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Jenuwine, Willets named NAHL players of month


By @MichaelCaples –

A couple of Michigan boys skating in Texas have received some big recognition from the NAHL today.

Romeo native Logan Jenuwine and Monroe native Jake Willets, teammates on the Amarillo Bulls, were named the league’s forward and defenseman of the month, respectively, for January.

Jenuwine, a former Mr. Hockey winner after starring for Romeo High School, posted 20 points in 10 games during the month. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward leads the NAHL in scoring with 68 points in 40 games.

“I feel like our team has been clicking and getting better all year,” Jenuwine said. “I think we ran into some road bumps in January, which in the long run, should make us a stronger team. I think my success is a reflection on my teammates and linemates, because it would not be possible without them. I am trying to take my time and make sure any NCAA commitment is going to be the right one for me, both academically and athletically. I have been talking to a lot of schools and going to make the most of my visits. After that, our goal is to win the Robertson Cup. We haven’t won anything yet, so there is a lot more to accomplish.”

Willets, a St. Mary Catholic Central product, led all NAHL blueliners in scoring with 11 points and a +5 rating. The 6-foot-2, 189-pound defenseman has 25 points in 39 games this season.

“I think our team has gotten better each month of the season. We want to playing our best hockey come playoff time. I have personally just tried to listed to Rocky (Russo) and the rest of the coaching staff and buy into what they are teaching me every day,” said Willets. “I feel like our best hockey is ahead of us and we are very capable of winning a Robertson Cup. For me personally, I’m not so concerned about points as I am getting better every day, and hopefully I can do that to the point of committing to an NCAA Division I school.”