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Wilderness players recognized

Minnesota Wilderness forward Max Neill captured the NAHL’s award for top forward for the month of January.

The announcement came just three days after goaltender Konrad Kausch was named Midwest Division Star of the Week for his performance against the Chippewa Steel and three weeks after linemate Will Persson was named the Midwest’s Star of the Week. He’s also the first from the Wilderness to be named Forward of the Month since Tyler Cline won the award in October, 2015.

Neill’s accomplishments this month include a three-goal hat trick Jan. 28 in a 5-1 win over Chippewa and a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist and fight) in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Magicians.