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NAHL announces 2016-17 All-Rookie Teams

April 24, 2017

The NAHL All-Rookie Team: Top row, left to right: Matt Barry (Bismarck), Paul Cotter (Brookings), Jordan Kaplan (New Jersey). Bottom row, left to right: Andy Carroll (Aberdeen), Tomas Vomacka (Corpus Christi), Brendon Gysbers (Shreveport).

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Rookie Teams for the 2016-17 season, as voted upon and selected by the league’s 24 head coaches. The NAHL has also named All-Rookie Teams in each of the four divisions.
 
Important Note: NAHL players that have not played in a junior league prior to the 2016-17 season (any junior league in any location), or entered the season having played less than 10 NAHL hockey regular season games, are considered rookies and eligible for All-Rookie recognition and honors by the NAHL.
 
2016-17 All-NAHL Rookie 1st Team
Forward: Matt Barry, Bismarck Bobcats
Forward: Paul Cotter, Brookings Blizzard
Forward: Jordan Kaplan, New Jersey Titans
Defense: Andy Carroll, Aberdeen Wings
Defense: Brendon Gysbers, Shreveport Mudbugs
Goalie: Tomas Vomacka, Corpus Christi IceRays
 
2016-17 All-NAHL Rookie 2nd Team
Forward: Alex Adams, Minot Minotauros
Forward: Steven Ipri, Amarillo Bulls
Forward: Matt Kidney, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
Defense: Tyler Antonucci, New Jersey Titans
Defense: Louie Roehl, Minnesota Wilderness
Goalie: Erik Gordon, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
 
2016-17 Central Division All-Rookie Team
Forward: Alex Adams, Minot Minotauros
Forward: Matt Barry, Bismarck Bobcats
Forward: Paul Cotter, Brookings Blizzard
Defense: Andy Carroll, Aberdeen Wings
Defense: Louie Roehl, Minnesota Wilderness
Goalie: Austin Park, Minot Minotauros
 
2016-17 East Division All-Rookie Team
Forward: Jordan Kaplan, New Jersey Titans
Forward: Matt Kidney, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights
Forward: Hayden Rowan, Johnstown Tomahawks
Defense: Tyler Antonucci, New Jersey Titans
Defense: Andy Iehle, Johnstown Tomahawks
Goalie: Jack Leavy, Aston Rebels
 
2016-17 Midwest Division All-Rookie Team
Forward: Joseph Abate, Janesville Jets
Forward: Matt Cassidy, Springfield Jr. Blues
Forward: Hunter Wendt, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Defense: Chris Lipe, Kenai River Brown Bears
Defense: Jordan Muzzillo, Springfield Jr. Blues
Goalie: Erik Gordon, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
 
2016-17 South Division All-Rookie Team
Forward: Ricky Carballo, Wichita Falls Wildcats
Forward: Nick Granowicz, Topeka RoadRunners
Forward: Steven Ipri, Amarillo Bulls
Defense: Brendon Gysbers, Shreveport Mudbugs
Defense: Nick Wilson, Odessa Jackalopes
Goalie: Tomas Vomacka, Corpus Christi IceRays
 
The remainder of the NAHL 2016-17 season awards, including the All-NAHL Divisional Teams and Awards, the All-NAHL Teams, Most Valuable Player, Forward of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Vaughn Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, General Manager of the Year, Executive of the Year and Organization of the Year, along with the Apex Learning Academic Achievement Award, Leadership Award and Community Service Award, will be all be announced later this week.
 
 
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