2015-16 NA3HL: NA3HL Players of the Month (Oct. 2014)
The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Easton, are given to the top performing players in each of the three positions (Forward, Defenseman, Goaltender) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their respective teams.
For the month of October 2014
NA3HL Player of the Month (Goaltender of the Month):
Evan Hauser, GF Americans
NA3HL Player of the Month (Honorable Mention-Forward):
Robert Kalata, GF Americans
NA3HL Player of the Month (Honorable Mention-Defenseman):
Michael Kliment, GF Americans
Vaughn NA3HL Goaltender of the Month: Evan Hauser, Great Falls Americans
It was another perfect month for the Great Falls Americans, who remained the only undefeated team in the league with an 8-0 record in October. It all starts with defense for the Americans and a large part of that success is goaltender Evan Hauser. The 20-year-old native of St. Paul, Minnesota, was outstanding during the month as he faced a total of 189 shots in the five games he played in and made 184 saves, good for a 97.4% save percentage. Hauser (6’2/180) posted a perfect 5-0 record during October and was named the Frontier Division Star of the Week on October 28th. Perhaps the most amazing stat for Hauser during the month was that even though the Americans went undefeated, Hauser faced an average of 37.8 shots per game in that time span. Hauser is tied for the NA3HL lead in wins and ranks 2nd in both goals against average and save percentage. “The first thing that comes to my mind is the consistency Evan has shown. He is motivated because it is his final year of junior hockey and he wants to play at the next level. He is a big part of our success to date. Defense is important to us and it all begins with him,” said Great Falls head coach Jeff Heimel.
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