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Aberdeen defenseman Carlstrom makes NCAA DI commitment

Aberdeen Wings defenseman Devon Carlstrom has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Stonehill College.    more 

NAHL Alumni Update

Among those former NAHL players earning NCAA conference honors this week was former Bismarck Bobcats defenseman Sam Malinski.    more 

Corpus Christi forward Ulvebne makes NCAA DI commitment

Corpus Christi IceRays forward Hans Martin Ulvebne has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Bemidji State.    more 

Bobcats head coach Sedevie relishes 400th win

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Watch: NAHL Plays of the Week, Jan. 16-22

Featuring: Andrew Clarke (St. Cloud), Luke Roelofs (Bismarck), Hans Martin (Corpus Christi), Jack Wieneke (Maryland), Thomas Heaney (Maine)    more 

Central

Calvin Hanson Calvin Hanson Bismarck Bobcats

East

Michael Young Michael Young New Jersey Titans

Midwest

Luke Levandowski Luke Levandowski Wisconsin Windigo

South

Gergely Orosz Gergely Orosz Odessa Jackalopes

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Simon Bucheler

Simon Bucheler Shreveport Mudbugs

The month of December was a big one for 20-year-old Mudbugs goaltender Simon Bucheler. Not only did the 6’2/185 lbs, native of Saint-Laurent, Quebec make an NCAA Division I commitment to Mercyhurst University, but he was among the NAHL’s best goalies during the month. Bucheler posted a 6-1-0 record in December, which included a 1.69 goals against average and a .931 save percentage as he stopped 149 of 160 shots during the month. Bucheler had one shutout and never gave up more than three goals in a game. For the season, Bucheler is tied for 4th in the NAHL with 12 wins and ranks 6th in goals against average with a 2.04 mark. “Our goaltending has come through for us when we needed to dig ourselves out of slow start and Simon has played a big part in that. He’s had a great month from a team perspective and on a personal note with his commitment to Mercyhurst.  As good as he has been we all feel his game will still grow this season.  He’s a great goalie, with great character and we are lucky to have him on our team and in our community,” said Mudbugs head coach Jason Campbell.

“I believe the hard work ethic the coaches have instilled on and off the ice for the players on this team is a big part of the success we have been experiencing. Coming into December, we had set some goals as a team that I believe has helped us come to the rink every day with a concrete purpose, elevating our compete level in practice as well as our game,” said Bucheler. “I’m striving to get better on and off the ice every day, continuing this success until the end of the season, and ultimately winning the Robertson Cup. In the future, I look forwards to my journey at Mercyhurst and excited to play NCAA D1 hockey in a great program where athletics and academics will allow me the opportunity to have a professional career in sports and or business.”

Runner-Up: Gavin Moffatt, Wisconsin Windigo

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Will Craig, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Mitch Day, North Iowa Bulls – Daniel Duris, Oklahoma Warriors – Luca Ganz, Amarillo Wranglers – William Gramme, Lone Star Brahmas – Kayden Hargraves, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Toby Hopp, Northeast Generals – Konrad Kausch, Minnesota Wilderness – Jakub Krbecek, Philadelphia Rebels – Linards Lipskis, Bismarck Bobcats – Cole Moore, Aberdeen Wings – Gergely Orosz, Odessa Jackalopes – Ethan Robertson, Austin Bruins – Nils Wallstrom, Kenai River Brown Bears – Selby Warren, Janesville Jets

Michael Young

Michael Young New Jersey Titans

New Jersey Titans forward Michael Young, 20, took his game to another level in December as the Titans continued to climb the East Division standings. The 5’11/184 lbs. native of Kings Park, NY, led all NAHL players in scoring during the month of December with 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists) in just seven games played. That included four games during the month where Young recorded three points. For the season, Young is 3rd in team scoring with 28 points in 24 games played to date. “Michael has really come on strong. He has responded well from an early season injury. After an extremely impressive rookie season last year we expected Michael to make an even larger impact for our team this season and he is really starting to show who and what he is as a hockey player and leader for us. Michael was able to get on track offensively and it’s no coincidence that as his game got better so has our record.  Michael is going to make a college coach happy for the next four years. Until then we are excited to have him continue to be a huge part of our group as we pursue the Robertson Cup Playoffs,” said Titans head coach Craig Doremus.

