Defenseman Logan Kons and Goalie Cooper Black Receive Honorable Mentions
The Maryland Black Bears had a strong presence in the NAHL Monthly Player Awards for September. Forward Wilmer Skoog led the pack by winning the NAHL Forward of the Month. Veteran Defenseman, Logan Kons was an honorable mention for the NAHL Defenseman of the Month and first-year Goalie, Cooper Black was an honorable mention for NAHL Goaltender of the Month.
Skoog is a Stockhold, Sweden native that has been heavily embraced by Black Bear fans. The 20-year-old Forward led all NAHL players with 15 points during the month of September. He had seven goals with eight assists in only eight games. The top NAHL prospect has five multi-point games, is tied for the most goals scored in the league, and is +8 for the season.
Kons was born on July 22nd, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. This season is his third year in the NAHL and has been with the Black Bears since their first season. He had five points during the month of September with three goals and two assists.
Black is from Alpena, Michigan and was born on June 14th, 2001. The 6’7 Goalie has been rock solid during the 2019-2020 NAHL campaign. The first-year goalie has been in goal for all four Black Bear victories and was an honorable mention in the Divisional Stars of the Week during the NAHL Showcase. Currently, he has a 1.75 GAA and a .940 SV%.
“Wilmer has come into this season with a purpose, and has been locked in ever since stepping foot into Maryland,” said Maryland Black Bears Head Coach Clint Mylymok. “He’s a talented individual with a competitive drive, and his work ethic is off the charts. Wilmer has great leadership skills and that has been a tremendous help as we progress into our second season. Logan and Cooper have also played incredibly well this past month. Logan played with us during our Inaugural Season and brings a great veteran presence to the locker room. Cooper has shown that he has the skill necessary to play in the NAHL. This group is coming together nicely and Black Bear Nation should be excited as we move forward into the season.”