50 Players, 50 Days: Giovanni Carabelli
During the current and unforeseen cancelation of the 2019-20 season, the players in the NAHL saw their seasons cut prematurely short. In some cases, players saw their junior hockey careers come to an end as well. However, the NAHL got together a decided to highlight some of those players, who were born in 1999 and were in their final season of playing junior hockey.
As a result, we present a new series entitled: 50 players in 50 days
50 players in 50 days will select 50 players from each of the 26 NAHL teams this past season that were born in 1999, are currently uncommitted, and deserve some recognition during their time spent playing and developing in the NAHL. Over the course of the next 50 days, we will take time out to look at their accomplishments, review their season, and provide some background on their NAHL careers. Players will be initially highlighted in alphabetical order by team. Enjoy!
Giovanni Carabelli, Forward, Springfield Jr. Blues
Springfield Jr. Blues forward Giovanni Carabelli, 21, capped off an impressive four-year NAHL career this season by putting up some career numbers for the Jr. Blues in 2019-20.
The 6’2/195 lbs. native of Shelby Township, Michigan, posted a career-high 20 points (5 goals, 15 assists) in 52 games played this past season, while serving as assistant captain.
“Gino was with me for three years and was an absolute pleasure to coach. He came to the rink every day and worked his tail off and was a great leader and role model for all our younger players this season. He will be missed on and off the ice next year,” said Jr. Blues head coach Tyler Rennette.
Carabelli played four full seasons in the NAHL for the Jr. Blues and Shreveport Mudbugs, totaling 200 career regular season games. In those 200 games, Carabelli posted 57 career points.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Carabelli played youth hockey for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies.