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Bismarck defenseman Ziskie makes NCAA D1 commitment

Bismarck Bobcats defenseman Jonathan Ziskie has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Niagara University.    more 

Watch Now: NAHL Plays of the Week, Nov. 16-22

Featuring: Jonah Aegerter (Janesville), Drew Vieten (Wichita Falls), Clayton Cosentino (Aberdeen), Walter Zacher (Austin), and Tyler Shea (Austin)    more 

Maryland defenseman Jarman makes NCAA D1 commitment

Maryland Black Bears defenseman and NAPHL grad Thomas Jarman has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Boston University.    more 

Lone Star forward Purcell makes NCAA D1 commitment

Lone Star Brahmas forward and NAPHL grad Zach Purcell has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for American International College.    more 

NAHL announces Bauer Hockey Stars of the Week

Honors this week go to Natan Vertes (Aberdeen), Luke Mountain (Maryland), Cade Destefani (Janesville), and Matt Weber (Shreveport)    more 


Natan Vertes Natan Vertes Aberdeen Wings


Luke Mountain Luke Mountain Maryland Black Bears


Cade Destefani Cade Destefani Janesville Jets


Matt Weber Matt Weber Shreveport Mudbugs

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James Philpott

James Philpott Maine Nordiques

Maine Nordiques defenseman James Philpott, 20, shined in October as he valted himself to the top of the NAHL in scoring for defensemen. The 6’2/190 lbs. native of Calgary, Alberta, recorded eight points in nine games during the month as the Nordiques put together a 7-2-0 record, which is current good for 1st place in the East Division. That included two goals, six assists and recording at least a point in seven of the nine games. “James is young man we couldn’t be happier is a Nordique. As a 1st round draft pick we had high aspirations for him headed into the season and he has done more than deliver, both as a player and person. We believe he is a defenseman who transcends what is expected of his position at the junior level. His contributions on the offensive side of the ice as well as defensively, his ability to shut down a rush or jump into dangerous attacking position, and ultimately his hockey IQ, leadership and compete level make him a very attractive prospect not only for NCAA Division 1 college hockey, but also at professional level as well. The Maine Nordiques are thrilled with his selection as defensemen of the month and look forward to him selecting his Division 1 school in the coming weeks as well,” said Maine head coach Nolan Howe.

“We had a really good couple of weeks of practice leading up to the start of the season and I think that played a big part in our good start as a team. I got adjusted right away to the league and new team and the style of play our coaches have created fits my game well,” said Philpott. “I would love to keep working hard and improving to earn a NCAA Division 1 scholarship and help our team to the top spot in the East Division and try and win a Championship.”

Runner-Up: Nico DeVita, Aberdeen Wings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Caden Lewandowski, Johnstown Tomahawks – Bobby Metz, Northeast Generals – Malcolm Palmer, Lone Star Brahmas – Dane Stoyanoff, Minnesota Wilderness

Keenan Rancier

Keenan Rancier Minot Minotauros

Minot Minotauros goalie Keenan Rancier, 20, had an impressive NAHL debut during the month of October. The 6’2/180 lbs. native of Victoria, British Columbia, posted a 4-0-1 in five games during the month, which included a 1.57 goals against average and a .960 save percentage as he stopped 192 of a possible 200 shots during the month. That included Star of the Week honors in the Central Division on October 12th, which included his first NAHL shutout. “Keenan has been a consummate professional since his arrival in Minot. From day one, he has come to the rink prepared and ready to get better every single day. He is incredibly technical in his approach, he competes as hard as any goaltender I have worked with in my time, and above all else - he is a fantastic teammate, that pushes those around him- every time he is on the ice. He sets the standard day in and day out for our hockey club. Above all else, he is a great young man, and we are fortunate to have someone with Keenan’s character here within our organization,” said Minotauros assistant coach Wyatt Waselenchuk.

