NAPHL announces Apex Learning Peak Performers for September 2020
The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) announced its Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performers for the month of September. The players were selected based upon their performance at the first NAPHL event of the season, which took place in Blaine, Minnesota from September 18-20. Stats were based on ALL games played. Peak Performers are only to full-time NAPHL Tier 1 members
18U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Anthony Menghini, NorthStar Knights
Menghini, 17, led all 18U scorers with 11 points in four games played, which included five goals and six assists for the undefeated Knights.
#2 Star: Michael Felsing, Esmark Stars
#3 Star: Blaise Miller, NorthStar Knights
18U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Jacob Napier, NorthStar Knights
Napier, 17, helped the Knights to a perfect 4-0-0 record thanks to seven points in four games, which included a goal and six assists.
#2 Star: CJ Stucky Northwest Stars
#3 Star: Matt Kochanowski, Des Moines Bucs AAA
18U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Matt Smith, CarShield AAA
Smith, 18, led CarShield to three wins in his three starts during the first event in Blaine. That included two shutouts in wins over Colorado Springs and Arizona.
#2 Star: Logan Verpoort, NorthStar Knights
#3 Star: Nathan Dickey, Esmark Stars
16U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Jake Richard, Florida Alliance AAA
Richard, 16, put up big numbers in Blaine as his club posted a 5-0-0 record. In just five games, Richard posted 22 points, which included 14 goals and 8 assists.
#2 Star: Danny Krolivec, Florida Alliance AAA
#3 Star: Luke Schelter, NorthStar Knights
16U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Zach Zelmanski, Florida Alliance AAA
Zelmanski, 16, led all defensemen with seven points in five games played, which included four goals and three assists.
#2 Star: Sean Johnson, Northwest Stars
#3 Star: Mason Sturm, Florida Alliance AAA
16U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Christian Alfredson, Florida Alliance AAA
Alfredson, 16, had three starts and posted shutouts in all three of them, stopping all 39 shots in he saw in three games played.
#2 Star: CJ Kier, NorthStar Knights
#3 Star: Blaise Becker, Esmark Stars
15U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Cameron Duffany, Meijer AAA
Duffany, 14, scored at least a goal in every game he played and had a total of seven points (all goals) in four games played, which included a hat-trick in a win over Janesville.
#2 Star: JP Piwowarczyk, CarShield AAA
#3 Star: Bryce Neil, Northwest Stars
15U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Braden Burkey, Esmark Stars
Burkey, 15, had four assists in four games, helping Esmark get off to a 2-1-1 start in the 15U Division.
#2 Star: Brenden Korte, CarShield AAA
#3 Star: Carson Weber, CarShield AAA
15U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Branson Appelman, CarShield AAA
Appelman, 15, posted shutouts in both his starts during the Blaine event, which included 31 saves in the two wins.
#2 Star: Collin McCloud, Tri-State Spartans
#3 Star: Andrew Krakora, Esmark Stars
14U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Carson McGinley, Arizona Bobcats
McGinley, 14, had a breakout first event with 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) in just four games to help the Bobcats to a 3-1 record.
#2 Star: Lackas Jackson, Arizona Bobcats
#3 Star: Tyler Atchison, Arizona Bobcats
14U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Sam Webster, Arizona Bobcats
Webster, 13, had six points in four games during the first event, which included two goals and four assists. He posted two, three-point games as the Bobcats posted a 3-1 record.
#2 Star: Aiden Jenks, Madison Capitols
#3 Star: Collin Allen, Indy Jr. Fuel
14U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Connor Broderick, Tri-State Spartans
Broderick, 14, won both his starts in the first event of the season, allowing just two goals in two wins, which included one shutout.
#2 Star: Oscar Pupillo, CarShield AAA
#3 Star: Nathan McFall, Madison Capitols
Apex Learning Virtual School
As a fully accredited, diploma-granting online high school, ALVS increases access to high quality educational opportunities, enabling players to establish a strong academic foundation for college while sustaining the demanding schedule required for on-ice development and travel. Their comprehensive catalog includes Advanced Placement courses and over 100 NCAA-approved courses. All ALVS students can expect rigorous courses, experienced online teachers, support from online tutors, and guidance regarding NCAA requirements. Student performance is monitored regularly and parents are sent weekly progress reports. For more information about Apex, please contact 1.855.550.2547 or visit: https://www.apexlearningvs.com/junior-hockey/