The North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced its Gongshow Flow of the Month winners for February 2013. This month awards go to NAHL players Trevor Boyd, a forward for the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings and Tyler Marble, a goaltender for the Soo Eagles.
Honorable mentions for Flow of the Month went to Derek Sand from the Brookings Blizzard and Tyler Bruneteau and Trevor Stewart, both of the Wenatchee Wild.
Boyd, 18, is in his first season on the NAHL. The native of Muskegon, Michigan, has played in 41 games to date and has 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) during his rookie season. He recently played in the 2013 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament as a part of the NAHL 18U Selects team.
Boyd’s flow takes us right back to the 1970’s and the flow that was sported by so many hockey players during the era. His blonde hair cannot be contained within the constricted confines of his M11 helmet and comes spilling out of the back and sides. Then the magic really starts happening when he starts skating up the ice. That’s when his flow starts waving in the wind and really shows off a feathered and dangerously good looking style of flow.
As for Marble, he joins the long, but distinguished list of Soo Eagles players to be honored this season with Flow of the Month. Marble is the fourth Eagles player to have been honored with the award this season.
Marble, 20, really brings a triple threat to the table. First, the 21-year-old from Howell, Michigan, is one of the over 80 NAHL players this season with an NCAA commitment, as he will attend Lake Superior State next season. Second, he is the current NAHL leader in save percentage at 93.8%, which simply means he is really good at stopping the puck.
Finally, comes Marbles hair. After a goalie plays a hard game and sweats all over the place, the thing he may long for most is to post a shutout and then follow it up by taking his goalie mask off to reveal some long and sweaty flow, which is perfect for the post-game interview. Taking a look at Marble’s hair, it is clearly the secret behind his success. Clear vision through the mask for the puck in front, but plenty to go around on the sides and back. Marble is hoping this continues to grow right up until the Robertson Cup Championship in May in Texas.
The NAHL regular season has just one month remaining. It is now time for players to start thinking the all-important playoff flow. In order to have good flow for the playoffs, the process must start now! By now, player’s flow should be in full effect and March should even see the emergence of some playoff beards starting to form.
To enter the contest for the month of March, submit your best #Flow of the Month pictures by March 31st to @NAHLHockey and @GongshowGear. Two winners will be announced on April 1st. Winners will receive a Gongshow Gear hat.
Gongshow is the exclusive sponsor of the Flow of the Month promotion exclusively on the NAHL and Gongshow Twitter sites. Fans and players alike are encouraged to submit photos of their best ‘hockey hair’ or ‘flow’ via Twitter by the end of every month during the regular season.
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