As the Northern Pacific Hockey League enters into the final week of the regular season, the league has seen its athletes perform at the highest levels on the ice and in the classroom. With an extensive game schedule and season, which spans over seven months, the NPHL has numerous athletes who are on the Dean’s List while also taking Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors classes.
For the Student Prep Athlete of the Week award, the league heads to Kent, Washington, to take a closer look at the Seattle Ravens. The Ravens house Ryan Donlan, who is the NPHL’s student prep athlete of the week.
During the 2015 – 2016 season, Donlan has contributed in numerous ways on the ice. Of Donlan’s 12 points thus far this season, he recorded five of them last weekend against the Tri-City Outlaws. During this series, he also recorded his first hat trick of the season.
Adam Speer, the Ravens’ general manager, discussed Donlan and his achievements throughout the season. Speer said, “Ryan is a junior at Woodinville High School where he maintains a 3.5 GPA while taking AP and Honors classes. He recently scored in the ninety-third percentile on his PSAT, and he is starting to look at an impressive list of schools throughout the country. As a player, he has one of the highest motors we have ever seen, and he never gives up on any play. He has created many scoring opportunities for us this year, and recorded several goals himself. Ryan has done this by simply outworking his opponent."
Donlan and the Ravens will take on the Outlaw for the final two games of the franchise’s inaugural season. The fist game of this series will be on Friday, March 4th, at 6:35 pm (PST) in Kent, Washington. Then the second game in this series will be on Saturday, March 5th, at 7:05 pmin Kennewick, Washington. (PST).
Following the conclusion of the final game each night, tune in to the NPHL’s website for a full recap.
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