NA3HL announces monthly player awards for November

Dec 4, 2023

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of November. The Forward of the Month is Jory Veenstra of the New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings. The Defenseman of the Month is Isaac Baker of the Wausau Cyclones. The Goaltender of the Month is Philip O’Neil of the El Paso Rhinos. Only players who are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the NA3HL monthly awards.

Bauer Hockey NA3HL Forward of the Month: Jory Veenstra, New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings

New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings forward Jory Veenstra was fantastic in November in the 8 games he played in. The Kansas City, Missouri native combined for 16 points that included 7 goals and 9 assists for the Jr. Mountain Kings. Veenstra has appeared in 18 games this season where he has recorded both 11 goals and assists for 22 points. 

Runner-Up: Kyle Arias, El Paso Rhinos

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Patrick Crooks, Butte Irish – Joey Crowley, Texas Brahmas – Bryce Garber, West Bend Power – Tyler Herrick, Norwich Sea Captains – Stanley Hubbard, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Spencer Klotz, Rochester Grizzlies – Tim Mattingly, Helena Bighorns – Ty O’Bey, Great Falls Americans – Luke Robertson, Mason City Toros – Adam Severson, Gillette Wild – Nick Summers, Northeast Generals – Porter Wolk, Texas RoadRunners 

Bauer Hockey NA3HL Defenseman of the Month: Isaac Baker, Wausau Cyclones

Wausau defenseman Isaac Baker had a great month of November after playing in 6 games to earn the Defenseman of the Month award. The St. Cloud, MN native combined for 14 points during the month, where he netted one goal and dished out 13 assists. Baker has played in 21 games this season for the Cyclones where he has produced 30 points on the year with 6 goals and 24 assists. 

Runner-Up: Dylan Cunningham, Helena Bighorns

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jack Arnold, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Gabe Arteaga, Texas Brahmas – Miles Berg, Mason City Toros – Jacob Guitard, Gillette Wild – Chris Hamilton, Norwich Sea Captains – Phil Harrell, Great Falls Americans – Matt Haun, Rochester Grizzlies – Logan Motz, Texas RoadRunners – Max Mudge, West Bend Power – Bryan Wood, El Paso Rhinos

True Hockey NA3HL Goaltender of the Month: Philip O’Neil, El Paso Rhinos

Rhinos netminder Philip O’Neil made his presence in between the pipes known over the month of November to end the month with a 4-0-1 record. O’Neil, a native of Belcamp, MD, blocked away 118 of the 125 shots he faced over the course of 6 games, including coming in for relief late in a game. O’Neil combined for a 1.17 GAA and a .940 SV% during the month of November. O’Neil is 7-1-1 on the year with a 2.19 GAA and a .915 SV%. 

Runner-Up: Tate Cothern, Rochester Grizzlies

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Peter Alfano, Norwich Sea Captains – Brooks Barofsky, West Bend Power – Drew Blake, Mason City Toros – Brendan Forden, Texas Brahmas – Weston Gerke, Gillette Wild – Pierson Haislet, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Alex Lamont, Helena Bighorns – Collin Lemanski, Wausau Cyclones – Jimmy Packee, Texas RoadRunners – Manny Pantow, New Hampshire Jr. Mountain Kings – Kaden Rhyder, Great Falls Americans – Braylon Rogers, Butte Irish