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Minotauros Honored in Central Awards

Minot, ND – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Division teams and honors for the 2016-17 season.  The Minotauros Reid Stefanson was named one of the three forwards for the All-Central Team.  Marty Murray was named the Central Division General Manager of the Year.  Tyler Jeanson earned the Community Service Award.  Lastly, the Minotauros were named the Central Division Organization of the Year.

This is the second time in three seasons since the NAHL started announcing divisional awards that the Minotauros were named Central Division Organization of the Year.  Marty Murray has been named Central Division General Manager of the Year for the second consecutive season and was named Central Division Coach of the year for the 2014-15 season.

For a full list of awards see the NAHL release below:

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Division teams and honors for the 2016-17 season.  The divisional teams and honors represent the four divisions in the NAHL: Central, East, Midwest and South Divisions, as voted upon and selected by the league’s 24 head coaches.  The awards are based on performance during the 2016-17 regular season.

 

Central Division

 

All-Central Division Team

Forward: Matt Barry, Bismarck Bobcats

Forward: Paul Cotter, Brookings Blizzard

Forward: Reid Stefanson, Minot Minotauros

Defense: Andy Carroll, Aberdeen Wings

Defense: Tyler Vold, Minnesota Wilderness

Goalie: Forbes Ploszaj, Aberdeen Wings

 

Central Division Most Valuable Player & Forward of the Year: Paul Cotter, Brookings Blizzard

Central Division Defenseman of the Year: Tyler Vold, Minnesota Wilderness

Central Division Goaltender of the Year: Forbes Ploszaj, Aberdeen Wings

Central Division Coach of the Year: Scott Langer, Aberdeen Wings

Central Division General Manager of the Year: Marty Murray, Minot Minotauros

Central Division Organization of the Year: Minot Minotauros

Central Division Academic Achievement Award: Jared Resseguie, Bismarck Bobcats

Central Division Leadership Award: Gage Mackie, Aberdeen Wings

Central Division Community Service Award: Tyler Jeanson, Minot Minotauros

 

East Division

 

All-East Division Team

Forward: Andrew Bellant, Aston Rebels

Forward: Nick Bruce, Johnstown Tomahawks

Forward: Dalton Hunter, Johnstown Tomahawks

Defense: Gvido Jansons, Aston Rebels

Defense: Brennan Kapcheck, Aston Rebels

Goalie: Mareks Mitens, Aston Rebels

 

East Division Most Valuable Player & Goaltender of the Year: Mareks Mitens, Aston Rebels

East Division Forward of the Year: Dalton Hunter, Johnstown Tomahawks

East Division Defenseman of the Year: Brennan Kapcheck, Aston Rebels

East Division Coach of the Year: Joe Coombs, Aston Rebels

East Division General Manager of the Year: Joe Coombs, Aston Rebels

East Division Organization of the Year: Aston Rebels

East Division Academic Achievement Award: Austen Halpin, Northeast Generals

East Division Leadership Award: Dom Garcia, Aston Rebels

East Division Community Service Award: Ryan Wheeler, New Jersey Titans

 

Midwest Division

 

All-Midwest Division Team

Forward: Michael Maloney, Janesville Jets

Forward: Caleb Schroer, Coulee Region Chill

Forward: Mitch Slattery, Minnesota Magicians

Defense: Travis Brown, Minnesota Magicians

Defense: Steven Quagliata, Coulee Region Chill

Goalie: Erik Gordon, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

 

Midwest Division Most Valuable Player & Forward of the Year: Caleb Schroer, Coulee Region Chill

Midwest Division Defenseman of the Year: Steven Quagliata, Coulee Region Chill

Midwest Division Goaltender of the Year: Erik Gordon, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Midwest Division Coach of the Year: Joe Dibble, Janesville Jets

Midwest Division General Manager of the Year: Rob Proffitt, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Midwest Division Organization of the Year: Janesville Jets

Midwest Division Academic Achievement Award: Ryan Leibold, Springfield Jr. Blues

Midwest Division Leadership Award: Cole Paskus, Janesville Jets

Midwest Division Community Service Award: Cole Paskus, Janesville Jets

 

South Division

 

All-South Division Team

Forward: Frankie Melton, Shreveport Mudbugs

Forward: George Mika, Amarillo Bulls

Forward: Chase Thudium, Odessa Jackalopes

Defense: Croix Evingson, Shreveport Mudbugs

Defense: Simon Loof, Lone Star Brahmas

Goalie: Tomas Vomacka, Corpus Christi IceRays

 

South Division Most Valuable Player & Forward of the Year: Frankie Melton, Shreveport Mudbugs

South Division Defenseman of the Year: Croix Evingson, Shreveport Mudbugs

South Division Goaltender of the Year: Tomas Vomacka, Corpus Christi IceRays

South Division Coach of the Year: Dan Wildfong, Lone Star Brahmas

South Division General Manager of the Year: Scott Muscutt, Shreveport Mudbugs

South Division Organization of the Year: Shreveport Mudbugs

South Division Academic Achievement Award: Ben Churchfield, Topeka RoadRunners

South Division Leadership Award: John Zimmeran, Lone Star Brahmas

South Division Community Service Award: Matt Nehls, Amarillo Bulls

 

The remainder of the NAHL 2016-17 season awards including the All-NAHL Teams, Most Valuable Player, Forward of the Year, Defenseman of the Year, Vaughn Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, General Manager of the Year, Executive of the Year and Organization of the Year, along with the Academic Achievement Award, Leadership Award and Community Service Award, will be all be announced on Wednesday, April 26th.