The outstanding play of Portage Terriers’ goaltender Nathan Park has earned him the Gongshow CJHL first-star award.
This honour comes on the heels of Park recently being named the MJHL/MGEU Goaltender of the Month in October.
Park, 20, could easily be nicknamed Mr. Perfect during October, reflected in a perfect 12-0 record; with an almost perfect GAA of 0.99 and heady save percentage of .953.
A native of Edmonton, Park was perfect in five games, posting shutout victories.
“It’s always nice when you have a strong team in front of you,” Park recently told MJHL web correspondent Derek Holtom.
“Most nights my job is pretty easy, as my team does a good job of eliminating a lot of the Grade A scoring opportunities. I just have to play solid and make that first save – I credit my team for the start.”
2nd STAR – SCOTT CONWAY, F, Penticton Vees, BCHL (12 GP, 11 G, 15 A, 26
PTS, 2.2 PPG)
Scott Conway of the Penticton Vees is the BCHL Player of the Month for October 2015. Conway posted 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points as the Vees went 12-0 for the month. The native of Basingstoke, England had at least one point in each October game and was named a game star on four occasions. He had five game-winning goals and had five games where he registered three points. The 6-foot, 190-pound forward is on an 18-game point streak and has been held off the scoresheet just once this season.
*3rd STAR – LUCAS BATT, F, **Carleton Place Canadians**, CCHL (**10 GP, 9
G, 14 A, 23 PTS, 2.3 PPG)*
The Player of the Month for CCHL is Canadians forward Lucas Batt. Batt amassed 23 (9G, 14A) points in 10 games helping the Canadians to an 8-2 record for October. The Canadians forward earned (5) game stars for the month of October. The Lewisporte, NL native currently leads the league in scoring with 42 (17G, 25A) points in 24 games and was selected to represent the Robinson division in the upcoming Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge (ECCASC).
About the Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month – *The Gongshow CJHL 3 Stars of the Month is one of the league’s national awards created to recognize Junior A hockey’s best players and coaches. Each star of the month will receive a gift from Gongshow Gear as well as an award courtesy of Jostens Canada the Official Ring and Award Supplier of the CJHL.
*About the CJHL* – The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of all 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada. The CJHL represents more than 131 teams and 2,900 players and has over 2,900 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college levels across North America.