The Rebels Gvido Jansons has been named the NAHL defenseman of the month for September. The 18 year old from Grobina, Latvia had a very good first month. Jansons had a point in all five games played during the month and had a total of six points. He scored his first goal in a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Titans. He had two assists in a 3-2 overtime win against Amarillo in the NAHL Showcase. He currently leads all defensemen in scoring with nine points in seven games played.
“Gvido has an amazing work ethic, both on and off the ice. He is a big strong guy and his style of play is one that really works well in the NAHL. We feel very fortunate to have him with our team this year and he makes us a better hockey club,” said Aston head coach Joe Coombs.
Jansons said he is happy to be playing in the NAHL and for the Rebels in Aston. “The first month was really good and the competition in the league is great. The Showcase was a very enjoyable experience and something I will remember for a long time. To see all the scouts in the building and in the stands was really a cool sight and made you want to play even better. I am very excited to be playing in Aston for Coach Coombs and hopefully our success will continue,” said Jansons.