Hampus Sjodahl Odessa Jackalopes
Odessa Jackalopes veteran forward Hampus Sjodahl, 20, had a big month of March. The native of Stockholm, Sweden and Bemidji State University recruit racked up 15 points (9 goals, 6 assists) in 10 games played as the Jacks held steady in the NAHL’s South Division playoff race. Sjodahl (6’2/197) recorded at least a point in nine of his 10 games and had five multi-point games. He was also a +4 during the month. Sjodahl leads the Jackalopes in scoring this season with 67 points in 58 games played, which also ranks 3rd in NAHL scoring and his 35 goals rank 2nd in the league. Sjodahl also played on the South Division team at the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. “Hampus has been a major contributor for us all year and really taken his game to another level. I am extremely proud of the hard work he has put in and the great season he has had for the Odessa Jackalopes,” said Odessa head coach Greg Gatto.
Sjodahl said that he stayed focused in the month of March because every weekend was like a playoff game for he and his team. “The last month the team has really come together because we know there is so much at stake. We just want to make the playoffs. I think we have been working so hard to make it happen and that type of urgency has made everyone play better,” said Sjodahl. “I have enjoyed playing for Odessa in the NAHL so much. I hope that I can make that type of impact at the next level at Bemidji State.”
Runner-Up: Adam Winborg, Janesville Jets
Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Alex Berardinelli, Lone Star Brahmas – Ryan Bloom, Minnesota Wilderness – Stevie Bryant, Corpus Christi IceRays - Pierce Crawford, Minnesota Magicians – Dominik Florian, Coulee Region Chill – Nick Ford, Brookings Blizzard – Dom Garcia, Aston Rebels – Jackson Graalum, Aberdeen Wings – Jonathan Lazarus, Wichita Falls Wildcats – Luke Lynch, Johnstown Tomahawks – Luka Maver, Topeka RoadRunners – Jared Pike, Bismarck Bobcats – Max Reisinger, Minot Minotauros – Tyler Tomberlin, Fairbanks Ice Dogs – Brady Tomlak, Springfield Jr. Blues – Kyle Siemers, Aberdeen Wings – Alex Smith, Janesville Jets – Cole Souto, Bismarck Bobcats