Apex Learning Peak Performers announced for NAPHL Fall League
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) announced its Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performers for the 18U and 16U Fall League standouts for the month of September. The players were selected based upon their performance at the first two NAPHL events of the 2020-21 season, which took place in Duluth, Minnesota from September 4-6 and Blaine, Minnesota from September 18-20. Stats were based on ALL games played.
18U Fall League Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Adam Pietila. MHA Mudbugs
Pietila, 17, recorded at least one point in all eight games the MHA Mugbugs played in September. The 6’0/190 lbs. native of Howell, Michigan had six goals and seven assists for 13 points and had five multi-point games helping MHA to a 1st place record of 7-1-0.
#2 Star: Kaden Nelson, Minnesota Wilderness
#3 Star: Seth Ferguson, MHA Mudbugs
18U Fall League Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Austin Amelse, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Amelse, 17, led all NAPHL Fall League defensemen in points during the month with nine. The native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota had four multi-point games in September, which included three goals and six assists.
#2 Star: Alexander Lesnar, Southern Minnesota Bears
#3 Star: Jayar Luedke, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
18U Fall League Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Ryan Piros, MHA Mudbugs
MHA Mudbugs goalie Ryan Piros, 17, posted a perfect 4-0-0 record in September, helping his team claim the top spot in the 18U Fall League regular season. The 5’10/150 lbs. native of Howell, Michigan, allowed just six goals in four games and stopped 107 of a possible 113 shots.
#2 Star: Adler Hoagland, Fairbanks Ice Dogs
#3 Star: Zach Tyman, Minnesota Wilderness
16U Fall League Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Anthony Madigan, Chippewa Steel
Chippewa Steel 16U forward Anthony Madigan, 17, helped his team to a 5-2-1 record in September thanks to 14 points during the month. The 5’6/150 lbs. native of Inver Grove, Minnesota had nine goals and five assists and five multi-point games in September.
#2 Star: Connor Stoffel, Chippewa Steel
#3 Star: Benjamin Pouliot, MHA Mudbugs
16U Fall League Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Tyler Lafferty, Minnesota Magicians
Minnesota Magicians 16U defenseman Tyler Lafferty, 15, helped his team to a 7-0-1 record in September by recording nine points in eight games from the blue line. The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Lakeville, Minnesota had two goals, seven assists and three multi-point games.
#2 Star: Cael Bolton, Kenai River Brown Bears
#3 Star: Avery Bahn, Minnesota Magicians
16U Fall League Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Jack Hochsprung, Minnesota Magicians
Magicians goalie Jack Hochsprung, 15, put up some great numbers in September. The 6’0/170 lbs. native of Apple Valley, Minnesota, appeared in six games, posting a 3-0-1 record. Jack Hochsprung allowed just four goals on 70 shots, which was good for a 0.89 goals against average and .943 save percentage.
#2 Star: Toby Hopp, Minnesota Magicians
#3 Star: Kameron Ragon, MHA Mudbugs