2017-18 Awards

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 2017-18 season.

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2017-18: NA3HL: Year End Season Awards

 

Americans goaltender Scites among 2017-18 NA3HL Award Winners

By Kevin Scott

FRISCO, TX., April 20, 2018 — The Great Falls Americans had one player that was honored in the North American 3 Hockey League’s (NA3HL) League Awards for the 2017-18 season.

Great Falls finished off the regular season with a 34-11-2-0 record before falling in two games to the Yellowstone Quake in the Best-of-Three Frontier Divisional Semi-Finals.

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 Awards and the All-Division teams. The coaches and the general managers voted on the awards based on performance during the 2017-18 season.

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

Drew Scites was awarded the 2017-18 Goaltender of the Year in the NA3HL and he was also the top goaltender in the NA3HL’s Frontier Division. Scites, who is from Plymouth, Minnesota, was also named to the 2017-18 All-NA3HL and All-Frontier Division First Team squads.

Scites compiled a 11-0-0-0 record for Great Falls along with a 9-0-0-0 record with the North Iowa Bulls, who he played for earlier in the season before the Americans acquired him. The Americans standout earned 357 saves (an additional 183 with North Iowa) in a Great Falls uniform and he had a save percentage of 0.965. Drew appeared in all three games for the Grey Team (Frontier and West Division) and recorded 34 saves at the 2018 Top Prospects Tournament held in Plymouth, Michigan in February.

He suffered an overtime loss to the Yellowstone Quake in his only postseason appearance for the Americans while accumulating 37 saves. (0.902 save percentage).

2017-18 Season Stats:  Drew Scites

To view the official 2017-18 NA3HL League Awards announcement and the list of winners, please click here. Click here for the 2017-18 Divisional Award NA3HL press release.


2017-18: NA3HL: Player of the Month (POTM)

February 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.

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For the month of February 2018

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

Drew Scites, GF Americans

The Great Falls Americans are getting hot at the right time as they have won eight of their last 10 games. Spearheading their charge into the postseason is goaltender Drew Scites. During the month of February, Scites has been simply sensational. Most award winners usually have that one signature performance that sets them apart from everyone else. In the case of Drew Scites, he has three such outings. He started the month with a 56 save win against the Yellowstone Quake, he allowed just one goal in a 2-1 overtime win. Then on February 23rd, once again versus the Quake, Scites stopped a season high 64 shots in another 2-1 overtime victory. He followed that game up, with a 45 save shutout to clinch a series sweep of the Frontier Division leaders.

Great Falls Americans head coach Jeff Heimel: “Drew has made an immediate impact since he arrived here. He’s a competitor that has a wealth of experience and a guy that is well liked by his teammates,” said Great Falls Head Coach Jeff Heimel. “Were excited to see what he can do for us in the playoffs.”

 

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

Payton McSharry, GF Americans

 

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2017-18: NA3HL: Player of the Month (POTM)

September 2017

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 September 2017

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

Payton McSharry, GF Americans

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

Weston Goodman, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending February 25, 2018

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 25, 2018. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending February 25, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week:

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

Drew Scites has been perfect thus far during the 2017-18 season. He has amassed a record of 20-0 and is 11-0 since being acquired by the Great Falls Americans. For as good as Scites has been this year, this past weekend might of been his best. On Friday night, Scites was peppered with 65 shots but he was able to turn aside 64 in an overtime victory against the Yellowstone Quake. As great as he was Friday, he was perfect on Saturday. He denied 45 more shots to give his Americans a win and picked up his fifth shutout of the year. In the two game series, Scites had a goals against average of 0.48 and a save percentage of 0.991.

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending February 18, 2018

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 18, 2018. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending February 18, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week:

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

The Great Falls Americans Drew Scites has been spectacular this season and it continued this weekend against the Missoula Jr. Bruins. Scites posted another two wins and grabbed his fourth shutout of the year and second since joining the Americans. This season, Scites ranks second among qualified goaltenders in goals against average as he is allowing just. 1.44 goals per game. His save percenatage also ranks in the top four as it currently sits at 0.940, just a few hundredths away from the top spot in the entire NA3HL.

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Ben Rinckey, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending January 21, 2018

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 21, 2018. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending January 21, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week:

Drew Scites, Goaltender, GF Americans

Great Falls goaltender Drew Scites is making one heck of an impression on his new teammates. Newly acquired by the Americans, Scites has allowed just two goals in three starts. Last weekend Scites was almost perfect allowing just one goal in each of his team’s two wins. The 19-year old stopped 28 shots at Gillette on Friday night before stopping all seven shooters he faced in the shootout. He followed that effort up by stopping another 33 shots in a 5-1 victory. For the weekend, Scites posted a .96 goals against average and a .968 save percentage.

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending January 7, 2018

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 7, 2018. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending January 7, 2018

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Tanner Rath, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending December 31, 2017

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 31, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending December 31, 2017

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

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending November 19, 2017

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 19, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending November 19, 2017

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

Nick Ramstad, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending October 29, 2017

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 29, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending October 29, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Adam Vandenbos, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending October 22, 2017

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 22, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  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 22, 2017

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

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Michael Fary, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending October 8, 2017

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, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending October 8, 2017

Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Payton McSharry, Forward, GF Americans

Nate Simpson, Defenseman, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending October 1, 2017

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 1, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  of the North American 3 Hockey League that are nominated by their head coaches.

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For the Week Ending October 1, 2017

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

Adam Vandenbos, Forward, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Matt Janke, Forward, GF Americans

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2017-18 NA3HL: Frontier Division Star of the Week

Week Ending September 24, 2017

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 24, 2017. The weekly divisional Stars of the Week award are given to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions  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 24, 2017

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

Mack Willy, Goaltender, GF Americans


Frontier Division Star of the Week (Honorable Mention):

Brandon Peterson, Defenseman, GF Americans

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