JANUARY 5, 2024

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of December. The Forward of the Month is Connor Dvorak of the Wausau Cyclones. The Defenseman of the Month is Mac Billings of the Sheridan Hawks. The Goaltender of the Month is Matthew Ryynanen of the Bozeman Icedogs.


Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Connor Dvorak, Wausau Cyclones

Wausau Cyclones forward Connor Dvorak was outstanding during the month of December in the 12 games he played in. The Saginaw, MI native combined for 22 points that included 7 goals and 15 assists. Dvorak has appeared in 31 games this season where he has totalled 45 points on the year, which is the third most amongst all NA3HL scorers. 

Runner-Up: Spencer Wilkinson, Bozeman Icedogs 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Cam Colbert, Texas Brahmas – Patrick Crooks, Butte Irish – Braden Cunningham, Helena Bighorns – Hughie Deinema, Wisconsin Woodsmen – Seth Dragojevic, Mid-Cities Stars – Patrick Dunaiski, Granite City Lumberjacks – Nick Jones, El Paso – Chase Leivian, Norwich Sea Captains – Nolan Nemecek, Long Beach Sharks – Sebe Perez, Great Falls Americans – Adrian Sanchez, Texas RoadRunners – Adam Severson, Gillette Wild – Owen Van Tassel, Rochester Grizzlies – Justin Wasvick, Alexandria Blizzard – Braeden Whitesell, New Mexico Ice Wolves 


Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Mac Billings, Sheridan Hawks

Sheridan defenseman Mac Billings had a great month of December after playing in 7 games. The Sheridan, WY native combined for 13 points during the month, where he scored 5 goals and dished out 8 assists. Billings has played in 8 games this season for the Hawks where he has totalled 13 points. 

Runner-Up: Easton Plachetka, Wausau Cyclones

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Gabe Arteaga, Texas Brahmas – Miles Berg, Mason City Toros – Garrett Bogan, Helena Bighorns – Christian Carto, Granite City Lumberjacks – Edward Gregorin, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Chris Hamilton, Norwich Sea Captains – Leo Milan, Rochester Grizzlies – Logan Motz, Texas RoadRunners – Nick O’Brien, Wisconsin Woodsmen – Luke Pizzey, Great Falls Americans – Matt Scribner, Alexandria Blizzard – Mike Sobaski, El Paso Rhinos – Carson Streich, Butte Irish – Bryce Sturm, Bozeman Icedogs


True Hockey NA3HL Goaltender of the Month: Matthew Ryynanen, Bozeman Icedogs

Icedogs goaltender Matthew Ryynanen stood tall between the pipes over the month of December to end the month with a perfect 5-0 record. The Houghton, MI native turned away 125 of the 131 shots he faced over the course of 5 games, including 1 shutout win. Ryynanen combined for a 1.20 GAA and a .950 SV% during the month of December. Ryynanen is 12-9-0-1 on the year with a 3.29 GAA and a .901 SV%. 

Runner-Up: Nolan Lacosse, Alexandria Blizzard

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Daniel Antal, Northeast Generals – Noah Behrens-Gould, Norwich Sea Captains – Tate Cothern, Rochester Grizzlies – Bryson Frazee, Austin Ice Bats – Kirill Gureyv, Wisconsin Woodsmen – Pierson Haislet, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Colin Lemanski, Wausau Cyclones – Jimmy Packee, Texas RoadRunners – Luke Romney, Texas Brahmas – Jesse Schindel, Helena Bighorns – Sam Schowalter, Granite City Lumberjacks – Ryan Stowe, Great Falls Americans – Braylon Rogers, Butte Irish – Cole Wheaton, Gillette Wild