NAHL Announces 2016-17 All-Rookie Teams

NAHL Announces 2016-17 All-Rookie Teams

April 24, 2017 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - New Jersey Junior Titans

News Release

FRISCO, TEXAS - The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its All-Rookie Teams for the 2016-17 season, as voted upon and selected by the league's 24 head coaches. The NAHL has also named All-Rookie Teams in each of the four divisions.

NAHL players that have not played in a junior league prior to the 2016-17 season (any junior league in any location, foreign or domestic), or entered the season having played less than 10 NAHL hockey regular season games, are considered rookies and eligible for All-Rookie recognition and honors by the NAHL.

2016-17 All-NAHL Rookie 1^st Team - Forward: Matt Barry, Bismarck Bobcats - Forward: Paul Cotter, Brookings Blizzard - Forward: Jordan Kaplan, New Jersey Titans - Defense: Andy Carroll, Aberdeen Wings - Defense: Brendon Gysbers, Shreveport Mudbugs - Goalie: Tomas Vomacka, Corpus Christi IceRays

2016-17 All-NAHL Rookie 2^nd Team - Forward: Alex Adams, Minot Minotauros - Forward: Steven Ipri, Amarillo Bulls - Forward: Matt Kidney, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights - Defense: Tyler Antonucci, New Jersey Titans - Defense: Louie Roehl, Minnesota Wilderness - Goalie: Erik Gordon, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

2016-17 Central Division All-Rookie Team - Forward: Alex Adams, Minot Minotauros - Forward: Matt Barry, Bismarck Bobcats - Forward: Paul Cotter, Brookings Blizzard - Defense: Andy Carroll, Aberdeen Wings - Defense: Louie Roehl, Minnesota Wilderness - Goalie: Austin Park, Minot Minotauros

2016-17 East Division All-Rookie Team - Forward: Jordan Kaplan, New Jersey Titans - Forward: Matt Kidney, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights - Forward: Hayden Rowan, Johnstown Tomahawks - Defense: Tyler Antonucci, New Jersey Titans - Defense: Andy Iehle, Johnstown Tomahawks - Goalie: Jack Leavy, Aston Rebels

2016-17 Midwest Division All-Rookie Team - Forward: Joseph Abate, Janesville Jets - Forward: Matt Cassidy, Springfield Jr. Blues - Forward: Hunter Wendt, Fairbanks Ice Dogs - Defense: Chris Lipe, Kenai River Brown Bears - Defense: Jordan Muzzillo, Springfield Jr. Blues - Goalie: Erik Gordon, Fairbanks Ice Dogs

2016-17 South Division All-Rookie Team - Forward: Ricky Carballo, Wichita Falls Wildcats - Forward: Nick Granowicz, Topeka RoadRunners - Forward: Steven Ipri, Amarillo Bulls - Defense: Brendon Gysbers, Shreveport Mudbugs - Defense: Nick Wilson, Odessa Jackalopes - Goalie: Tomas Vomacka, Corpus Christi IceRays

The remainder of the NAHL 2016-17 season awards, including the All-NAHL Divisional Teams and Awards, 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 Apex Learning Academic Achievement Award, Leadership Award and Community Service Award, will be all be announced later this week.

About the NAHL

The NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 24 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey. During the 2015-16 season, the NAHL set a new single-season record with 259 NCAA commitments, 67% of which were NCAA Division I commitments. In addition, 12 NAHL players were listed on NHL Central Scoutings Players to Watch list for the 2017 NHL Draft and five NAHL players that played in the league this past season were selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. For more information, visit www.nahl.com.

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