijer AAA. For the season, Genter is 4th for all NAPHL goalies in save percentage with a 94.4% mark and is 7th in goals against average with a 1.35 mark.

#2 Star: Carter Tahk, Meijer AAA

#3 Star: Carter Deinhammer, Madison Capitols

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Cole Dubicki - Everett Silvertips Elite

Cole Dubicki

Thanks to a six-game winning streak, the Everett Silvertips Elite 16U team now sits at the top of the NAPHL 16U standings. Forward Cole Dubicki, 16, led the way in December with a big effort as he recorded 11 points in four games as Everett won all of their games at the event. The 5’7/140 lbs. native of Seattle, Washington, had six goals during the event and two multi-point games, which included six points in an 11-0 win over Elite Hockey and three points in a 5-0 win over Meijer AAA. Dubicki is 2nd in NAPHL 16U scoring so far this season with 24 points in 13 games played.

#2 Star: Caden Pattison, Everett Silvertips Elite

#3 Star: Samuel Libetti, New Jersey Jr. Titans

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: John Studioso - Everett Silvertips Elite

John Studioso

Everett Silvertips Elite 18U defenseman John Studioso, 17, had a great event in December in Blaine as the native of Edmonds, Washington, recorded five points in four games for Everett. Studioso (5’9/165) recorded two multi-point games during the event, which included a goal and an assist in a 5-4 loss to Valley Forge and a goal and an assist in an 8-2 loss against New Jersey. Studioso also had a goal in a 4-1 win against Pursuit of Excellence. In 14 NAPHL games this season, Studioso has seven points.

#2 Star: Jake Burke, Wenatchee Wolves

#3 Star: Maurice Newman, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Andrew Miller - Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

Andrew Miller

Rocky Mountain 18U goalie Andrew Miller, 17, continued his stellar season with a perfect showing at the latest event in December in Blaine. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Boulder, Colorado, continued to lead the NAPHL 18U division in goaltending statistics by posting shutouts in both of his starts during the event in December. That included a 22-save shutout in 3-0 win over Colorado Springs and a 21-save shutout in a 1-0 win over the Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede. Miler leads the NAPHL 18U Division in almost every goaltending category including goals against average (0.65), save percentage (96.8%), and shutouts (6).

#2 Star: Grant Boldt, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede

#3 Star: Ciaran McNelis, New Jersey Jr. Titans

 

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Alex Konovalov - New Jersey Jr. Titans

Alex Konovalov

With a winning streak now at eight straight games, the New Jersey Jr. Titans 18U team has vaulted themselves right back into the heart of the playoff race. Forward Alex Konovalov, 17, led the way with 11 points in four games at the last event in December. The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, had multi-point games in all four outings at the event, which included a four-point game in a 5-2 win over Tampa and a three-point game in an 8-2 win over Everett. Konovalov, who also tendered with the NAHL’s New Jersey Titans during the month, is 3rd in NAPHL 18U scoring with 22 points in 14 games played so far this season.

#2 Star: Liam Drager, Pursuit of Excellence

#3 Star: Connor Tartaglione, New Jersey Jr. Titans

 

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16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Dylan Herzog - Everett Silvertips Elite

Dylan Herzog

Thanks to a seven-point weekend during the third event in Troy, Everett Silvertips Elite 16U defenseman Dylan Herzog, 16, now leads all NAPHL 16U defensemen in points with 12 points in 13 games played this season. With an 8-1-0 record, Everett is in a tie for 1st place in the 16U Division and posted a 4-1 record during the event in Troy. The 6’1/190 lbs. native of Auburn, Washington, had two, three-point games during the event, which included three points in a win over Pursuit of Excellence and two goals in a win over Valley Forge.

#2 Star: Nolan Cunningham, Colorado Springs Tigers

#3 Star: Jordan Steer, Dallas Blackhawks Elite

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Anthony Bonaldi - Arizona Bobcats

Anthony Bonaldi

Arizona Bobcats goaltender Anthony Bonaldi, 16, kept his team in the playoff hunt for a Gold Division spot as the netminder from Las Vegas, Nevada, started in three of his team’s five games in Troy and put together a 2-0-1 record. Bonaldi (5’7/150) faced a total of 84 shots in the three games and stopped all but two of them, making 82 saves, which included two shutouts. In his first game of the event, Bonaldi stopped all 22 shots that came his way in a 4-0 shutout of CarShield. His next game was a 35-save performance in a 2-1 overtime loss against Madison. He finished the event with a 25-save performance in a 2-0 shutout of Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

#2 Star: Carter Tahk, Meijer AAA

#3 Star: Austin Cooley, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Brett Reed - Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede

Brett Reed

Leading all NAPHL 16U players on scoring so far this season is Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede 16U forward Brett Reed. Reed, 16, led all players with 11 points in five games played during the event in Troy, bringing his season total to 21 points in 13 games played so far in the NAPHL action this season. The 6’0/197 lbs. native of Cross Lake, Minnesota, had a hat-trick and a five point game in a 6-2 win over Madison. He also had two, three point games in wins over Shattuck St. Mary’s and New Jersey.

