NAPHL announces Apex Learning Peak Performers for September 2019
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) announced its Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performers for the month of September. The players were selected based upon their performance at the first NAPHL event of the season, which took place in Blaine, Minnesota from September 19-22. Stats were based on ALL games played. Peak Performers are only to full-time NAPHL members in the High Performance and Elite Divisions.
18U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Braden Husby, Sioux Falls Power
Sioux Falls Power 18U forward Braden Husby, 17, had a good first event in Blaine, leading his team to a 3-1-0 record in the first four games. The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, had nine points in four games, which included 5 goal and 4 assists. Three of his four games were multi-point games, including a five-point effort in a 9-3 win over the Chicago Young Americans.
#2 Star: David Matousek, Philadelphia Little Flyers
#3 Star: Chase Ojala, Everett Silvertips Elite
18U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Chris Hedden, Meijer AAA
Meijer AAA 18U defenseman Chris Hedden, 17, led his team to a perfect 4-0-0 record in Blaine. The 5’11/190 lbs. native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, had four points in four games, which included recording at least a point in three of the four wins and a two-goal game in a 7-2 win over Team Alaska.
#2 Star: Justin Chaput, Shattuck-St. Mary’s
#3 Star: Dustin Geregach, Esmark Stars
18U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Hunter Garvey, Meijer AAA
Meijer AAA 18U goalie Hunter Garvey, 17, allowed just one goal in two starts as his team posted a 4-0-0 record in Blaine. The 6’0/150 lbs. native of San Diego, California, won both his starts, which included a 2-1 shootout win over the Indy Fuel and a 3-0 shutout win over the Chicago Young Americans.
#2 Star: Danny Mitchell, Esmark Stars
#3 Star: Teddy Stevens, CarShield AAA
16U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Cruz Lucius, Gentry Galaxy
Gentry 16U forward Cruz Lucius, 15, put on a scoring display at the first event in Blaine. The 5’8/155 lbs. native of Grant, Minnesota, recorded 14 points in just four games as Gentry posted a perfect 4-0-0 record. Lucius had three multi-point games, which included a five-point effort in a 7-5 win over Florida, and a six-point game in a 12-1 win over the Minnesota Magicians Elite.
#2 Star: Connor Kurth, Gentry Galaxy
#3 Star: Adis Ultanbekov, Esmark Stars
16U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Zach Reim, Gentry Galaxy
Helping Gentry 16U to a 4-0-0 record in Blaine, defenseman Zach Reim, 16, was solid and consistent along the blueline for his club, The 6’0/170 lbs. native of North Oaks, Minnesota, recorded six points in four wins, which included recording a point in each of the four wins. Reim also had two multi-point games during the event.
#2 Star: Colin Clough, Arizona Bobcats
#3 Star: Parker Anderson, Meijer AAA
16U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Stephen Gilson, Arizona Bobcats
Arizona Bobcats 16U goalie Stephen Gilson, 16, was perfect in his three starts during the event in Blaine. The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Scottsdale, Arizona, posted three shutouts in three starts in Blaine. He stopped all 52 shots that came his way in the three wins, which included a 21-save effort in a 3-0 shutout over Everett in the first game.
#2 Star: Logan Sarrazin, Meijer AAA
#3 Star: Dimitrii Kapranov, New Jersey Jr. Titans
15U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Jake Richard, Florida Alliance
Florida Alliance 15U forward Jake Richard, 15, put up big numbers in Blaine as his club posted a 3-1-0 record. The 5’11/180 lbs. native of Jacksonville, Florida, recorded nine points in four games, which included six goals and three assists. Richard also posted two, four-point games in wins over the Lakers and Colorado Springs.
#2 Star: Sebastain Hung Salazar, Florida Alliance
#3 Star: Nicholas Salthouse, CarShield AAA
15U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Danny Krolivec, Florida Alliance
Florida Alliance 15U defenseman Danny Krolivec, 15, also had a good event in Blaine, helping his team to a 3-1-0 record. The 6’0/180 lbs. native of St. Petersburg, Florida, had four points in four games, which including an outstanding outing in a win over Colorado Springs.
#2 Star: Connor Overson, Everett Silvertips Elite
#3 Star: Antonio Valeri, Meijer AAA
15U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Gunner Paradis, Thunder Bay Kings
Thunder Bay 15U goalie Gunner Paradis, 15, won both his starts during the first event in Blaine as the Kings 15U team posted a 3-0-1 record. The 6’0/183 lbs. native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, allowed just one goal in his two stars, stopping 25 of 26 shots, which included a 20-save shutout over New Jersey.
#2 Star: Christian Alfredson, Florida Alliance
#3 Star: Joey Oliver, CarShield AAA
With more than 100 online high school courses and 20 years of experience, Apex Learning Virtual School offers players the opportunity to be both successful academically and available for practice and travel. Rigorous curriculum and the support of expert online teachers provide a strong academic foundation. The flexibility to complete online course work when and where it is convenient means school can fit with player's hockey commitments. Enrollment options include full time to earn a diploma and individual courses to fulfill specific requirements. For players wanting to qualify for Division I and Division III college teams, courses approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) are offered.