2019-20 Awards

FOLLOWING NOT UPDATED (SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE)  The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) gives out awards  weekly, monthly and at the end of each season. Below are the awards the Great Falls Americans have received for the 2019-20 season.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.


2019-20: NA3HL: Year End Season Awards

Americans standout McSharry among recently announced NA3HL Award winners

By Kevin Scott

FRISCO, TX., April 25, 2019 — The Great Falls Americans had one player that was honored in the North American 3 Hockey League’s (NA3HL) League Awards for the 2018-19 season.

Great Falls, who completed their fifth season as members of the NA3HL, finished up the regular season in second place in the seven-team Frontier Division with a record of 38-8-0-1 (41-11-0-1 overall). The Americans, under first year coach Greg Sears, won the best-of-three Frontier Division Semi-Final playoff series over the Bozeman Ice Dogs, 2-1 before falling to the Helena Bighorns in the Frontier Divisional Finals in three games.

The coaches and general managers voted on the following divisional award categories based upon performance during the 2018-19 season in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South and West). The divisional awards included Most Valuable Player (MVP), Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year along with Community Service, Leadership and Academic Achievement Awards and the All-Division teams.

Great Falls forward Payton McSharry, who played with the Americans the past two seasons, was named to the six-member All-Frontier Division Team for the 2018-19 season. The Alaska native scored 48 goals and dished out 42 assists in 47 regular season appearances while leading Great Falls in points scored with 90 and had an additional eight points (5 goals and 3 assists) in two playoff series against the Bozeman Ice Dogs and the Helena Bighorns.

He was also 11th in the league in points and was one of four Great Falls Americans that suited up for the Frontier Division team at the 2019 Top Prospects Tournament in February in Massachusetts where he scored four goals in three contests.

The league awards were also performance-based and contained many of the same award categories as the divisional awards as voted on by the league head coaches and general managers. The awards included league Most Valuable Player (MVP), Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Year, Rookies of the Year, Coach and General Manager of the Year and Organization of the Year. Other awards that were recognized this year were the All-NA3HL (1st, 2nd, 3rd Teams) and All-Rookie teams (1st and 2nd Teams, Community Service and Leadership Academic Award winners.

In addition to his All-Frontier Division team honors, the 21-year-old junior hockey standout was also named to the All-NA3HL Third Team. In his career with the Great Falls Americans, he amassed 94 goals and 85 assists since the 2016-17 season including two straight playoff appearances. He played in 22 games including the playoffs with the Americans during the 2016-17 season after coming over from the Missoula Junior Bruins in a trade earlier that year.

McSharry hasn’t yet announced his college commitment.

2017-18 and 2018-19 Season Stats:  Payton McSharry

To view the official 2018-19 NA3HL League Awards announcement and the list of winners, please click hereClick here for the 2018-19 Divisional Award NA3HL press release.


2019-20 NA3HL: NA3HL Players of the Month (POTM)

February 2019

The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, 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.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the month of February 2019

NA3HL Forward of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Jack Olson, GF Americans


NA3HL Defenseman of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Brandon Peterson, GF Americans


NA3HL Goaltender of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: NA3HL Players of the Month (POTM)

December 2018

The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, 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.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the month of December 2018

NA3HL Forward of the Month (Runner-Up):

Payton McSharry, GF Americans


NA3HL Defenseman of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Trent Cowden, GF Americans


NA3HL Goaltender of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Viktor Wennberg, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: NA3HL Players of the Month (POTM)

November 2019

The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, 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.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the month of November 2019

NA3HL Player of the Month (Goaltender of the Month):

Viktor Wennberg, GF Americans

Wennberg’s stellar season continued in November, where the net minder went 5-0-1 in his six appearances with a .960 save percentage and stingy 1.05 GAA to go with a pair of shutouts. After beginning the month with four straight wins to stretch his streak at the time to eight W’s in a row, Wennberg posted a .906 or higher in each contest en route to stopping 143 of 149 pucks in the month of November. Wennberg made at least 20 saves in each of the five games he started, and only allowed more than one goal in one game against the high-scoring Sheridan Hawks. Wennberg now boasts a .951 save percentage and 1.36 GAA on the year. 


NA3HL Player of the Month (Honorable Mention-Forward):

Jack Olson, GF Americans


NA3HL Player of the Month (Honorable Mention-Defenseman):

Nick Ramstad, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20: NA3HL: Player of the Month (POTM)

September 2019

The NA3HL gives out a monthly “Player of the Month” award each month of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey and Vaughn, 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 September 2019

NA3HL Forward of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Brody Boyce, GF Americans


NA3HL Defenseman of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Luke Richesin, GF Americans


NA3HL Goaltender of the Month (Honorable Mention):

Viktor Wennberg, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending March 10, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending March 10, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending March 10, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (2nd Star):

Garrett Peters, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Hendrik Robel, Defenseman, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending March 3, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending March 3, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending March 3, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Lindros Beard, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Cody Dearing, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 24, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 24, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending February 24, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 17, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 17, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending February 17, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 10, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 10, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending February 10, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending February 3, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending February 3, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending February 3, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Cody Dearing, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 27, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 27, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending January 27, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Nate Simpson, Defenseman, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 12, 2020

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 12, 2020, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending January 12, 2020

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jake Hayes, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Levi Mese, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending January 5, 2020

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 5, 2020, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending January 5, 2020

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (2nd Star):

Jake Hayes, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Harley Nyhuis, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 17, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 17, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending December 17, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Trever Mellen, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Levi Mese, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 8, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 8, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending December 8, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (2nd Star):

Logan Rachow, Defenseman, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jack Olson, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending December 1, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending December 1, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending December 1, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (2nd Star):

Viktor Wennberg, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jack Olson, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 24, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 24, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending November 24, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Kellen Harris, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Logan Rachow, Defenseman, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 17, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 17, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending November 17, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Bryson Fletcher, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Nick Ramstad, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 10, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 10, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending November 10, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Dylan Olson, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Viktor Wennberg, Goaltender, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending November 3, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending November 3, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending November 3, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (2nd Star):

Viktor Wennberg, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Hendrik Robel, Defenseman, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 27, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 27, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending October 27, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Dylan Olson, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Ivan Royo, Defenseman, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 20, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 20, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

Frontier Division Stars of the Week:

Viktor Wennberg, Goaltender, GF Americans

Wennberg was unbeatable in his two starts last week, stopping all 33 shots he faced en route to a pair of shutouts against Yellowstone. The goose eggs were Wennberg’s first of the season, and stretched his win streak to three games. In total, Wennberg has won six of his seven starts, posting a .945% save percentage on the young season. 


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jack Olson, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 13, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 13, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending October 13, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jake Hayes, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Hendrik Robel, Defenseman, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending October 8, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending October 8, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending October 8, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (2nd Star):

Trever Mellen, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jake Hayes, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending September 29, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 29, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending September 29, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (2nd Star):

Bryson Fletcher, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Brody Boyce, Forward, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending September 22, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 22, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending September 22, 2019

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Jack Olson, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Luke Richesin, Defenseman, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.


2019-20 NA3HL: Player of the Week (POTW)

Week Ending September 15, 2019

The NA3HL gives out a “Stars of the Week” award every week of the regular season. The awards, presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending September 15, 2019, are given to the top performing players in each of the six divisions (Central, Coastal, Frontier, Northeast, South, and West) of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

Please click on the player’s name below for their stats.

For the Week Ending September 15, 2019

Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Levi Mese, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Stars of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Viktor Wennberg, Goaltender, GF Americans

Click here to read the full NA3HL article.