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Great Falls Americans standout called up to NAHL

Great Falls Americans standout called up to NAHL

By Kevin Scott

GREAT FALLS, Mont., January 29, 2014 — The Great Falls Americans Junior A Hockey team are pleased to announce that forward Aaron McInnis has been called up to the Kenai River (Alaska) Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), according to American Head Coach and General Manager, Jeff Heimel.

In exchange for McInnis, the Americans will receive Steven Butts, a forward from Anchorage, Alaska. Steven has played 26 games for the Brown Bears and will bring a much-needed physical presence to the Americans.

The NAHL is considered a Tier II Hockey League while the American West Hockey League teams play in a lower level (Tier III) league. The purpose of the American West Hockey League (Tier III league) is to prepare players for the next level of junior hockey or collegiately.

McInnis led the Americans, who are currently in second place in the AWHL, in both goals scored (24) and in assists (33) in 33 games this season. The Anchorage, Alaska native is also second in the league in goals scored behind Parker Olson of the Helena Bighorns, who has 25.

“Aaron has been a shining star on this program this season and has been a huge part of our success on the ice thus far,” said Heimel. “However, on this day the goal for both of our league (AWHL) and this organization is always going to be developing and moving players to the next level. Although, we are sad to see Aaron go, we are excited for the opportunity that this brings him. He has a bright future and we look forward to watching (him) as he takes this next step in what we hope will be a very bright hockey career.”

Butts had recorded four assists in 26 games that he played in for the Brown Bears of Soldotna, Alaska.

“Steven is a 26 game veteran of the North American Hockey League, a league that many of our players aspire to play in,” said the Americans second year coach. “He brings a much-needed physical element to our team and we expect him to have an immediate impact. We want to welcome him to our family here in Great Falls and we are excited for him to join our team.”

Steven Butts Stats (Kenai River Brown Bears)

Aaron McInnis Stats (Great Falls Americans)

# 93 Aaron McInnis
Team Logo Player Photo
PROFILE:
Birthday: Nov 12, 1993
Hometown:
Position: F
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160

 

REGULAR SEASON
YEAR TEAM Lge. GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP PPA SH SHA GWG
2013/2014 Great Falls AWHL 42 29 43 72 +50 14 4 16 4 2 7
TOTALS 42 29 43 72 +50 14 4 16 4 2 7
PLAYOFFS
YEAR TEAM Lge. GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP PPA SH SHA GWG
2014 Great Falls AWHL 7 2 4 6 +2 0 0 2 0 0 0
TOTALS 7 2 4 6 +2 0 0 2 0 0 0
TOURNAMENT
YEAR TEAM Lge. GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP PPA SH SHA GWG
Showcase 2013 Great Falls AWHL 3 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 3 1 1 2 +0 2 0 0 0 0 0

 

GAME LOG – AWHL 2013/2014 (All Games)
DATE GAME RESULT G A PTS +/- PIM PP PPA SH SHA GWG
09/20/13 vsBozeman 4-1 W 0 2 2 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/27/13 vsGlacier 8-0 W 1 0 1 +4 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/04/13 vsGillette 3-0 W 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/05/13 vsGillette 6-0 W 2 0 2 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/10/13 @Bozeman 8-3 W 3 0 3 +2 0 1 0 0 0 1
10/12/13 vsBillings 8-1 W 2 2 4 +3 0 0 1 0 0 1
10/18/13 vsYellowstone 5-3 W 1 1 2 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0
10/19/13 vsYellowstone 7-3 W 0 1 1 +1 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/20/13 @Glacier 8-3 W 1 2 3 +2 10 0 0 0 0 0
10/25/13 @Bozeman 8-3 W 1 2 3 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/26/13 vsHelena 1-7 L 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/01/13 @Helena 2-3 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/02/13 vsBillings 4-2 W 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
11/06/13 @Helena 3-4 L 1 0 1 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/09/13 vsHelena 2-1 W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/15/13 vsYellowstone 4-3 W 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2 0 0 1
11/16/13 vsYellowstone 5-4 W 1 0 1 +1 2 0 0 0 0 1
11/22/13 vsGlacier 6-3 W 1 2 3 +2 0 0 1 0 0 0
11/23/13 @Yellowstone 3-4 L 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
11/24/13 @Yellowstone 6-3 W 1 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 1
11/29/13 vsBozeman 5-2 W 0 1 1 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
11/30/13 @Billings 6-3 W 1 2 3 +2 0 0 1 1 1 1
12/01/13 vsHelena 3-5 L 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0
12/06/13 @Gillette 2-4 L 0 2 2 -1 0 0 2 0 0 0
12/07/13 @Gillette 4-1 W 2 0 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
12/12/13 @Glacier 7-0 W 0 3 3 +3 0 0 1 0 0 0
12/14/13 @Bozeman 7-0 W 0 4 4 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0
01/10/14 @Glacier 5-4 W 1 2 3 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0
01/11/14 vsBillings 1-0 W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
01/15/14 @Helena 3-4 OTL 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 0 0
01/17/14 vsBozeman 6-3 W 1 2 3 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
01/23/14 vsGlacier 3-1 W 0 1 1 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
01/24/14 vsHelena 1-6 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
02/07/14 @Billings 3-4 OTL 1 0 1 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0
02/08/14 @Glacier 5-1 W 0 2 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0
02/14/14 @Yellowstone 5-1 W 0 1 1 +1 0 0 0 0 1 0
02/15/14 @Yellowstone 7-4 W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
02/22/14 @Bozeman 7-1 W 2 1 3 +2 0 0 1 1 0 0
03/02/14 vsBillings 3-2 W 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
03/05/14 @Helena 0-6 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
03/06/14 vsGlacier 7-1 W 0 2 2 +1 0 0 2 0 0 0
03/07/14 vsBozeman 6-2 W 2 1 3 +3 0 0 0 0 0 1