Todd Burgess Fairbanks Ice Dogs
The month of September was very good to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, who not only went through the month with a perfect 8-0-0 record, but also were one of two teams who went undefeated at the annual NAHL Showcase. Veteran forward Todd Burgess, 19, had a great month as the native of Phoenix, AZ put up 13 points in eight gamed played and was a +11. Burgess (6’2/185) had five multi-point games and one game-winning goal. He also had two games where he scored two goals. The RPI commit current is tied for the NAHL scoring lead with 14 points and is tied for the lead in goals with seven. “Todd has worked hard over the summer and throughout the early part of the season to have success. He will be looked at, from his team, to be a well-rounded hockey player that improves steadily during the remainder of the year,” said Fairbanks head coach Trevor Stewart.
Burgess said his success in September was a product of his teammates. “I can’t single myself out as an individual because my entire team played good, especially my linemates Ryner Gorowsky and Logan Coomes. We have been clicking from the start and that played a big factor. I am just trying to be a better hockey player every day. It is my third year, so I want to set a good example and be a leader. You never know who is watching, so I want to be at my best every time I step on the ice,” said Burgess.
Runner-Up: Willie Brown, Bismarck Bobcats
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Alex Alger, Johnstown Tomahawks - Koby Bender, Minnesota Wilderness – Drew Blackman, Aston Rebels – Kane Durment, Brookings Blizzard – Jack Gessert, Kenai River Brown Bears – Martin Mellberg, Lone Star Brahmas – Gavin Payne, Aberdeen Wings – Martin Sundberg, Janesville Jets – Brady Tomlak, Springfield Jr. Blues – Johnny Walker, Minot Minotauros