#2 Star: Michael Stubbs, Thunder Bay Kings

#3 Star: Scott Sullivan, Colorado Springs Tigers

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Adam Millar - Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

Adam Millar

Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 18U defenseman Adam Millar, 18, helped his club to four wins in five games during the third event of the season in Troy. The 6’5/200 lbs. native of Westminster, Colorado, had 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) in the five games, which also included three multi-point games. Millar, who was an NAPHL 18U All-Star last season, has picked up right where he left off last year, as he leads the entire Rocky Mountain 18U team in scoring so far this season with 12 points in 9 games played. Millar’s best outing came in a 4-0 win over Elite with 2 goals and an assist.

#2 Star: Jackson Millar, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Jordan Strand, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: James Downie - Meijer AAA Hockey

James Downie

Meijer AAA goalie James Downie, 17, played in three of his team’s five games during the event in Troy and put up some great numbers. In the three games he played, the native of Blackburn, Australia, faced 63 shots and allowed just two goals, making 61 saves.  In his first game, Downie (6’2/190) stopped all 16 shots that came his way in a 3-0 shutout of Thunder Bay. In his next game, he stopped 25 of 27 shots in a close 3-1 loss against 1st place CarShield. In his final game, he stopped all 20 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the event in a 5-0 win over Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Downie is tied for 2nd in the NAPHL 18U Division with three shutouts.

#2 Star: Kyle McClellan, CarShield AAA

#3 Star: Francisco Clark-Silva, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Stepan Pokorny - Tampa Scorpions

Stepan Pokorny

Tampa Scorpions forward Stepan Pokorny, 17, vaulted himself into the NAPHL 18U scoring lead with a very good event in Troy. The native of Kolin, Czech Republic, had 11 points (5 goals, 6 assist) in 5 games at the event as the Scorpions stayed in good position towards the top spot with a perfect 5-0 record at the event. The Scorpions sit in 2nd place through three events with a 9-1-1 record and 19 points. Pokorny (5’11/180) had multi-point outings in all five games and had a three-point game in a 5-2 win against Thunder Bay. Pokorny leads all NAPHL 18U players in scoring so far this season with 18 points in 11 games played. Earlier this season, he signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Aberdeen Wings.

#2 Star: Peter Morgan, Tampa Scorpions

#3 Star: Zac Currie, Meijer AAA

 

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15U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Trey Whitehead - Alaska Oilers

Trey Whitehead

The Alaska Oilers finished in the top spot of the 15U Division during the regular season with a 8-0-1 record thanks in large part to their team defense. Oilers defenseman Trey Whitehead, 15, was one of the pillars of the defense as he put together a nice string of games during the second event of the year in Blaine. The 5’9/156 lbs. native of Wasilla, AK, had five points in five wins, which included three goals and two assists. Whitehead’s eight points ranks tied for 4th among 15U defensemen.

#2 Star: Trent Gray, Esmark Stars

#3 Star: Josh Osting, Madison Capitols

 

15U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Lincoln Crosby - Washington Little Capitals

Lincoln Crosby

Washington Little Capitals goalie Lincoln Crosby, 15, put together a great effort in his three games played at the second event of the season in Blaine. The 5’8/135 lbs. native of Chevy Chase, MD, won all three of his starts and gave up just two goals in the process, stopping 67 of the 69 shots he saw in the three games. Crosby made 18 saves in a 5-1 win over Esmark, made 24 saves in a 4-1 win over Rocky Mountain and in his final outing, he stopped all 23 shots that came his way for his first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over CarShield.

#2 Star: Talon Wild, Alaska Oilers

#3 Star: Sebastian Skarzenski, Tampa Scorpions

 

15U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Daniyal Dzhaniyev - New Jersey Jr. Titans

Daniyal Dzhaniyev

New Jersey 15U forward Daniyal Dzhaniyev, 15, had another great event in Blaine and thanks to some remarkable consistency in his first nine games, is currently the NAPHL 15U scoring leader through two events. The 5’5/135 lbs. native of Brooklyn, NY, totaled 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) in the five games played during the event as the Titans finished the 15U regular season with a 6-3-0 record, which was good for 4th place in the 15U Division. The included a five point game in a 10-1 win over Colorado Springs and a four point game in an 8-3 win over Nashville.

