Savage – Vipers January Player of the Month

Lasalle Vipers

LaSalle Vipers forward Nathan Savage has been named the team’s Joe Schmoes Player of the Month for January.

Nathan Savage, the 19-year-old left winger led the Vipers in assists (12) and points (16) in January, while helping the Vipers to a 5-1-0-1 record thus far in 2016.

“Nathan is such a smart player that it allows him to play in any situation,” says Vipers head coach Bill Bowler. “He’s a real consistent player.”

Savage sits third on the team in points for the season, with 42, and his 27 assists are tied for the team lead with Liam MacDougall. His four game-winning goals are a team-high, and his two shorthanded markers are tied for first with Silverio and Tyler Russell.

“He’s a quiet kid that has the respect of not only his coaches but his teammates as well because of his consistent play,” Bowler says. “He’s a cerebral player who leads both on and off the ice.”

Named an alternate captain prior to the start of the season, no Viper has logged more games in the GOJHL than the 6’, 175 pound LaSalle native’s 216.

“He understands the game, and he can contribute on any given night, in any style of game,” Bowler says.

Savage will be presented with the Joe Schmoes Player of the Month award prior to the Vipers next home game, February 3 at the Vollmer Centre against the Lambton Shores Predators.

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