50 Players, 50 Days: Noah Finstrom
April 1, 2020
During the current and unforeseen cancelation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NAHL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the NAHL got together a decided to highlight some of those players, who were born in 1999 and were in their final season of playing junior hockey.
As a result, we present a new series entitled: 50 players in 50 days
50 players in 50 days will select 50 players from each of the 26 NAHL teams this past season that were born in 1999, are currently uncommitted, and deserve some recognition during their time spent playing and developing in the NAHL. Over the course of the next 50 days, we will take time out to look at their accomplishments, review their season, and provide some background on their NAHL careers. Players will be initially highlighted in alphabetical order by team. Enjoy!
Noah Finstrom, forward, Jamestown Rebels
Jamestown Rebels and NAHL Top Prospects forward Noah Finstrom, 20, saved his best hockey for his final season in 2019-20. The 5’10/175 lbs. native of New Baltimore, Michigan, led the Rebels in scoring this season, which included career-highs in points (42), goals (16), and assists (26).
Finstrom was also selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, representing the East Division team.
Finstrom made his NAHL debut during the 2017-18 season, appearing in 15 games for the Philadelphia Rebels that season, where he recorded five points. He also played in one NA3HL game, scoring twice.
During the 2018-19 season, Finstrom played in all 60 games for the Rebels and posted 29 points. Overall in 129 career NAHL games, Finstrom recorded 76 points.
“Noah is dynamic offensive player and a great skater with tremendous work ethic. He is only going to get better as he matures. His work ethic alone is going to propel him to great things. He was one of our captains this season and is just an awesome kid. I look forward to watching his development. Some NCAA school is going to get a real good player,” said Rebels head coach Joe Coombs.
Prior to his time in the NAHL, Finstrom played youth hockey for Little Caesars and Belle Tire in Michigan.