#2 Star: Jake LaRusso, New Jersey Jr. Titans

#3 Star: Cameron Morris, Alaska Oilers

 

16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: David Parker - New Jersey Jr. Titans

David Parker

The New Jersey Jr. Titans got off to a 3-1 start at the second event in Blaine and 16-year-old defenseman David Parker was a significant contributor. The native of Morganville, NJ, had five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in the four games and recorded at least a points in three of the outings. Parker (6’2/185) got the event off to a great start by recording two goals and an assist in 5-2 win over Colorado Springs in the opening game. He also recorded an assist in a 4-3 win over Meijer AAA and scored a goal in a close 4-2 loss against undefeated Everett on the final day.

#2 Star: Cameron Duncan, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Tommy Kampmeinert, CarShield AAA

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Kenny Vought - Esmark Stars

Kenny Vought

A big reason why the Esmark Stars got off to a perfect 4-0 start for the regular season was the play of 16-year-old goalie Kenny Vought. The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Larksville, PA, posted two wins and two shutouts during his two starts during the event, which included stopping all 35 shots that came his way. Vought made 14 saves in a 4-0 win over Pursuit of Excellence and 21 saves in a 6-0 win over the Thunder Bay Kings.

#2 Star: Logan Gorbitz, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Owen Hains, Valley Forge Minutemen

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Noah Decker - Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

Noah Decker

Rocky Mountain RoughRiders forward Noah Decker, 16, led his squad to a perfect 4-0 record at the second event in Blaine, as they grabbed the early lead in the standings. The 5’11/160 native of Thornton, CO, recorded a goal in all four of the games and totaled seven points in four wins. Decker opened up the event with a 2 goal, 2 assist performance in a 7-2 win over Elite Hockey, in which he also had the game-winning goal. Later that day, he had another game-winning goal in a 3-1 win over California. Decker then scored goals in wins over Pursuit of Excellence and Colorado Springs.

#2 Star: Brett Reed, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede

#3 Star: Cole Dubicki, Everett Jr. Silvertips

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Conner Lindsoe - Colorado Springs Tigers

Conner Lindsoe

Colorado Springs Tigers defenseman Conner Lindsoe, 18, continued his hot start to the season with another impressive outing at the second event in Blaine, MN. The 5’10/185 lbs. native of Three Forks, MT, scored three goals in four games, including two game-winners, as the Tigers put together a 2-2 record at the event. Lindsoe scored a goal in each of the final three games of the event and had the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Everett and a 5-2 win over California. He currently has six points in six NAPHL games played during the regular season.

#2 Star: Zach Fortin, Thunder Bay Kings

#3 Star: Jackson Millar, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Nate Severtson - Madison Capitols

Nate Severtson

Madison Capitols 18U goalie Nate Severtson, 18, who led the Capitals to the Dixon Cup last season, was in his old form during the second event in Blaine. The native of Lino Lakes, MN, not only won both his starts at the event, but also posted back-to-back shutouts. Severtson (6’4/185) stopped all 68 shots that came his way in the two shutouts, which included a 6-0 win over Everett and a 1-0 shootout win over Tampa. Severtson was in goal in the Championship Game last season when the Capitols won their second straight NAPHL 18U Dixon Cup.

#2 Star: Andrew Miller, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: George McMichael, Elite Hockey AAA

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Joe Winkelmann - CarShield AAA Hockey

Joe Winkelmann

Currently the 18U Division’s leading scorer, CarShield forward Joe Winkelmann, 17, posted some big and consistent numbers at the second event of the season in Blaine. The 5’11/168 lbs. native of St. Louis, MO, had seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) as CarShield won all four of their games at the event. This included two games with two goals each in wins over Sioux Falls and Colorado Springs. For the season, Winkelmann has 10 points in six games.

#2 Star: Matt Gurber, Madison Capitols

#3 Star: Husan Karpman, Shattuck-St. Mary’s

 

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15U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Colin Hedland - Alaska Oilers

Colin Hedland

Alaska Oilers 15U defenseman Colin Hedland, 15, had an impressive NAPHL debut as he led the Oilers to a 3-0-1 record and 1st place in the 15U standings after one event. The 5’9/152 lbs. native of Anchorage, Alaska, recorded at least a point in each of his four games during the event, ending up with 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists). That included a 3-point game in a 6-2 win over Elite Hockey.

