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Fairbanks forward Ruffin makes NCAA DI commitment

Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Samuel Ruffin has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in the WCHA.    read more

Watch Now: NAHL Plays of the Week, Nov. 13-19

Move over forwards, this week we make room and give thanks for some awesome saves from NAHL goalies!    read more

NAHL announces Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week

Honors this week go to Austin Bruins forward Alex Mella, Johnstown Tomahawks forward Donovan Ott, Coulee Region Chill forward Nick Bowman, and Corpus Christi IceRays defenseman Matt Acciaioli.    read more

NAHL alums a significant part of USA Hockey boost towards goalies in NHL

Of the 13 US-born goalies in the NAHL, 10 are alumni of the NAHL, which is contributing greatly to USA Hockey's mission of developing more goalies in the NHL.    read more

Rebels salvage split with Generals with win on Sunday

Ryan Patrick and Aaron Maguyon each scored twice to lead the Philadelphia Rebels to a 5-2 win over the Northeast Generals on Sunday.    read more
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Samuel RuffinUniversity of Alaska-Fairbanks
Ryan OrgelUniversity of Denver
Eric GotzMiami University
Matt BrownUniversity of Massachusetts-Lowell
Gustavs GrigalsUniversity of Alaska-Fairbanks
Garrett DalyBowling Green State University
Tanner SchachleUniversity of Alaska-Anchorage
Calvin DybiczMichigan State University
Sam RenlundColorado College
Grant AndersonUniversity of Nebraska-Omaha

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Alex Mella Alex Mella Austin Bruins


Donovan Ott Donovan Ott Johnstown Tomahawks


Nick Bowman Nick Bowman Coulee Region Chill


Matt Acciaioli Matt Acciaioli Corpus Christi IceRays

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Colin Bilek

Colin Bilek Northeast Generals

October was a memorable month for Northeast Generals forward and captain Colin Bilek. The 20-year-old native of Brighton, Michigan, was on fire on the ice as he recorded 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) in 12 games in October to net monthly honors. Bilek (5’10/177) was also a +11 during the month, which saw him record at least a point in eight of the 11 games and also post five multi-point games. Bilek, who is currently the NAHL’s leading scorer with 24 points, also announced his NCAA Division I commitment to Army on October 31st. “We are very happy for Colin. It’s been a great season for him so far and it was great how he played his best hockey when we hit a rough patch and lost a few in a row. That is what great leaders and players do,” said Generals head coach Joe Lovell. Northeast General Manager Bryan Erikson stated, “I am really proud of Colin for how hard he works and for the recognition he is getting. It has been a great month for his with this honor, a star of the week honor, seven wins and an NCAA Division I commitment for him.”

“October was an incredible month for me personally, but I think team wise, it was the best month of hockey we played as a team. It really goes to show how deep our team is and the depths we are willing to go to get some wins. We all went through some adversity and responded very well,” said Bilek. “It has been such a long road to get to the point where I realized the dream of an NCAA Division I commitment and I am so thankful to those that made it possible like our coaches Joe Lovell and Bryan Erikson. I am so excited for the remainder of the season. We are a team that believes we can win the East Division and make a run towards the Robertson Cup. It has been a fun season and I just want it to keep growing and get better.”

Runner-Up: Matej Murin, Bismarck Bobcats

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Julian Biondo, Lone Star Brahmas – Nick Bowman, Coulee Region Chill – Colton Fletcher, Aberdeen Wings – Nick Granowicz, Topeka RoadRunners – Jarrett Lee, Minnesota Magicians – Kosta Likourezos, Minnesota Wilderness – Grant Loven, Minot Minotauros – Jakov Novak, Janesville Jets – Luke Radetic, Kenai River Brown Bears – Reed Robinson, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Jon Russell, Amarillo Bulls – Ben Schmidling, Johnstown Tomahawks – Ethan Stewart, Springfield Jr. Blues – Jensen Zerban, Philadelphia Rebels

Matt Denman

Matt Denman Minnesota Magicians

Minnesota Magicians defenseman Matt Denman, 19, stood out amongst his peers in October as the blueliner from Prior Lake, Minnesota, was a point-producing machine for the 2nd place Magicians. Denman (5’11/180) led all NAHL defenseman in the month with 13 points (1 goal, 12 assists) in 10 games played and was also a +2 during the month. Denman recorded at least a point in eight of the 10 outings and had four multi-point games as the Magicians posted an 8-1-1 record during the month. For the season, Denman is tied for the team lead in team scoring with 14 points in 14 games played. “Matt has been a consistent contributor for us this season. He brings a lot of offense to our blue line and is leading by example defensively,” said Magicians head coach Scott Meyer.

“From a team perspective, we really came together in October. I think September is always hard because there are still a lot of line-up changes and additions, so it is tough to develop the chemistry in the locker room. Once we got the pieces in place, everyone really stepped their game up and we played very well,” said Denman. “I think we have a team that has the skill and the talent to win the Midwest Division. I just want to keep developing as a player and work hard to try and get an NCAA Division I opportunity, which has always been a dream of mine.”

