Easton Hockey NAHL Forward of the Month: Tyler Cline, Minnesota Wilderness
It was a big month for Blaine, Minnesota native Tyler Cline. The 20-year-old recruit of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, led the NAHL with 17 points during the month of October as the Wilderness fashioned together a 9-2-0 record. Cline (5’9/180) recorded at least a point in 10 out of the 11 games during the month and had five multi-point games. During the week ending October 18th, Cline was named the Midwest Division Star of the Week for his seven-point week in just two games. In total for the month, Cline had 10 goals, seven assists, had two game-winning goals and was a +6 in just nine games played. He currently leads the Wilderness in scoring with 20 points in 13 games played. “Tyler had a great month of offensive production but more importantly, overall play with his hard work. When Tyler is playing the game the right way, he is one of the top players in the league and a big boost to our team,” said Wilderness head coach Corey Millen.
“The team really clicked in October. We know we have a target on our chest every night, so it is important we stick to Coach Millen’s systems. I think we started to figure things out and gel more as a team,” said Cline. “We have a good group of guys here this year, but it is important to remember it is a different team than last year. It takes time for that cohesiveness to work. I just want to keep getting better every day because I want to enter the NCAA next year as a player who is going to make an impact. I think if we can focus on starting our weekend’s with good games on Friday, that will set the tone for a more consistent weekend.”
Defense of the month runner up: #3 Tyler Vold
Goaltender of the month runner up: #30 Chase Munroe