#2 Star: Jonathan Shinneman, Tampa Scorpions

#3 Star: Bryce Battaglia, Omaha AAA

 

15U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Dominik Wasik - Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

Dominik Wasik

Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 15U goalie Dominik Wasik, 15, had an impressive NAPHL debut as he posted a 2-0 record at the first event of the season. The 5’11/140 lbs. native of Superior, Colorado, posted a shutout in a 3-0 win over Colorado Springs and only allowed two goals on 27 shots against a very tough Minnesota Blades team. He also made 17 saves in a 3-1 win over Arizona.

#2 Star: William Hopewell, Washington Little Capitals

#3 Star: Talon Wild, Alaska Oilers

 

15U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Will Seijas - New Jersey Jr. Titans

Will Seijas

The New Jersey Jr. Titans are in a good spot in the 15U standings after one event with a 3-1 record and were led by 15-year-old Will Siejas, who had 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in the first four games. The 6’1/170 lbs. native of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, had three multi-point games and a four-point game in a 9-3 win over Meijer AAA.

#2 Star: Tyler Sanborn, Omaha AAA

#3 Star: Cameron Morris, Alaska Oilers

 

16U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Cal Mell - Elite Hockey Program

Cal Mell

Elite Hockey 16U defenseman Cal Mell, 16, leads his team in scoring after one event and four games as the 5’9/155 lbs. native of Atlanta, Georgia, totaled five points (all assists) during the first event in Blaine. Mell’s best outing came in a 5-4 overtime win over Thunder Bay, in which he had four assists.

#2 Star: Nolan Cunningham, Colorado Springs Tigers

#3 Star: Matthew Halushak, Thunder Bay Kings

 

16U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Nahuel Veyan - Dallas Blackhawks Elite

Nahuel Veyan

Dallas Blackhawks Elite 16U goalie Nahuel Veyan, 16, was literally perfect during the team’s first event in Blaine. The 5’11/170 lbs. native of Plano, Texas, appeared in two of the four games and stopped all 45 shots he faced in regulation and overtime. He posted an 18-save shutout over the Tri-State Spartans and then made 27 saves in a 1-0 shootout loss against the Arizona Bobcats.

#2 Star: Anthony Bonaldi, Arizona Bobcats

#3 Star: Eli Bowers, Madison Capitols

 

16U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Mac Robertson - Washington Little Capitals

Mac Robertson

Washington Little Capitals 16U forward Mac Robertson picked up right where he left off from last season with the 15U team, as the 6’4/165 lbs. native of Bowie, Maryland, started his 16U career with a bang with 8 points (6 goals, 2 assists) in 4 games played. Robertson, 16, had three multi-point games and scored four goals in a 7-1 win over Thunder Bay.

#2 Star: Michael Stubbs, Thunder Bay Kings

#3 Star: Leo Bacallao, Madison Capitols

 

18U Defensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Blake Rossi - Esmark Stars

Blake Rossi

Esmark Stars 18U defenseman Blake Rossi, 17, put up some good numbers at the first event in Blaine as the Youngstown, Pennsylvania native posted 4 points in 4 games, which included 2 goals and 2 assists. That included a multi-point effort in a 3-2 OT loss to the New Jersey Colonials in crossover competition for the 6’0/160 lbs. defenseman.

#2 Star: Jackson Millar, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Conner Lindsoe, Colorado Springs Tigers

 

18U Goaltender Peak Performer Star of the Week: Kyle McClellan - CarShield AAA Hockey

Kyle McClellan

CarShield AAA 18U goalie Kyle McClellan posted a perfect 3-0 record during the first event in Blaine as the 6’1/176 lbs. native of St. Louis, Missouri was almost perfect during the event. McClellan, 18, posted two shutouts at the event with wins over the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies and Shattuck-St. Mary’s, and allowed just a single goal in a 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Mission.

#2 Star: Andrew Miller, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders

#3 Star: Dysen Skinner, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede

 

18U Offensive Peak Performer Star of the Week: Trevor Ion - Elite Hockey Program

Trevor Ion

Elite Hockey 18U forward Trevor Ion had a very good NAPHL debut during the first event in Blaine. The 5’9/155 lbs. native of East Haven, Connecticut had 8 points in 4 games, which 6 goals and 2 assists. Ion, 17, scored at least a goal in all four games and had two, three-point games, which included a hat-trick in a 6-3 win over Madison.

#2 Star: Jin Lee, Elite Hockey

#3 Star: Colton Sipperley, Tampa Scorpions

 
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