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Just four weeks remain in the 2020-21 regular season and four of the 12 available playoff spots have been clinched to date.    more 

NAHL Combine underway in St. Peters, Missouri

The 2021 NAHL Combines officially get underway on Friday in St. Peters, Missouri as players take to the ice in front of NAHL and NA3HL scouts.    more 

Chippewa Steel announces new ownership group

Kelly Kasik takes over as the new owner of the Chippewa Steel; Mike Janda to be Head Coach/GM.    more 

Jets and Norsemen win big on Thursday

The Janesville Jets won their fourth straight game thanks to the first career NAHL shutout from goalie Owen Millward.    more 

Shreveport defenseman Breazeale makes NCAA DI commitment

Shreveport Mudbugs defenseman David Breazeale has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Lindenwood University    more 

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Jake Sibell

Jake Sibell Aberdeen Wings

For the third time this season, Aberdeen Wings goalie Jake Sibell, 21, has been named the NAHL’s Goalie of the Month as he continued his march towards a record-breaking season. The 6’2/206 lbs. native of Isanti, MN, posted a perfect 7-0 record in seven starts during the month. Sibell faced a total of 185 shots in 421 minutes of action and made 175 saves, which was good for a .943 save percentage. So far during the 2020-21 season, the Niagara University recruit is currently the top goalie in the NAHL with a 1.09 goals against average and a .957 save percentage to go along with a 33-0-1 record for the first place Wings. His 10 shutouts this season are one shutout away from matching the NAHL single-season record. During the 2016-17 season, he played in the NAPHL for the Omaha AAA 16U team. “What’s great about Jake is he doesn’t rest on his laurels. He focuses on continuing to get better every day. Jake is a total professional in his approach to the game and his daily habits. His mental toughness makes him an everyday leader in our dressing room, as well as resilient while he embraces adversity. The Wings have a very good goalie coach in Josh Aycock, who has helped Jake with his long-term passions and goals. This has been another huge piece of our continued goaltending success,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.

“I think we're continuing to get better every day in practice and in games and you can tell that were clicking much better than we were even a month ago. Guys seem to always know where each other are on the ice and what plays we need to make. I think just being together for so long is really helping us become a better team and as we go down the stretch, we want to be playing our best hockey come playoff time,” said Sibell. “I try not to think about the numbers and stats too much. I think if you think about it then you're almost jinxing yourself and you can't really think about doing your job, which right now is just to help my team win games. I have been trying to take a game by game and just making the next save. Everything else will keep taking care of itself if I continue to do that.”

Runner-Up: Cole Hudson, Shreveport Mudbugs

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Aitken, Bismarck Bobcats – Andy Beran, Minnesota Magicians – Graham Burke, Lone Star Brahmas – Josh Graziano, Johnstown Tomahawks – Ryan Keyes, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Michael Morelli, Maryland Black Bears – Riley Sims, Janesville Jets – Ryan Ullan, Wichita Falls Warriors – Jacob Zacharewicz, Janesville Jets

Will Margel

Will Margel Johnstown Tomahawks

Johnstown Tomahawks forward Will Margel, 20, had a huge month of March to help his club widen their lead atop the NAHL’s East Division. The 5’9/167 lbs. native of Potomac, MD, led all NAHL players with 17 points during the month in just nine games played. The included 12 goals and five assists to go along with a +7 rating for the University of New Hampshire recruit. Margel, who is currently on a 15-game point streak, recorded at least a point in all nine games during the month and had five multi-point games. “Will had an exceptional month for us with outstanding production. He has been a huge catalyst for our team success. His ability to have an impact on the game has been remarkable. Additionally, he has been very clutch for us finding big goals at big times. Will is fully deserving of this league recognition, and we look forward to more to come from him,” said Tomahawks head coach Mike Letizia.

“As I look back on March, we played with a lot of confidence we just knew that if we could play our game, the rest would take care of itself. I play on a great line and owe a lot to my teammates. They were a huge reason behind the production last month,” said Margel. “Our focus now is to win the division and advance to the Robertson Cup. After that, I want to be able to be able to hit the ground running at New Hampshire and make an impact right away in NCAA hockey.”

