NAPHL announces Apex Learning Peak Performers for October
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) announced its Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performers for the month of October. The players were selected based upon their performance during the NAPHL regular season games played in October at the events in St. Peters, Missouri and Blaine, Minnesota, in addition to several regular season games played at NAPHL team arenas.
Forward: Reese Laubach, Northstar Knights – Laubach, 17, had a productive month, helping Northstar stay undefeated in the NAPHL play. The 5’10/160 lbs. native of San Jose, CA, had 11 points in just five games played, which included 6 goals and 5 assists. He is currently 2nd in NAPHL 18U T1ER scorinf with 21 points in just nine games played.
Defense: Patrick Lindholm, Arizona Bobcats – Lindholm, 17, had 11 points in eight games played during the month of October. The 5’11/155 lbs. native of Mesa, AZ, had four goals and seven assists and had four multi-point games during the month. His 12 points is 2nd among all NAPHL T1ER 18U defensemen.
Goalie: Zack Ortolano, Shattuck-St. Mary’s – Shattuck-St. Mary’s goalie Zack Ortolano, 18, played in four games during the month of October and posted a 3-1 record, which included three shutouts. The 6’0/173 lbs. native of Las Vegas, NV, had shutouts in wins over Arizona, Madison, and Ontario. His only loss was a 3-2 defeat to the Jersey Whalers. He stopped 90 of 93 shots during the month.
Forward: Aidan Finch, Vegas Jr. Golden Knights – Finch, 16, posted 16 points in eight games played during the month of October. The 6’5/175 lbs. native of Wasilla, AK, had four multi-point games and goals during the month, two of which were game-winners. In 12 games this season, Finch has 19 points.
Defense: Gavin Mears, Ontario Jr. Reign – Mears, 16, continued his hot play with a huge month of October. The 6’3/212 lbs. native of Bakersfield, CA, played in eight games during the month and recorded 15 points. That included at least a point in seven of the eight outings and five multi-point games. Mears’ 16 points are currently tops for all NAPHL 16U defensemen.
Goalie: Branson Appelman, CarShield AAA – Appelman, 16, had two starts in October and allowed just a single goal. The 5’11/180 lbs. native of Maple Grove, MN, faced 45 shots in the two wins and made 44 saves. That included a 33-save shutout over Biggby Coffee on October 4th.
Forward: Teddy Richardson, CarShield AAA – Richardson, 14, had another impressive month in October. The 6’0/165 lbs. native of St. Louis, MO, posted 11 points in seven games played during the month, which included four multi-point games and five goals. He currently leads all NAPHL 15U players in scoring with 17 points in 11 games played.
Defense: Marty McAuley, Reapers Hockey Association – McAuley, 15, helped the Reapers stay atop the standings with a solid month. The 5’9/150 lbs. native of Glenview, IL, had six points in 10 games played in October. He is currently 3rd among 15U defensemen in scoring so far this season.
Goalie: Charlie Durkin, Reapers Hockey Association – Durkin, 15, played in six games during the month of October and allowed just four goals. The 5’11/145 lbs. native of Glencoe, IL, had a 25-save shutout of the Indy Jr. Fuel on October 1st and allowed just a single goal in his other four wins, stopping 71 of 75 shots during the month.
Forward: Max Davis, Madison Capitols – Madison forward Max Davis, 14, had a big month of October. The 5’9/135 lbs. native of Middleton, WI, had 10 points in four games during the month, which included two, four-point games. In eight games played so far this season, Davis has 12 points.
Defense: Tobias Tilley, Indy Jr. Fuel – Indy Jr. Fuel defenseman Tobias Tilley, 14, put up some major points from the blueline in October. The 5’10/155 lbs. native of Carmel, IN, had eight points in four games, which included two goals and six assists. He also had multi-point games in three of his four outings.
