Reggie Lutz Fairbanks Ice Dogs
As the Fairbanks Ice Dogs solidified their Midwest Division lead in the month of January, forward Reggie Lutz, 19, had his best individual month in the NAHL helping his club to a 9-2-0 record in 11 games. The native of Elk River, Minnesota, posted 20 points (12 goals, 8 assists) during the month and was a +8. Lutz (5’10/175) recorded at least a point in nine of the 11 games played in January and had six multi-point games, which saw him rattle off a stretch of nine games in a row with at least one point. Of his twelve goals scored in January, five came on the power play and one came shorthanded. In 41 games played to date, Lutz has 37 points, which ranks 5th on the Ice Dogs roster. “Reggie has really had a great start to 2016. He has been competing, developing nice chemistry with his linemates and getting a lot of pucks to the net,” said Fairbanks head coach Trevor Stewart.
“I owe a lot of credit during the month to my linemates Tyler Tomberlin and Adam Anderson. We really clicked in December and into January. It helps a lot to know where they are and they are veteran guys, so they understand the game and the league really well and that has helped,” said Lutz. “Short term, I have been in touch with some NCAA programs and the process of evaluating and comparing different schools and teams has been a very exciting one for me. It is a life-long dream to play in the NCAA. Longer term, I want to continue to work hard and trying to become a complete player. I want to be the guy that coach puts out there in the key situations of the game to get the job done.”
Runner-Up: Aaron Herdt, Bismarck Bobcats
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Alex Berardinelli, Lone Star Brahmas – Blake Busch, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Pierce Crawford, Minnesota Magicians – Dominik Florian, Coulee Region Chill – Gilbert Gabor, Austin Bruins – Adam Goodsir, Wichita Falls Wildcats – Andrew Hart, Topeka RoadRunners – Drake Lindsay, Corpus Christi IceRays – Casey Linkenheld, Johnstown Tomahawks – Michael Merulla, Aston Rebels - Christian Mohs, Minot Minotauros – Joey Molinaro, Amarillo Bulls – Matt Pulver, Aberdeen Wings – Hampus Sjodahl, Odessa Jackalopes – Brady Tomlak, Springfield Jr. Blues – Alex Toscano, Minnesota Wilderness