The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) has announced that Dustin Geregach, a defenseman with the Esmark Stars U18 team, was selected as the Apex Learning Virtual School Peak Performer U18 Number Two Star - Defenseman for the month of November.
The award was based upon player performance at the third NAPHL event of the 2018-2019 season which took place in Dallas, TX, Nov. 10-12.
Geregach, a junior at Montour High School, (6’0"/180 lbs.), recorded seven points (2G, 5A) and was a plus 6 in four games in Dallas, and helped lead the Stars to a 3-1-0-0 record at the league's third regular season showcase.
With the seven points, Geregach is now tied for second in league scoring among defenseman. For the season, he has recorded 10 points (2 goals and 8 assists) in 12 NAPHL games and overall, 21 points (6 goals and 15 assists) in 30 games for the Stars U18 team.
"Dustin had a super weekend showcase," said Esmark 18U head coach Dave Kosick. "His play in both ends of the ice was outstanding ... and this recognition was well earned."
After each NAPHL league event, the league's central scouting staff selects top performers (three stars), for the 15U division, as well as the 16U and 18U division for events in which they participate, for offense, defense and goaltending.
The NAPHL's 18U AAA High Performance Division, in which Esmark participates, is comprised of four regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament, the Dixon Cup Playoffs.
The next 18U NAPHL event of the 2018-19 season, and the final regular season event of the season, will take place from Jan. 19-21, 2019, in Troy, MI.
Now in its tenth season, 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 gone on to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), they received recognition from NHL Central Scouting each year, dozens receive 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.