USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: North Region

Games Of Nov. 15-22

New England Division 

(Summaries By Joshua Boyd)

Forward: Finn Cullen, Bridgewater Bandits

In just one weekend, the second-year Premier Bandit Cullen (‘02/Stamford, Conn.) doubled his goals on the season by scoring in four straight games at the Islanders Hockey Club Showcase. This included an end-to-end beauty of a game-winner against the Elmira Jr. Enforcers on Sunday. He also added two assists for a 4-2-6 performance in the showcase. An additional assist in his last game before the showcase sees him on an active 4-3-7 run in his last five games. 


Defense: Liam McClaine, Boston Advantage

McClaine (‘02/Chicora, Pa.) made his way through a trio of games including two at the Islanders Hockey Club showcase, putting up strong performances all around. Against a strong Utica Jr. Comets team, he scored the game-tying goal and then assisted on the overtime game-winner. Prior to the event, on Nov. 15, he also had two assists against the Kings. McClaine just joined the Advantage earlier in November. 


Goaltender: Nick Golis, Boston Advantage 

Between Nov. 15 and 22, Golis (‘02/Toledo, Ohio) put together a fantastic 2-0-1-0 run. He earned three of his five points against the South Shore Kings one week apart (Nov. 15 win and Nov. 22 shootout loss). In the middle, he also stopped 21 of 23 in a win against Utica at the IHC Showcase. All told, he stopped 86 of 91 shots in the three games for a .945 save percentage. He is 5-2-1 on the season with a .933 save percentage. 


Mid-Atlantic Division

(Summaries By Patrick Ramsdale)

Forward: Sean Tyrie, Utica Jr. Comets

Tyrie (‘04/East Quogue, NY) had a great performance at the IHC Showcase this past weekend for the Jr. Comets. He registered six points in four games this weekend, with three goals and three assists. Tyrie’s best game came against the Bridgewater Jr. Bandits, recording a goal and a trio of assists. Tyrie is third on the team in points with nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points in 16 games.


Defense: Hunter Scanlon, New York Aviators

The ’03 blueliner posted five points at the IHC Showcase this past weekend. Scanlon netted three goals while also registering two assists. Scanlon is tied for fifth on the team in scoring with 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) and leads the scoring among Aviators defensemen.


Goalie: Michael Marino, New York Aviators

Marino (’02/Staten Island, N.Y.) stopped all but one shot faced this past weekend. He stopped all 27 against the Twin City Thunder for his first shutout of the season. He then went on to make 46 saves against the Boston Advantage to advance his record to 6-1-1 on the year and help the Aviators to their current 10-game winning streak. He currently posts a .913 save percentage on the year.