“Our team has had a lot of success as of late. We have spent a lot of time focusing on the little things to help fine tune our game. The coaches have been a huge part of that as they continue to push us day in and day out to become better players and better people. We have created a fun and positive culture here in New Jersey and it’s awesome to be a part of,” said Young. “My short-term goal is to help the team return to the playoffs and defend the Robertson Cup. My longer-term goals are to play NCAA hockey and hopefully play at the professional level.”

Runner-Up: Jake LaRusso, Northeast Generals

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Anthony Achille, Maine Nordiques – Ethan Begg, Janesville Jets – Chase Davis, Amarillo Wranglers – David Deputy, Philadelphia Rebels – Garett Drotts, Kenai River Brown Bears – Calvin Hanson, Bismarck Bobcats – Will Howard, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Chase LaPinta, Minot Minotauros – Will Laychur, Lone Star Brahmas – Luke Levandowski, Wisconsin Windigo – Ryan Mansfield, Odessa Jackalopes – Justin Mexico, North Iowa Bulls – Drake Morse, Shreveport Mudbugs – Branden Piku, Maryland Black Bears – Billy Renfrew, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Drew Sutton, Oklahoma Warriors – Nikolai Tishkevich, Aberdeen Wings - Ryan Vellucci, Johnstown Tomahawks – Aiden Westin, Anchorage Wolverines – Walter Zacher, Austin Bruins

Daniil Dolzhenko

Daniil Dolzhenko Wisconsin Windigo

While Wisconsin Windigo defenseman Daniil Dolzhenko, 18, only played in six games during the month of December, he made the most of it picking up five points (2 goals, 3 assists) and a +8 rating. The 6’0/185 lbs. native of Omsk, Russia, recorded at least one point in four of his six games and had one multi-point game. For the season, the UMass-Lowell recruit currently has seven points in 12 games played so far during the 2022-23 campaign. “Daniil’s presence in both ends of the ice was a big part of our success this month. He works tirelessly at his game and is being rewarded for that with this award. It’s great to see hard work pay off and I look forward to watching his growth continue as we push into the second half,” said Windigo head coach Blake Hietala.

“I wouldn’t be able to accomplish this without my teammates that helped me all the time on and off the ice. We’ve been practicing hard and finally found the way to get some points and climb in the standings. I think the coaches did really good job of making us better individually and together as a team,” said Dolzhenko. “The short-term goal for us would be to get to first place in our division and then win the Robertson Cup. The long-term for me personally would be to go in to college and have a strong start and try to go pro after college.”

Runner-Up: Jackson Hay, Odessa Jackalopes

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jackson Anderson, Aberdeen Wings – Chase Beacom, Bismarck Bobcats – Conner Brown, Janesville Jets – Jacob Conrad, Fairbanks Ice Dogs - Matt Danzinger, Shreveport Mudbugs – Dominic Foglia, Philadelphia Rebels – James Goffredo, Austin Bruins – Garrett Horsager, Oklahoma Warriors – Isaac Holt, Johnstown Tomahawks – Collin Kleisner, Lone Star Brahmas – Jack Mesic, North Iowa Bulls – Cooper Morris, Anchorage Wolverines – Pierce Patterson, Amarillo Wranglers – Nick Recupero, Northeast Generals

