Kolye Bankauskas, the NA3HL’s leading scorer, has signed a tender to play for the NAHL Generals next season.
Through 16 games Bankauskas has already amassed a great season’s worth of point. He has 26 goals and 25 assists for 51 points good for over a 3 point per game average.
He has helped propel the NA3 Generals to the top or near the top of the divisional standing all season long as they currently sit 2 points behind the division leading Nordiques but have with 24 points have the 4th most points in the league.
Bankauskas is apart of the NA3HL’s highest producing offensive team and the leagues highest producing line. Kolye and his linemates Stevie Gerbes (11g, 27a, 48 points) and Carson Asper (21g, 18a, 39 points) have produced 138 points through 47 combined games played.
In his 2 years with the Generals Bankauskas has staggering offensive numbers. Through 63 games, he has recorded a Generals record 63 goals and 51 assists for 114 points and an incredible +/- of +82.
“His speed is crazy, but his work ethic is also incredibly high. He came to us from a smaller Rhode Islander school in Coventry where he had some great Coaching. He had an adjustment to the level but it was quick. He has simply gotten better everyday.” Said NA3HL Head Coach Darry Locke.
NAHL GM/Head Coach and NA3HL GM Bryan Erikson had this to say. “He joins a great list of tenders from the NA3HL the Generals have had. In year 1 we had Luke Perunovich (who is now at Providence), in year 2 we had Louis Boudon (who is not at Lake Superior State, in year 3 we had Kyle Gierman (who has a ton of NCAA suitors and is a top 4 D man for us) and this year we tendered Thad Marcola who has become our most dependable penalty killer. We love the NA3HL tender system not only because we have had success with it but because the players we get are hungry to earn that spot. Bank has played a few NAHL games and shows he is right there. We are extremely excited to watch him continue to develop in the NA3 and with the NA Generals this year before making a huge impact next year with the NAHL Generals full time.”