USPHL Premier 2023-24 North Region Players Of The Week

New England Division

Games of Jan. 1-10 

Forward: Tighe Frazee, Utica Jr. Comets

Frazee (‘05/Stevensville, Ont.) is ia second-year junior who has been delivering for the Jr. Comets big-time recently, including 4-4-8 line in their first four games of 2024. He was also second on the team in plus-minus with a mark of +8. Frazee has 15 points in nine Premier games as well as three points in his three NCDC games played this year. 


Defense: Joey Demiglio, Utica Jr. Comets 

Demiglio was huge for the Jr. Comets during their first four contests, putting up a 2-5-7 line over the course of the four games, and also leading the team in plus-minus. He is a big help in keeping the puck in Jr. Comets possession, judging partially from his 13 goals scored when he’s on the ice vs. only three against when he’s out there. The ‘03 from Niles, Ill., has 30 points in 26 games this year and 42 points in 53 career games. 


Goaltender: Brian Cronin, Boston Junior Bruins

The ‘05 goaltender Cronin put together arguably his best performance of the season when he largely stymied the South Shore Kings on Jan. 10, giving up just one goal on 36 shots for a .972 save percentage on the day. This was Cronin’s fourth victory of the season. 


Atlantic Division

Games of Jan. 1-10

Forward: Peter Labos, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders

Labos (‘04/Plainview, N.Y.) enjoyed some great success as his team kicked off 2024 against the Brooklyn Aviators, including registering a 3-1-4 line on Jan. 10, good for six points in just those two games. This was not an isolated incident in terms of helping to lead his team, since he is currently the team’s leading scorer at 45 points in 28 games. This is Labos’ second USPHL season after previously playing for their USPHL 18U team in 2021-22. 


Defense: Mikhail Anikin, Jersey Hitmen

The third-year USPHL Premier veteran Anikin (‘04/Chekhov, Russia) was most certainly the Hitmen’s leader during their run at the USPHL Tampa Showcase. He registered five goals and two assists for seven points, and also led the Hitmen in ice time (20:53 per game), hits (five), blocked shots (eight) and he was a co-leader in plus-minus at +3. He has registered 27 points in 29 games this year and 37 points in 76 Premier games. He also has played in 18 career NCDC games with the Hitmen. 


Goaltender: Galvin Reagan, Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights 

Reagan (‘05/Grand Haven, Mich.) put forth a fantastic performance, even if the Knights weren’t able to capitalize on those with wins. They did, however, get a couple points as Reagan was in net for two shootout losses. In one performance, he stopped 38 of 40 shots against the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes. He stopped 55 of 59 shots in his 124 minutes of straight game action, good for a .932 save percentage. Acquired earlier this season from Battle Creek, Reagan holds a 6-5-1-3 record for the season.