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Rochester Jr. Americans
Central Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Austin Bruins 37 23 7 3 4 53
Aberdeen Wings 36 19 14 1 2 41
Minot Minotauros 36 19 15 1 1 40
North Iowa Bulls 34 17 15 2 0 36
Bismarck Bobcats 36 15 16 3 2 35
St. Cloud Norsemen 35 15 16 2 2 34
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Maryland Black Bears 38 26 8 4 0 56
New Jersey Titans 37 23 12 1 1 48
Northeast Generals 36 20 11 4 1 45
Maine Nordiques 34 18 14 1 1 38
Johnstown Tomahawks 34 15 17 2 0 32
Philadelphia Rebels 35 15 18 1 1 32
Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 38 2 31 3 2 9
Midwest Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Fairbanks Ice Dogs 39 22 14 3 0 47
MN Wilderness 37 21 12 1 3 46
Wisconsin Windigo 36 21 13 1 1 44
Janesville Jets 39 17 15 3 4 41
Kenai River Brown Bears 39 19 18 1 1 40
Anchorage Wolverines 35 16 13 5 1 38
Chippewa Steel 35 17 16 1 1 36
Springfield Jr. Blues 34 16 18 0 0 32
South Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Lone Star Brahmas 35 25 6 1 3 54
Oklahoma Warriors 33 26 6 0 1 53
New Mexico Ice Wolves 36 20 13 2 1 43
Shreveport Mudbugs 36 18 13 2 3 41
Amarillo Wranglers 34 17 14 2 1 37
Odessa Jackalopes 34 17 16 0 1 35
El Paso Rhinos 34 11 20 3 0 25
Corpus Christi IceRays 36 9 22 5 0 23
January 20, 2023
New Jersey 2 Danbury 1
Amarillo 3 New Mexico OT
Philadelphia 3 Northeast OT
MN Wilderness 4 Chippewa 3
Austin 4 St. Cloud 5
Kenai River 2 Anchorage 4
Maryland 5 Maine OT
Lone Star 4 Corpus Christi 6
Janesville 4 Springfield 2
Odessa 2 Shreveport SO
Aberdeen 4 Bismarck OT
El Paso 1 Oklahoma 4
Wisconsin 6 Fairbanks 2
ScoresWatch
January 21, 2023
New Jersey 5 Danbury 1
Janesville 1 Springfield 4
Amarillo 2 New Mexico 4
Maryland 0 Maine 2
Kenai River 1 Anchorage 5
St. Cloud 4 Austin 0
Lone Star 2 Corpus Christi 5
Odessa 2 Shreveport 1
Chippewa 1 MN Wilderness 2
Aberdeen 4 Bismarck 10
El Paso 2 Oklahoma OT
Wisconsin 5 Fairbanks 3
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January 27, 2023
Johnstown at Danbury 7:00 PM
Chippewa at Janesville 7:00 PM
North Iowa at St. Cloud 7:00 PM
Amarillo at El Paso 7:00 PM
Fairbanks at Anchorage 7:00 PM
MN Wilderness at Springfield 7:05 PM
Lone Star at Shreveport 7:11 PM
Bismarck at Aberdeen 7:15 PM
New Mexico at Odessa 7:15 PM
Corpus Christi at Oklahoma 7:15 PM
Northeast at Maryland 7:30 PM
Wisconsin at Kenai River 7:30 PM
Austin at Minot 7:35 PM
New Jersey at Philadelphia 8:00 PM
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January 28, 2023
Johnstown at Danbury 3:00 PM
MN Wilderness at Springfield 6:05 PM
Philadelphia at New Jersey 7:00 PM
Chippewa at Janesville 7:00 PM
Amarillo at El Paso 7:00 PM
Fairbanks at Anchorage 7:00 PM
St. Cloud at North Iowa 7:10 PM
Lone Star at Shreveport 7:11 PM
Bismarck at Aberdeen 7:15 PM
New Mexico at Odessa 7:15 PM
Corpus Christi at Oklahoma 7:15 PM
Northeast at Maryland 7:30 PM
Wisconsin at Kenai River 7:30 PM
Austin at Minot 7:35 PM
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January 29, 2023
St. Cloud at North Iowa 3:10 PM
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