“I think after we worked some things out after the exhibition games, we really got off to a good start and part of that was making sure I was doing everything I could to stop the puck and help the team win. I think it took us a few weeks to click, but once we did, we did a good job of continuing that momentum during the month,” said Rancier. “My goal is to play NCAA Division 1 hockey next year. I know the NAHL is the League of Opportunity and that’s why I am here. I think I also want to help our team bring a Robertson Cup to Minot for our fans.”

Runner-Up: Jake Sibell, Aberdeen Wings

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Graham Burke, Lone Star Brahmas – Sam Evola, Johnstown Tomahawks – Hugo Haas, Northeast Generals – Atticus Kelly, Minnesota Wilderness – Edvard Nordlund, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Tyriq Outen, Maine Nordiques – Owen Parker, New Mexico Ice Wolves

Joseph Harguindeguy

Joseph Harguindeguy Minot Minotauros

Minot Minotauros veteran forward Joseph Harguindeguy, 19, had a solid and consistent month of October. The 5’8/173 lbs. native of La Habra, California, helped his team to a 4-0-2 record during the month with nine points (5 goals, 4 assists) in six games played. That included recording at least a point in all six games, two multi-point games and one game-winning goal. This is Harguindeguy’s third season in the NAHL. In 95 career regular season games, he has recorded 41 career points. “I couldn’t be any happier for Joseph. The kid has put in his time and is being rewarded on the score sheet. Coming to the season we lost a lot of scoring up front and he took the opportunity and ran with it. He plays in every situation and I’m sure some school will land one hell of player,” said Minot head coach Shane Wagner.

“I felt like after the first weekend, I felt pretty good about myself and my game. I think everyone came together really well and we felt like we had a very good team with good chemistry to start the season,” said Harguindeguy. “I think this year I want to lead by example and be the guy that my teammates can look to for production and leadership. I think the ultimate goal remains to win a Robertson Cup.”

Runner-Up: Isaiah Fox, Maine Nordiques

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Mitch Allard, Minnesota Wilderness – Clayton Cosentino, F, Aberdeen Wings – John Gelatt, Johnstown Tomahawks – Cody Hoban, Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks – Liam McCanney, Northeast Generals – Nicholas Niemo, Lone Star Brahmas – Spencer Rudrud, New Mexico Ice Wolves

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El Paso Rhinos
Central Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Aberdeen Wings 10 10 0 0 0 20
Minot Minotauros 8 4 2 1 1 10
Austin Bruins 5 3 1 1 0 7
Bismarck Bobcats 7 2 5 0 0 4
MN Wilderness 3 1 1 0 1 3
St. Cloud Norsemen 5 0 5 0 0 0
East Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Maine Nordiques 10 7 3 0 0 14
Johnstown Tomahawks 8 5 0 2 1 13
Maryland Black Bears 10 5 3 1 1 12
New Jersey Titans 13 4 5 1 3 12
Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks 6 5 1 0 0 10
Northeast Generals 13 4 9 0 0 8
Midwest Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Janesville Jets 6 4 1 1 0 9
Kenai River Brown Bears 4 3 1 0 0 6
Chippewa Steel 4 1 3 0 0 2
MN Magicians 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4 0 4 0 0 0
South Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts
Lone Star Brahmas 8 6 2 0 0 12
Shreveport Mudbugs 6 5 1 0 0 10
Wichita Falls Warriors 8 3 3 0 2 8
Odessa Jackalopes 7 3 4 0 0 6
New Mexico Ice Wolves 6 2 3 1 0 5
Amarillo Bulls 7 2 4 0 1 5
November 22, 2020
Austin 5 Janesville OT
November 25, 2020
Odessa 0 Amarillo 3
Wichita Falls 1 Lone Star 4
Minot 3 Bismarck 3
00:00 3rd
November 27, 2020
Johnstown at Maryland 5:45 PM
Amarillo at Odessa 7:15 PM
Austin at Aberdeen 7:15 PM
Shreveport at Lone Star 7:30 PM
Bismarck at Minot 7:35 PM