Week of Oct. 13, 2023
Games of Oct. 3-9, 2023
Forward: Alexander Snellman, Hampton Roads Whalers
Snellman (‘03/Helsinki, Finland) is showing why he’s been called up for eight games in the NCDC over his two-year USPHL career so far. At the USPHL Southeast Showcase, he put up five goals and six assists for 11 points in just the four games. He currently stands with 19 points in 10 games for the season.
Defense: Loik Plouffe, Richmond Generals
Plouffe (‘04/Gatineau, Que.) put up two goals and added four assists in his first four USPHL games at the Southeast Showcase. He comes in with two prior years of junior experience in Quebec. He posted a goal and two assists for three points in his showcase finale against a strong Tampa Bay Juniors team on Oct. 9.
Goaltender: Liam Lane, Hampton Roads Whalers
Lane, an ‘04 from Denver, Colo., is a third-year USPHL veteran who has moved up from the Elite Whalers and was completely unblemished at the USPHL Southeast Showcase. He gave up zero goals in his full start against the Florida Jr. Blades, earning his first junior shutout. He also stopped all 22 shots he faced in a relief effort against the Florida Eels. Overall, stopping all 44 shots he faced gave him a 0.00 GAA and 1.000 save percentage for his trip to Morrisville, N.C.
Forward: Forward: Devin Shepherd, Florida Eels
Shepherd (‘03/Berkley, Mich.) continues to get better each season, as he is now in his third campaign with the Premier Eels. At the USPHL Southeast Showcase, he scored a pair of goals and tacked on five assists for a division-leading seven points. Overall, he has scored 11 points in eight games.
Defense: Emil Grinsvall, Bold City Battalion
Grinsvall (‘04/Goteborg, Sweden) enjoyed a great trip for the first-year Battalion to the USPHL Southeast Showcase. Grinsvall scored a goal and added three assists and finished with a +3 as the Battalion went 2-2 in Morrisville, N.C.
Goaltender: Aiden Winslow, Bold City Battalion
The ‘03 from right in Jacksonville, the local product was huge all weekend in North Carolina for the Battalion. The former Florida Alliance goaltender made 56 saves on the 57 shots he faced and went 2-0. In playing parts of three games, he also stopped eight of nine in relief against an offensively potent Potomac Patriots. His first shutout was against the Generals, in which he stopped 36 saves – and just for good measure, he added an assist.