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Max Gutjahr

Max Gutjahr Amarillo Wranglers

Amarillo Wranglers goalie Max Gutjahr, 20, made his mark during the month of November as the Wranglers regained the lead atop of the South Division. The 6’1/180 lbs. native of Appleton, WI, posted a 7-1-0 record in eight games during the month. Gutjahr stopped 254 of a possible 270 shots during the month, which was good for a 1.80 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. He also had two shutouts during the month. Gutjahr, who spent time last season with both the Amarillo Bulls in the NAHL and the North Iowa Bulls in the NA3HL, currently leads the NAHL with 14 wins and ranks in the Top 7 in both goals against average and save percentage. “Max has been the stabilizing force in our inaugural season. His competitive spirit in practice, games, overtime or during shootouts, has inspired our team to play its best every night. Max has truly earned this award and it is always rewarding to see a great young man and goalie recognized got his efforts,” said Wranglers head coach Harry Mahood.

“Looking back in the month, I tried to make sure to use the week of practice to prepare for situations I would see in games. I also did drills in practice to simulate goals other teams scored on me the week prior to try and prevent them from happening again,” said Gutjahr. “My goals for this season are to help my team continue to win games and ultimately have a chance to compete for the Robertson Cup in May. I would also like to give myself a chance to advance my hockey and academic careers at an NCAA Division I program.”

Runner-Up: Raythan Robbins, Anchorage Wolverines

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Damon Beaver, Corpus Christi IceRays – Luca Di Pasquo, Maryland Black Bears – Hunter Garvey, North Iowa Bulls – Beni Halasz, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Zach Hansen, Chippewa Steel – Klayton Knapp, Austin Bruins – Owen Millward, Janesville Jets – Matthew O’Donnell, Wichita Falls Warriors – Zach Sandy, Minot Minotauros – Josh Seeley, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Jan Skorpik, Lone Star Brahmas

Cal Mell

Cal Mell Janesville Jets

Janesville Jets defenseman Cal Mell, 20, helped his team stay in the thick of the playoff race in the Midwest Division in November. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Cumming, GA, had 10 points in nine games played during the month. His 10 points were tops among all NAHL defensemen and he was also a +8 during the month. Mell, who is also an NAPHL grad, had three multi-point games and has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven games. He currently has 14 points in 23 games played so far during the 2021-22 season. “We are excited that Cal is being recognized by the league for his accomplishments this month. He has played an integral role in swinging the momentum of our season in the right direction. Cal is a complete hockey player. He has tremendous hockey IQ, makes plays, runs the power play, blocks shots, defends hard, kills penalties, plays tough and physical, and of course is our captain. You couldn’t ask for more from him. Every single day he leads by example. He’s going to be a great NCAA Division I hockey player and student. I can’t say enough good things about Cal as a player and person,” said Jets head coach Parker Burgess.

“After a slow start to the season where we seemed to be losing close games, the team realized that we needed to turn things around and just take our compete level up a bit and find ways to win by focusing in on our habits and details. For me personally, I was just looking for simple plays that would transition the puck quickly and allow our forwards to get some odd man rushes. The majority of the credit goes to the guys around me who were able to create and finish plays off of the transitions,” said Mell. “There are some goals that I have for the season. I’d love to get an opportunity to play at the NCAA Division I level, but my focus right now is just getting better and making the guys around me better every day. I believe this will lead to team success and will allow my teammates to have their own success as well.”

Runner-Up: Jakub Peterson, Amarillo Wranglers

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Clay Allen, Anchorage Wolverines – Mitch Becker, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Joshua Burke, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Vincent Corcoran, Wichita Falls Warriors – Tyler DesRochers, Northeast Generals – Jayden Jensen, Corpus Christi IceRays – Sean Kilcullen, Maryland Black Bears – Jack Malinski, Austin Bruins – Cole Mickel, Minot Minotauros – Tyler Nasca, Lone Star Brahmas – Ethan Perreault, Johnstown Tomahawks – Will Svenddal, Minnesota Magicians – Sean Vlasich, North Iowa Bulls – Jon Ziskie, Bismarck Bobcats

Cade Neilson

Cade Neilson Aberdeen Wings

Aberdeen Wings forward Cade Neilson, 20, had a torrid month of November, recording 20 points (5 goals, 15 assists) in just eight games played. The 6’0/195 lbs. native of Nottingham, England, took over the scoring lead in the NAHL with his effort as he now has a league-leading 35 points to date. Neilson recorded at least a point in all eight games and had seven multi-point games. The Alaska-Fairbanks recruit is currently riding a 10-game point streak and has recorded a multi-point game in six straight games. In 123 career NAHL games to date, Neilson has recorded 107 points. “Cade elevated his play through the month of November. Night in and night out he has found a way to impact the game and continues to be a good leader of our group on and off the ice,” said Wings head coach Steve Jennings.

“I attribute a lot of success to my line mates, Ronan Walsh and Jacob Bosse. We have been a locked in as a line this month and they have been producing at a rapid rate as well, which has been a pleasure to be a part of. I do believe we have found our stride together and with some puck luck thrown in there, it has been a fun month of hockey. I have also started to focus on more of a shoot first mentality, which has helped create a lot more scoring opportunity. I have been put in a position by the coaching staff to utilize the creative side of my game if I continue to be responsible on the defensive side of the puck,” said Neilson. “The most important goal for this season is to win a Robertson Cup. After being so close last year, there is a fire in our locker room to make that a reality this year. Then once I get to college, I want to be successful on and off the ice.  My goal is to be a go to guy at Alaska-Fairbanks and be able to help the team in any way I can.  Finally, once I am done with college, the goal is to play professional hockey at the highest level I can and hopefully continue to be productive at that level as well.”

Runner-Up: Cy LeClerc, Janesville Jets

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Jacob Badal, Johnstown Tomahawks - Dillan Bentley, New Mexico Ice Wolves – Gavin Best, Minnesota Magicians – Anthony Calafiore, New Jersey Titans – Zach Dill, Corpus Christi IceRays – Gabe Dombrowski, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Damon Furuseth, Austin Bruins – Elliott Lareau, Maryland Black Bears – William Lawson-Body, Wichita Falls Warriors – Jake McLean, Bismarck Bobcats – Jonny Meiers, Maine Nordiques – Nicholas Niemo, Lone Star Brahmas – Ryan O’Neill, St. Cloud Norsemen – Carter Rapalje, North Iowa Bulls – Jared Scott, Northeast Generals – Talon Sigurdson, Anchorage Wolverines – Zack Simon, Minot Minotauros – Anthony Vidrick, Amarillo Wranglers

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Central Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Austin Bruins 23 13 7 1 2 29
North Iowa Bulls 21 13 6 0 2 28
Minot Minotauros 25 13 11 1 0 27
Aberdeen Wings 22 11 10 0 1 23
St. Cloud Norsemen 18 9 9 0 0 18
Bismarck Bobcats 23 7 15 1 0 15
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
New Jersey Titans 26 17 8 1 0 35
Maryland Black Bears 24 15 6 1 2 33
Northeast Generals 24 13 11 0 0 26
Johnstown Tomahawks 22 11 8 2 1 25
Jamestown Rebels 23 10 10 2 1 23
Maine Nordiques 22 8 12 0 2 18
Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 23 6 14 3 0 15
Midwest Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Fairbanks Ice Dogs 25 16 8 0 1 33
Springfield Jr. Blues 24 15 8 0 1 31
Chippewa Steel 26 14 11 0 1 29
Anchorage Wolverines 22 13 8 1 0 27
MN Wilderness 24 13 10 1 0 27
MN Magicians 24 11 9 3 1 26
Janesville Jets 23 10 12 0 1 21
Kenai River Brown Bears 22 4 18 0 0 8
South Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Amarillo Wranglers 21 16 5 0 0 32
New Mexico Ice Wolves 22 14 7 1 0 29
Odessa Jackalopes 22 14 7 0 1 29
Lone Star Brahmas 21 10 6 4 1 25
Wichita Falls Warriors 22 10 8 3 1 24
El Paso Rhinos 21 9 10 2 0 20
Corpus Christi IceRays 23 9 12 2 0 20
Shreveport Mudbugs 20 5 11 1 3 14
November 26, 2021
North Iowa 3 Austin 5
MN Wilderness 5 Chippewa 7
MN Magicians 3 Janesville SO
Amarillo 2 El Paso 0
New Mexico 1 Corpus Christi 2
Minot 4 Aberdeen 3
St. Cloud 2 Bismarck 5
Shreveport 2 Odessa 4
Jamestown 3 Johnstown OT
Danbury 7 Maryland 4
Maine 3 New Jersey 7
Wichita Falls 5 Lone Star OT
Anchorage 2 Fairbanks 4
November 27, 2021
Jamestown 2 Johnstown 6
Danbury 0 Maryland 5
Maine 2 New Jersey 8
MN Magicians 0 Janesville 4
Amarillo 3 El Paso OT
New Mexico 3 Corpus Christi 4
Minot 2 Aberdeen 4
St. Cloud 3 Bismarck 6
Chippewa 6 MN Wilderness 1
Shreveport 1 Odessa 5
Wichita Falls 2 Lone Star SO
Austin 4 North Iowa 1
Anchorage 3 Fairbanks 9
December 2, 2021
El Paso at Odessa 7:15 PM
Johnstown at Danbury 8:00 PM
December 3, 2021
Johnstown at Danbury 3:00 PM
Aberdeen at Austin 7:00 PM
MN Magicians at Chippewa 7:00 PM
Janesville at Springfield 7:05 PM
Corpus Christi at Wichita Falls 7:05 PM
Amarillo at Shreveport 7:11 PM
El Paso at Odessa 7:15 PM
Jamestown at New Jersey 7:30 PM
MN Wilderness at Fairbanks 7:30 PM
St. Cloud at North Iowa 7:30 PM
Lone Star at New Mexico 7:30 PM
Anchorage at Kenai River 7:30 PM
December 4, 2021
Janesville at Springfield 6:05 PM
Lone Star at New Mexico 6:30 PM
Aberdeen at Austin 7:00 PM
Chippewa at MN Magicians 7:00 PM
North Iowa at St. Cloud 7:00 PM
Corpus Christi at Wichita Falls 7:05 PM
Amarillo at Shreveport 7:11 PM
Minot at Bismarck 7:15 PM
El Paso at Odessa 7:15 PM
Jamestown at New Jersey 7:30 PM
MN Wilderness at Fairbanks 7:30 PM
Anchorage at Kenai River 7:30 PM
Maryland at Northeast 8:00 PM