NAPHL announces Apex Learning Peak Performers for December 2019
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) announced its Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performers for the month of December. The players were selected based upon their performance at the sixth NAPHL event of the season, which took place in Blaine, MN from December 13-16, 2019. Stats were based on ALL games played. Peak Performers are only to full-time NAPHL members in the High Performance and Elite Divisions.
18U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Coby Weber, CarShield AAA
Weber, 17, who is tendered by the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas, had a big event in December for the CarShield AAA 1*U team. In four games played during the event, the 6’1/170 lbs. native of St. Louis, Missouri totaled eight points (3 goals, 5 assists). That included a three-point game in a 9-0 win over Everett. Weber appeared in the 18U All-Star Game during the event, where he also recorded an assist. For the season, he leads his team in scoring with 24 points in 17 games played.
#2 Star: Giovanni Palombo, Esmark Stars
#3 Star: Carter Newlin, Arizona Bobcats
18U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Justin Chaput, Shattuck-St. Mary’s
Shattuck-St. Mary’s 18U defenseman Justin Chaput, 16, helped his team to a 4-1 record at the December event. The 5’10/176 lbs. native of Montreal, Quebec, produced four points during the event. That included a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Arizona. For the season, Chaput leads all Shattuck-St. Mary’s defensemen in scoring this season with nine points in 16 NAPHL games.
#2 Star: Trent Gray, Esmark Stars
#3 Star: Luke Anderson, Northstar Knights
18U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Hunter Garvey, Meijer AAA
Meijer AAA 18U goalie Hunter Garvey, 17, who is tendered with the NAHL’s Jamestown Rebels, put on a show at the last NAPHL event in December. The 6’0/160 lbs. native of San Diego, California, posted shutouts in both of his starts during the event. He stopped all 27 shots through regulation and overtime in a 1-0 shootout loss over the Esmark Stars and then he stopped all 20 shots that came his way in a 1-0 overtime win over the Sioux Falls Power. Garvey also played in the NAPHL 18U All-Star Game, where he gave up one goal in one period of action.
#2 Star: Emmett Croteau, Ontario Jr. Reign
#3 Star: Connor Strobel, Esmark Stars
16U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Gavin Brindley, Florida Alliance
It was a huge event for Florida Alliance 16U forward and leading scorer Gavin Brindley. The 5’8/150 lbs. native of Estero, Florida, had 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists) in four games played during the event. That included a seven-point outing for the 15-year-old in a 12-2 win over CarShield, six assists in a 7-4 win over Gentry Academy, and a hat-trick in an 8-2 win over Everett. For the season, Brindley leads the 1st place Florida Alliance team in scoring with 42 points in 15 NAPHL games played.
#2 Star: Cruz Lucius, Gentry Academy
#3 Star: Connor Kurth, Gentry Academy
16U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Seamus Casey, Florida Alliance
For the second time in as many months, Florida Alliance 16U defenseman Seamus Casey, 15, has brought home 16U defenseman honors. The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Estero, Florida, had another big event in Blaine, recording eight points in four games. Casey had three, multi-point games, including a three-point outing in a 9-2 win over Meijer and two goals in a 9-2 win over CarShield AAA. For the season, Casey leads all NAPHL 16U defensemen in scoring this season with 29 points in 15 NAPHL games.
#2 Star: Parker Anderson, Meijer AAA
#3 Star: Alec Geddes, Arizona Bobcats
16U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Stephen Gilson, Arizona Bobcats
Arizona Bobcats 16U goalie Stephen Gilson, 16, helped his team to an undefeated record in Blaine, by winning both his starts at the event. The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Scottsdale, Arizona, allowed just one goal in two starts, stopping a total of 68 of a possible 69 shots. Gilson allowed just one goal and made 30 saves in a 5-1 win over Colorado Springs, and had a 38-save shutout in a 2-0 win over Sioux Falls. Gilson also played in the NAPHL 16U All-Star Game, allowing one goal in one period of action.
#2 Star: Aiden Winslow, Florida Alliance
#3 Star: Samuel Peterson, Arizona Bobcats