Runner-Up: Brendan Michaelian, Amarillo Bulls

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Matt Barnes, Topeka RoadRunners – Noah Bormann, Bismarck Bobcats – Diarmad Dimurro, Philadelphia Rebels – Carter Ekberg, Janesville Jets – Anthony Firriolo, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Eric Gotz, Minnesota Wilderness – Kyle Hallbauer, Lone Star Brahmas – Brandon Koch, Coulee Region Chill – Markuss Komuls, Kenai River Brown Bears – Jordan Muzzillo, Springfield Jr. Blues – Luke Perunovich, Northeast Generals – Nolan Swachuk, Minot Minotauros

Ryan Keane

Ryan Keane Philadelphia Rebels

Through the first two months of the season, Philadelphia Rebels goalie Ryan Keane, 19, is statistically the top goalie in the league. His play during the month of October had a lot to do with that as the native of Coppell, Texas, posted a 4-1-0 record in five appearances, which included a 1.20 goals against average and stopping 122 of 128 shots that came his way, which was good for a 95.1% save percentage during the month. Keane (5’9/160) recorded his first career NAHL shutout during the month, which came on October 14th in a 4-0 win over Johnstown. He allowed just one goal in his three other wins. Keane currently leads in the NAHL in goals against average (1.14) and save percentage (95.2%). “Ryan has played fantastic since he walked through the door on September 1st.  Quite frankly, he has been our most consistent player to date. Some NCAA Division I school is going to get a great college goaltender,” said Rebels head coach Joe Coombs.

“I can play with a lot of confidence because of the great team I have in front of me here in Philadelphia. We have a good and talented group of players and each is responsible at both ends of the ice, so is makes my job easier to stop the puck. We have been playing well since the start of the season and have good chemistry in the lockerroom, so we are looking to continue that consistency the entire season,” said Keane. “I think our goal right now is to keep improving and win the East. I know everyone here is hungry to get back to the Robertson Cup and win it, so that is something we keep focusing on. Personally, I just want to keep improving and ultimately get an NCAA Division I opportunity.”

Runner-Up: Emil Zetterquist, Coulee Region Chill

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gavin Enright, Kenai River Brown Bears – Mitchell Gibson, Lone Star Brahmas – Jason Grande, Amarillo Bulls – Gustavs Grigals, Shreveport Mudbugs – Connor Murphy, Topeka RoadRunners – Garrett Nieto, Janesville Jets – Juraj Ovecka, Springfield Jr. Blues – Jack Robbel, Minot Minotauros – Isaiah Saville, Minnesota Magicians – Christian Stoever, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Ryan Ullan, Bismarck Bobcats – Gabe Vinal, Aberdeen Wings

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Central Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Aberdeen Wings 20 11 7 2 0 24
Bismarck Bobcats 21 11 8 2 0 24
Brookings Blizzard 21 11 9 0 1 23
Austin Bruins 19 9 6 1 3 22
Minot Minotauros 19 8 10 1 0 17
MN Wilderness 20 7 10 2 1 17
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 22 14 5 3 0 31
Philadelphia Rebels 19 15 4 0 0 30
Northeast Generals 25 15 10 0 0 30
New Jersey Titans 19 10 7 1 1 22
Johnstown Tomahawks 25 6 17 1 1 14
Midwest Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Janesville Jets 20 13 6 1 0 27
Fairbanks Ice Dogs 20 11 5 2 2 26
MN Magicians 21 12 7 1 1 26
Springfield Jr. Blues 20 10 8 1 1 22
Coulee Region Chill 18 6 7 1 4 17
Kenai River Brown Bears 21 8 12 1 0 17
South Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Shreveport Mudbugs 20 14 4 1 1 30
Lone Star Brahmas 22 13 6 1 2 29
Amarillo Bulls 20 9 7 2 2 22
Corpus Christi IceRays 22 9 10 1 2 21
Odessa Jackalopes 21 9 10 1 1 20
Topeka RoadRunners 23 8 13 1 1 18
November 19, 2017
Philadelphia 5 Northeast 2
November 22, 2017
Philadelphia at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2:30 PM
Janesville at Coulee Region 7:00 PM
Shreveport at Lone Star 7:00 PM
MN Magicians at MN Wilderness 7:05 PM
November 24, 2017
Northeast at New Jersey 7:00 PM
MN Wilderness at Janesville 7:00 PM
Coulee Region at Austin 7:05 PM
Shreveport at Topeka 7:05 PM
Corpus Christi at Odessa 7:11 PM
Bismarck at Aberdeen 7:15 PM
Amarillo at Lone Star 7:30 PM
Fairbanks at Kenai River 7:30 PM
Brookings at Minot 7:35 PM
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