Yellowstone Quake Leading the NA3HL Frontier Division Standings
February 20, 2016
Quake Clinch First Playoff Berth Since the 2012/13 Season
For the first time since joining the NA3HL the Yellowstone Quake sit on top of the Frontier Division standings, clinching their first NA3HL playoff berth as well as their first playoff berth since their 2012-13 season with the AWHL.
Currently on an 11 game win streak the Quake hold a 31-7-3 record, logging more wins this season than their previous 2 seasons combined and if their position at the top of the Frontier Division standings holds, will have officially gone from last to first, scoring as many goals in their last 20 games as they did through their entire 2014-15 campaign and going from a +/- of -494 to a +472, nearly a 1000 point turn around.
In his first season as Head Coach for the Quake, Ryan Theros and his "Give me your best effort and your best attitude and I'll help you with everything else" approach has turned his team around more than any other team in Tier 3 Junior Hockey.
"I couldn't be happier with the players on this team" says Theros, "putting in their time and dedication to each other to continue to work hard and stay motivated, it truly is a TEAM"
The Yellowstone Quake hold a one point lead in the Frontier Division Standings with two less games played than the #2 Great Falls Americans squad. With six games left in regular season play, there's still time to catch a Quake game.
Glacier @ Yellowstone - Feb 26 & 27
Helena @ Yellowstone - Mar 4 & 5
Yellowstone @ Great Falls - Mar 11 & 12
Top Points Leaders
Tristan Henrichs, 1995, Forward
Henrichs came to Yellowstone after 35 games with Billings and through 6 games in a Quake jersey logged 4 goals and 6 assists. Henrichs also averaged a goal per game in the 2016 Top Prospects Tourney.
Max Doner, 1996, Forward
With points in 28 games, Max Doner logged 25 goals and 22 assists for 47 points, contributing to 25% of the Quake goals on the season.
Reed Kelly, 1997, Forward
Forward Reed Kelly has a combined 45 points on the season between 11 games with the LaCrosse Freeze and 27 games with the Quake. A Wisconsin native, Kelly averages 1.4 points per game since joining Yellowstone.
Matt Runyan, 1997, Defense
Matt Runyan leads all Defenseman in points. A native of Minnesota, Runyan averages nearly a point per game as well as logging an assists in the 2016 Top Prospects Tournament.