Goalie: Miles Jensen, CarShield AAA – CarShield goalie Miles Jensen, 14, was perfect in the month of October. The 5’8/125 lbs. native of St. Louis, MO, posted shutouts in both of his starts during the month, stopping 22 shots in two games.
Forward: Reagan Shepard, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Fairbanks forward Reagan Shephard, 18, helped his team to the 18U FALL League Championship with eight points in four playoff games. That included three multi-point games, including a three-point effort in a 4-3 win in the title game for the 6’0/195 lbs. native of Minnetonka, MN.
Defense: Tyler Lafferty, MN Magicians – Magicians 18U defenseman Tyler Lafferty, 17, put up six points in four games during the FALL League Championship. That included six assists for the 6’0/175 lbs. native of Lakeville, MN.
Goalie: Tyler Fromolz, Janesville Jr. Jets – Jets 18U goalie Tyler Fromolz, 17, was perfect in his time at the FALL League Playoffs. The 6’1/160 lbs native of Waupun, WI, appeared in three games and stopped all 42 shots that came his way.
Forward: Colin Comeau, Janesville Jr. Jets – Comeau, 16, recorded 10 points in for FALL League Playoff games. The 6’4/190 lbs. native of Onalaska, WI, had four goals and six assists and two multi-point games.
Defense: Hayden Olsonawski, MN Magicians – Magicians defenseman Hayden Olsonawski, 16, had four points in four FALL League Playoff games. The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Hallock, MN, had three goals and an assist.
Goalie: William Warren, Southern Minnesota Bears – Warren, 16, led the Bears to the 16U title as he went 2-1 in three games. The 5’9/150 lbs. native of Eden Prairie, MN, stopped 52 of 58 shots and made 22 saves in a 5-3 win in the Championship Game.
Forward: Connor Westbrock, Affton Americans – Westbrock, 17, had 11 points in four games during the first event in Blaine. The 6’3/232 lbs. native of Arnold, MO, had six goals during the event, three of which were game-winners.
Defense: Blake Kumor, West Dundee Leafs – Kumor, 17, led all defensemen with five points in four games during the first event. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Pinegrove, IL, had four goals, including a hat-trick in a 6-3 win over Cherry Creek.
Goalie: Cedric Choi, Littleton Hawks – Littleton 18U goalie Cedric Choi, 17, allowed just a single goal in three starts in Blaine. The 6’0/165 lbs. native of Cherry Hills Village, CO, stopped 86 of 87 shots, which included two shutouts.
Forward: Sebastian Kaminsky, Atlanta Madhatters – Kaminsky, 15, racked up 12 points in just four games during the event in Blaine. The 5’7/117 lbs. native of Kennesaw, GA, had six goals, which included hat-tricks in back-to-back games.
Defense: Andrew McCann, Chicago Bruins – Chicago Bruins defenseman Andrew McCann, 16, had eight points in four games during the Blaine event. The 5’9/200 lbs. native of Chicago, IL, recorded two points in each game he played, which included three goals and five assists.
Goalie: Chamberlain Nocera, Littleton Hawks – Littleton Hawks goalie Chamberlain Nocera, 15, was perfect during the event in Blaine. The 6’0/160 lbs. native of Arvada, CO, stopped all 35 shots he saw in two shutouts during the event.
Forward: Logan Huegel, Naperville Sabres b – Naperville forward Logan Huegel, 14, recorded 12 points in just four games during the first event in Blaine. The 6’0/188 lbs. native of Plainfield, IL had seven goals, which included hat-tricks in two games and multi-point games in all four outings.
Defense: Drew Gami, Chicago Blues – Blues defenseman Drew Gami, 14, put up 11 points in four games in Blaine. The 5’6/140 lbs. native of Elmhurst, IL, had a four-point game and a six-point game, which included two goals.
Goalie: Dylan Dwyer, Chicago Bruins – Bruins goalie Dylan Dwyer posted a perfect 3-0 record in Blaine. He posted two shutouts and allowed just a single goal in his other win as he stopped 49 of 50 shots in the three games.