NAPHL announces Apex Learning Peak Performers for September 2017
18U honors go to Trevor Ion (Elite Hockey), Blake Rossi (Esmark Stars), and Kyle McClennan (CarShield AAA)
16U honors go to Mac Robertson (Washington), Cal Mell (Elite Hockey), and Nahuel Veyan (Dallas)
15U honors go to Will Seijas (New Jersey), Colin Hedland (Alaska), and Dominik Wasik (Rocky Mountain)
FRISCO, TEXAS – 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 21-24. Stats were based on ALL games played.
18U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Trevor Ion, Elite Hockey
Elite Hockey 18U forward Trevor Ion had a very good NAPHL debut during the first event in Blaine. The 5’9/155 lbs. native of East
Haven, Connecticut had 8 points in 4 games, which 6 goals and 2 assists. Ion, 17, scored at least a goal in all four games and had two,
three-point games, which included a hat-trick in a 6-3 win over Madison.
#2 Star: Jin Lee, Elite Hockey
#3 Star: Colton Sipperley, Tampa Scorpions
18U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Blake Rossi, Esmark Stars
Esmark Stars 18U defenseman Blake Rossi, 17, put up some good numbers at the first event in Blaine as the Youngstown,
Pennsylvania native posted 4 points in 4 games, which included 2 goals and 2 assists. That included a multi-point effort in a 3-2 OT
loss to the New Jersey Colonials in crossover competition for the 6’0/160 lbs. defenseman.
#2 Star: Jackson Millar, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
#3 Star: Conner Lindsoe, Colorado Springs Tigers
18U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Kyle McClennan, CarShield AAA
CarShield AAA 18U goalie Kyle McClennan posted a perfect 3-0 record during the first event in Blaine as the 6’1/176 lbs. native of St.
Louis, Missouri was almost perfect during the event. McClennan, 18, posted two shutouts at the event with wins over the Oakland Jr.
Grizzlies and Shattuck-St. Mary’s, and allowed just a single goal in a 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Mission.
#2 Star: Andrew Miller, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
#3 Star: Dysen Skinner, Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede
16U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Mac Robertson, Washington Little Capitals
Washington Little Capitals 16U forward Mac Robertson picked up right where he left off from last season with the 15U team, as the
6’4/165 lbs. native of Bowie, Maryland, started his 16U career with a bang with 8 points (6 goals, 2 assists) in 4 games played.
Robertson, 16, had three multi-point games and scored four goals in a 7-1 win over Thunder Bay.
#2 Star: Michael Stubbs, Thunder Bay Kings
#3 Star: Leo Bacallao, Madison Capitols
16U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Cal Mell, Elite Hockey
Elite Hockey 16U defenseman Cal Mell, 16, leads his team in scoring after one event and four games as the 5’9/155 lbs. native of
Atlanta, Georgia, totaled five points (all assists) during the first event in Blaine. Mell’s best outing came in a 5-4 overtime win over
Thunder Bay, in which he had four assists.
#2 Star: Nolan Cunningham, Colorado Springs Tigers
#3 Star: Matthew Halushak, Thunder Bay Kings
16U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Nahuel Veyan, Dallas Blackhawks Elite
Dallas Blackhawks Elite 16U goalie Nahuel Veyan, 16, was literally perfect during the team’s first event in Blaine. The 5’11/170 lbs.
native of Plano, Texas, appeared in two of the four games and stopped all 45 shots he faced in regulation and overtime. He posted an
18-save shutout over the Tri-State Spartans and then made 27 saves in a 1-0 shootout loss against the Arizona Bobcats.
#2 Star: Anthony Bonaldi, Arizona Bobcats
#3 Star: Eli Bowers, Madison Capitols
15U Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Will Seijas, New Jersey Jr. Titans
The New Jersey Jr. Titans are in a good spot in the 15U standings after one event with a 3-1 record and were led by 15-year-old Will
Siejas, who had 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in the first four games. The 6’1/170 lbs. native of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, had three
multi-point games and a four-point game in a 9-3 win over Meijer AAA.
#2 Star: Tyler Sanborn, Omaha AAA
#3 Star: Cameron Morris, Alaska Oilers
15U Apex Peak Performer (Defense) – Colin Hedland, Alaska Oilers
Alaska Oilers 15U defenseman Colin Hedland, 15, had an impressive NAPHL debut as he led the Oilers to a 3-0-1 record and 1st place
in the 15U standings after one event. The 5’9/152 lbs. native of Anchorage, Alaska, recorded at least a point in each of his four games
during the event, ending up with 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists). That included a 3-point game in a 6-2 win over Elite Hockey.
#2 Star: Jonathan Shinneman, Tampa Scorpions
#3 Star: Bryce Battaglia, Omaha AAA
15U Apex Peak Performer (Goaltender) – Dominik Wasik, Rocky Mountain RoughRiders
Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 15U goalie Dominik Wasik, 15, had an impressive NAPHL debut as he posted a 2-0 record at the first
event of the season. The 5’11/140 lbs. native of Superior, Colorado, posted a shutout in a 3-0 win over Colorado Springs and only
allowed two goals on 27 shots against a very tough Minnesota Blades team. He also made 17 saves in a 3-1 win over Arizona.
#2 Star: Will Hapwell, Washington Little Capitals
#3 Star: Talon Wild, Alaska Oilers
The NAPHL is comprised of five regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament in which the top teams in each
division compete for a league championship. The second NAPHL event of the 2017-18 season will be the 2017 NAPHL Showcase and
Future Prospects Tournament, which will take place from October 20-23, 2017 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
Apex Learning Virtual School
With more than 100 online high school courses and 20 years of experience, Apex Learning Virtual School offers players the opportunity
to be both successful academically and available for practice and travel. Rigorous curriculum and the support of expert online teachers
provide a strong academic foundation. The flexibility to complete online course work when and where it is convenient means school can
fit with player's hockey commitments. Enrollment options include full time to earn a diploma and individual courses to fulfill specific
requirements. For players wanting to qualify for Division I and Division III college teams, courses approved by the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) are offered.
About the NAPHL
Now in its 9th season in 2017-18, the NAPHL is composed of Midget Major (18U) and Midget Minor (16U & 15U) teams from across North America that compete at the Tier I level. The NAPHL provides an organized and competitive experience with an unrivaled scouting presence guaranteed to benefit all of the participating student-athletes and programs and has established itself as the premiere training ground for development and exposure. Not only have players in the NAPHL received recognition from NHL Central Scouting, dozens have received scholarships to NCAA Division I schools and hundreds more have been drafted and tendered by North American Hockey League (NAHL) and United States Hockey League (USHL) teams. The NAPHL, which is sanctioned by USA Hockey, is designed to maximize the exposure of all the participants through the NAHL's high-profile recruiting events that attract hundreds of college, junior and professional scouts. For more information on the NAPHL, visit www.naphl.com
Congratulations to the 2004 Team. They are the CCM Nashville Champs! Thanks Caps Alum Craig Smith for cheering on the boys!!
Congratulations to the following Capitols or former Capitols on being drafted in Phase 2 of the USHL Draft:
Round 7, 104th overall – forward Aaron Swanson
Round 10, 152nd overall – left wing Trey LaBarge
Round 12, 184th overall – defenseman Alec Semandel
Round 15, 232nd overall – forward Jake Osiecki