Runner-Up: Thomas Manty, Aberdeen Wings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Carter Korpi, Wichita Falls Warriors – Luc Laylin, Minnesota Magicians – Bret Link, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Joe Mack, Shreveport Mudbugs – Connor Mylymok, Austin Bruins – Josh Nixon, Maryland Black Bears – Ryan O’Neill, St. Cloud Norsemen - Stefan Owens, Maine Nordiques – Zach Purcell, Lone Star Brahmas – Nick Seitz, New Jersey Titans – Ryan Taylor, Bismarck Bobcats – Will Traeger, Minnesota Wilderness – Jonathan Young, Northeast Generals

Grant Docter

Grant Docter Minnesota Wilderness

Minnesota Wilderness defenseman and Michigan Tech recruit Grant Docter, 20, kept his hot play going during the month of March when we put his production into overdrive. The 5’10/170 lbs. native of Golden Valley, MN, led all NAHL defensemen in scoring during the month with 12 points in 13 games played. Doctor recorded at least one point in nine of the 13 games. He currently leads the Wilderness in scoring this season with 29 points in 39 games played, which is also 3rd among all NAHL defensemen. “We are delighted to see Grant be recognized for his hard work and contribution to our club’s success as Defenseman of the Month. Over the course of our season, his growth in being able to join the rush and create plays allows him to be a constant offensive threat in any zone,” said Wilderness head coach Jon Vaillancourt.

“Looking back on March, I think I got pucks in the right spots and my teammates were a big reason for the production. I was able to go on a little bit of a goal-scoring and point streak and I also got some lucky bounces,” said Docter. “I think being committed has been helpful in developing my game because I want to be an impact player going into the NCAA as a freshman. Hopefully, I can step in right away, play some big minutes, and hopefully play every game and be an impact player. I am really focused not only on winning as many games as we can this season, but also trying to get my body ready for the college grind next season. I think we have a team with great potential and if we can keep our focus on making the playoffs, anything can happen and try and make a run towards the Robertson Cup.”

Runner-Up: Karl Falk, Minnesota Magicians

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Tommy Bergsland, Bismarck Bobcats – David Breazeale, Shreveport Mudbugs – Nico Devita, Aberdeen Wings – Mitchell Digby, Lone Star Brahmas – Andrew Garby, Fairbanks Ice Dogs - Cam Gaudette, Maryland Black Bears – Max Smolinski, Johnstown Tomahawks – Alexander Tertyshny, Northeast Generals – Drake Usher, Wichita Falls Warriors

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Central Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
y - Aberdeen Wings 45 41 3 0 1 83
Bismarck Bobcats 46 25 16 2 3 55
Minot Minotauros 46 21 19 5 1 48
MN Wilderness 42 18 21 1 2 39
Austin Bruins 45 15 24 4 2 36
St. Cloud Norsemen 43 16 26 0 1 33
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Johnstown Tomahawks 43 30 8 2 3 65
Maine Nordiques 48 29 18 1 0 59
New Jersey Titans 45 22 16 2 5 51
Maryland Black Bears 43 18 18 5 2 43
Northeast Generals 48 17 27 4 0 38
Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 37 16 18 3 0 35
Midwest Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Janesville Jets 34 23 9 2 0 48
MN Magicians 39 21 15 3 0 45
Fairbanks Ice Dogs 39 20 17 1 1 42
Kenai River Brown Bears 38 16 20 1 1 34
Chippewa Steel 35 10 20 2 3 25
South Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
x - Shreveport Mudbugs 43 31 7 2 3 67
x - Lone Star Brahmas 45 30 14 1 0 61
x - Amarillo Bulls 44 24 13 3 4 55
Wichita Falls Warriors 43 23 13 1 6 53
New Mexico Ice Wolves 46 15 27 2 2 34
Odessa Jackalopes 45 10 30 2 3 25
April 15, 2021
Chippewa 0 Janesville 7
MN Magicians 1 St. Cloud 5
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April 16, 2021
Northeast 0 Maryland 2
Unofficial Final
Maine 6 Danbury OT
Wichita Falls 1 Amarillo 2
05:03 2nd
Janesville 2 Chippewa 0
20:00 3rd
St. Cloud 3 MN Wilderness 2
00:00 2nd
Bismarck 3 Aberdeen 1
20:00 3rd
New Jersey 5 Johnstown 6
11:50 3rd
Odessa 0 Lone Star 2
01:22 2nd
Shreveport 1 New Mexico 1
08:11 1st
Austin 0 Minot 1
00:00 1st
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April 17, 2021
Northeast at Maryland 6:30 PM
Shreveport at New Mexico 6:30 PM
Maine at Danbury 7:00 PM
New Jersey at Johnstown 7:00 PM
MN Wilderness at St. Cloud 7:00 PM
Chippewa at Janesville 7:00 PM
Wichita Falls at Amarillo 7:05 PM
Aberdeen at Bismarck 7:15 PM
Odessa at Lone Star 7:30 PM
Austin at Minot 8:05 PM
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