Head Coach Darryl Locke talked about the newest NA3HL Northeast General, brought over from Mason City to provide depth to the NA3HL Generals “Nathan Gilleshammer has been a major boost to our core group. Prior to the trade deadline, we were looking to add a player that had playoff experience, could be a top six player, and help boost our power play. Nathan was the one player we had on our radar. He played against us in Minnesota with Mason City and we really liked his game. Bryan Erikson, our GM, reached out to Mason City and to our surprise he was available. Bryan quickly made a deal and we brought him aboard. He’s fast, super skilled, gritty, and can flat out play. We’re super happy he’s with us and hopefully he can help us in our pursuit of a Fraser Cup.”
As Bryan Erikson said on what the team gave up to get him, and on what he brings “ Nathan was brought in for an array of assets. We felt we needed to add a forward that could play in all situations and Nathan has been exactly what we needed. He is a little rat out there that sees the ice very well and has made some big plays. We got him to help us in the playoffs in addition to adding NA tenders Nolan Zotter and Jack Demoura. We have also added Michael and Owen Locke who are players we had on our 16U team a few years ago that will be big pieces on what we hope is a long playoff run. But it starts with Nathan as he has come in and been a huge asset 5 on 5, on the PP and the PK. He is also a kid that has fit in great in our locker room. He gets it. He shows up ready to work each day.” That tenacity has already paid dividends for this team and should help them in the playoffs as well.
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