Mike Davis Wins NAHL Forward Of Month

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its monthly player awards for the month of March.  It was almost a perfect month of March for the Amarillo Bulls as they forged their way not only to the top of the South Division standings, but also to the top of the NAHL as well.  The Bulls finished the regular season with 99 points, which not only was tops in the NAHL, but also tied their league record from a year ago.  Forward Mike Davis, 19, led the assault in March in dominating fashion, which earned him the Forward of the Month award.  The native of Newark, Delaware recorded 18 points in 10 games played during the month as Amarillo posted an almost perfect 9-0-1 record.  That included 8 goals, 10 assists, a game-winning goal and a +13 rating.  Back on March 18th, Davis was honored as the NAHL South Division Star of the Week for his efforts, which included a six point (all goals) weekend.  Davis (5’11/180) finished the season as Amarillo’s leading scorer with 59 points (28 goals, 31 assists) and was a remarkable +48.  Last season, Davis had 23 points in 43 games played.  Davis recorded at least a point in nine of the 10 games during the month and finished the regular season riding an eight-game point streak.
Bulls head coach Dennis Williams said the Davis really turned up his game towards the end of the year.  “I think as the season went along Mike got better and better.  He has a quick release on his shot and has worked hard to put himself in a position to score goals and he remains incredibly focused,” said Williams.  Davis was the Bulls first draft pick two seasons ago and Williams said that he has been everything that they expected him to be.  “We knew one day he could lead our team in scoring because he competes really hard.  He also contributes at both ends of the ice and brings as much to the table offensively as he does defensively.  I think it is just a small matter of time before he makes an NCAA Division I commitment.”
Davis said that a lot of credit behind his play during the month lies within his teammates.  “I think that leading the team in scoring is a great accomplishment, but it is a team game and there is no way I could have done something like that without good teammates.  We have an amazing coaching staff who really care about the players and our development,” said Davis.  “I think the sky is the limit for this group.  I think when we play our best and work hard, we are a tough team to beat.  I think we have a team that can compete and have a good chance to win the Robertson Cup.  After that hopefully I will be fortunate enough to earn some type of Division I opportunity.”