Team Captain Michael Straub (pictured left) is recognized as Defensive player of the Month for September by the NA3HL.
Defenseman of the Month:
MICHAEL STRAUB – Pittsburgh Vengeance
Fourth year veteran defenseman Michael Straub, 20, put together a great month of September as he was second in the league in scoring for all defensemen with eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) in eight games played. His five goals is not only tops for all NA3HL defensemen, but ranks tied for 2nd in the NA3HL. He is also tied for the league lead with three power play goals. Straub (6’1/205) was also a +2 during the month of September.
Michael registered at least a point in six of the eight games during the month and the Elizabeth, Pennsylvania native also had two multi-point games. “Michael is our captain and as a returning veteran he has displayed great leadership. He is very good at both ends of the rink and has really boosted his level of play,” said Pittsburgh head coach Dave Dorsey.
Cody Black (pictured right) is recognized as East Division Star of the week (for 2nd time this season) by the NA3HL.
East Star of the Week:
CODY BLACK – Pittsburgh Vengeance
Pittsburgh veteran forward Cody Black, 20, helped the Vengeance take three of four points over the weekend in a series with Cleveland. On Saturday, the forward from Wexford, PA, had two goals, including the game-winner and two assists in a 5-0 shutout of the Jr. Lumberjacks. On Sunday, Black (5’8/165) scored the lone goal in a 2-1 shootout loss. He also scored in the shootout.
For the season, Black is tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points. “Cody continues to get better every week and his work ethic is the reason why. His compete level is a great example for the young guys on our team,” said Pittsburgh head coach Dave Dorsey.