NAPHL announces Apex Learning Peak Performers for November 2019
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) announced its Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performers for the month of November. The players were selected based upon their performance at the fourth and fifth NAPHL events of the season, which took place in Danbury, CT and Frisco, TX. 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) – Byron Hartley, Philadelphia Little Flyers
Philadelphia Little Flyers 18U forward Byron Hartley, 17, had great event in Danbury. The 5’9/175 lbs. native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is currently leading all NAPHL 18U players in scoring with 30 points (17 goals, 13 assists) in just 12 games played this season, with 15 of those points came in Danbury. Hartley has signed an NAHL tender agreement with the Amarillo Bulls.
#2 Star: Carter Newlin, Arizona Bobcats
#3 Star: Ryder Brophy, Esmark Stars
18U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Szymon Bieniek, Arizona Bobcats
Arizona Bobcats 18U defenseman Szymon Bieniek, 18, had a breakout event in Texas. The 6’0/210 lbs. native of Opole, Poland had eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in four games during the event. That included three assists in a 5-4 loss against Thunder Bay and a goal and two assists in a 7-1 win over Ontario. Up until the weekend in Texas, Bieniek had one assist in eight games played.
#2 Star: Jack Costible, Philadelphia Little Flyers
#3 Star: Max Tobin, Sioux Falls Power
18U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Liam Gross, Philadelphia Little Flyers
Philadelphia Little Flyers goalie Liam Gross, 17, picked up three wins during the event in Danbury, helping the Little Flyers to an undefeated event. The 6’1/175 lbs. native of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, allowed just two goals during the event, stopping 47 of a possible 49 shots. That included a 16-save shutout on the final day against the Northeast Generals. Gross is 6-1 on the season with a 2.29 GAA and a .885 save percentage.
#2 Star: Keaton French, Colorado Springs Tigers
#3 Star: Hunter Garvey, Meijer AAA
16U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Bennett Schimek, Gentry Galaxy
The NAPHL’s leading scorer, Gentry 16U forward Bennett Schimek, 16, had another big month in November as the Galaxy continued to lead the way in the 16U Division. The 5’11/170 lbs. native of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, recorded 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists) in four games during the month as Gentry went 3-1 in Texas. Schimek, who is committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Miami University, currently leads all NAPHL players in scoring with 63 points in 16 games played so far this season.
#2 Star: Sutter Muzzatti, Meijer AAA
#3 Star: Gavin Brindley, Florida Alliance
16U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Seamus Casey, Florida Alliance
Florida Alliance 16U defenseman Seamus Casey, 15, helped his team to a perfect 4-0 record in Texas in November. The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Estero, Florida, had nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in four wins. He had five points in a 14-2 win over Everett and four points in a 12-2 win over Esmark. For the season, Casey is tied for the NAPHL 16U scoring lead for defensemen with 21 points in 11 games played.
#2 Star: Zach Reim, Gentry Galaxy
#3 Star: Aiden Dubinsky, Florida Alliance
16U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Matthew Bridger, Gentry Galaxy
Gentry Galaxy 16U goalie Matthew Bridger, 16, was perfect during his starts during the event in Texas. The 5’10/170 lbs. native of St. Paul, Minnesota, stopped all 31 shots that came his way in two starts. That included a 19-save shutout over TRC Hockey Academy and a 12-save shutout over CarShield. Bridger has four shutouts in his last four NAPHL starts.
#2 Star: Jacob Fowler, Florida Alliance
#3 Star: Logan Sarrazin, Meijer AAA
15U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Jake Richard, Florida Alliance
Florida Alliance forward and the NAPHL’s leading scorer at the 15U level, Jake Richard, 15, helped his team to a 4-0 record in Texas. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Jacksonville, Florida, had 13 points (5 goals, 8 assist) during the event. That included four-point games in wins over Esmark and Colorado Springs. For the season, Richard leads with 15U Division with 22 points in eight games played.
#2 Star: Sebastian Hung Salazar, Florida Alliance
#3 Star: Connor McCaffrey, CarShield AAA
15U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Antonio Valeri, Meijer AAA
Meijer AAA 15U defenseman Antonio Valeri, 15, put up good numbers during the event in Texas. The 6’1/175 lbs. native of Canton, Michigan, had six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in three games. That included a four-assist outing in a 6-4 loss to Florida and the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over Everett. For the season, Valeri had nine points in seven NAPHL games played.
#2 Star: Connor Overson, Everett Silvertips Elite
#3 Star: Danny Krolivec, Florida Alliance
15U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Isaac Mejia-Troop, CarShield AAA
CarShield 15U goalie Isaac Mejia-Troop, 14, posted a perfect 4-0 record in four starts during the event in Texas. The 5’9/130 lbs. native of St. Louis, Missouri, allowed just four goals against in the four games. That included a shutout over Colorado Springs and 30 saves in a 6-2 win over the Thunder Bay Kings.
#2 Star: Noah Norton, Everett Silvertips Elite
#3 Star: Christian Alfredson, Florida Alliance