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NA3HL announces monthly player awards for September - Junior Hockey News

Published: Tuesday, 5 Oct 2021  
By: Alex Kyrias

Helena forward Samuel Feamster named the NA3HL Forward of the Month
Gillette defenseman Brock Trboyevich named the NA3HL Defenseman of the Month
Oregon goaltender Ian Hedican named the NA3HL Goaltender of the Month


DALLAS — The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of September 2021. The NA3HL Forward of the Month is Samuel Feamster of the Helena Bighorns. The NA3HL Defenseman of the Month is Brock Trboyevich of the Gillette Wild. The NA3HL Goaltender of the Month is Ian Hedican of the Oregon Tradesmen. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3HL monthly awards. 

Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Samuel Feamster, Helena Bighorns
Feamster tallied 8g-4a—12pts in four games during September, finding the scoresheet multiple times in each contest and notching two hat-tricks in that span. Feamster grabbed a stunning five goals and two assists — including one of his hat-tricks — during opening weekend against Sheridan, then posted two helpers against Butte and capped off the month with another hat-trick, this time against Bozeman. 

Runner-Up: Declan Young, Gillette Wild

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Max Breon, Rochester Grizzlies — Michael Dalaly, Milwaukee Power — Jaron Ketterman, Texas RoadRunners — Daniel Khatib, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks — Jeremiah Konkel, Willmar Warhawks — Hunter Maschke, Great Falls Americans — Carter Newpower, Mason City Toros — Nick Richert, Granite City Lumberjacks — Jake Weikel, Long Beach Sharks

Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Brock Trboyevich, Gillette Wild
Trboyevich balanced steady defensive play with some offensive flair in September, notching 2g-8a—10pts and a +11 rating across six games last month. After scoring and recording two assists in his first game, Trboyevich continued producing on a five-game streak, highlighted by his 1g-3a—4pts outing on Sept. 18 against Yellowstone. The second-year blueliner posted an even +/- rating or better in each of his six September outings, and leads all NA3HL defensemen in scoring. 

Runner-Up: Mason Ausmus, Milwaukee Power

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): AJ Benit, Great Falls Americans — Spencer Dixon, Long Beach Sharks — Taber Gutschick, Helena Bighorns — Jake Laurila, Rochester Grizzlies — Kyle Mortenson, Granite City Lumberjacks — Ty Neckar, Texas RoadRunners

NA3HL Goaltender of the Month: Ian Hedican, Oregon Tradesmen
Hedican faced a busy two games between the pipes during September, but showed up in a big way for the Tradesmen with 101 saves on 104 shots to pick up a pair of wins over the Mustangs. Hedican took the ice for the first time on Sept. 24 in Peoria and stopped 57 of 59 shots for the win, then rolled through the rematch on Sept. 25 with another 44 saves on 45 shots. Hedican finished the month with a .971% save percentage and 1.49 GAA to start the season off on a good note. 

Runner-Up: Cooper Olson, Willmar Warhawks

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Eric Buchholz, Helena Bighorns — Hunter Hein, Texas RoadRunners — Ryo Murakami, Long Beach Sharks — Jack Orchard, Gillette Wild — Quentin Sigurdson, Granite City Lumberjacks — Zach Wiese, Rochester Grizzlies

About the NA3HL
Now in its 12th season, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of three USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.  The primary mission of the NA3HL, which is managed organizationally by the North American Hockey League (NAHL), is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes whose youth options are limited but are still reaching their potential and have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association.  For more information, visit

Author: Alex Kyrias
Alex Kyrias is in his fifth season as Director of Communications and Sales for the North American Hockey League.

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