Congratulations to our Great Lakes All-Stars, who were selected from votes made by the coaches with support from the League Media Director.
Nicklas Millhorn, Toledo Cherokee
Committed to Fitchburg State University
The division’s scoring leader and its only Top 20 Premier scorer, posting 45 goals (T-6th), 37 assists and 82 points, the latter category being good for a tie for 11th in the league. His all-time numbers are 76 goals and 54 assists for 130 points in 86 games, giving Millhorn the best career points per game in Toledo’s USPHL history, dating back to 2018-19, among players with more than one season.
Jacob Slater, Toledo Cherokee
Earning a vote from beyond even his own team, Slater managed to put up a line of 21-38-59 over just 32 games played on the year. With 44 points last year, he pushed just past the 100-point mark for his career with 103 in 76 all-time contests the last two years.
Jason Crossland, Toledo Cherokee
Within the Great Lakes Division, only Millhorn had more points in the regular season than Crossland. An amazing two-way player who was a +56 with 31 hits, he put up a 30-40-70 line in 38 games played, improving his already impressive 2021-22 totals of 40 points by 30 more. There are a lot of USPHL Premier players who were unable to tally 30 points in a season, never mind improving by that much year over year. Crossland’s eight goals in six playoff games this year also set an all-time Cherokee playoff single season goal-scoring record, second career-wise only to Millhorn’s nine all-time.
Colin Crowley, Columbus Mavericks
Also earning multiple votes, the second-year ‘04 from Mississauga, Ont., is the Mavericks’ all-time goals leader with 43 as he put together a season of 21 goals and 18 assists for 39 points this year. Crowley is an Ironman for the Mavericks, playing his second full 44-game season, and he’s also played in all six of their playoff games the last two years. He’s also been a class act with just 12 PIM all time.
Alex Schaumburger, Metro Jets
Schaumburger tied Millhorn for the most votes among league forwards, and similar to Millhorn, Schaumburger leaves behind a massive legacy for his organization. His 22 goals and 47 assists for 69 points in 40 games helped lift him to a career mark of 173 points in 117 games, the best-ever totals for a Metro Jets player in their history. He helped lead the Jets to their third straight Nationals appearance, and his 47 assists were in the top 20 in the USPHL Premier.
Andreas Fleutot, Metro Jets
The Frenchman, whose home goals are always accompanied by Matt Prieur’s “Bonjour Fleutot Famille!” scored plenty of those this year – and assisted on as many – with a 26-26-52 line in just 32 games. Among the Jets’ all-time USPHL players, Fleutot’s 127 points in two seasons were the second best among two-year Jets after Anthony Cinato’s 129.
Chad Noetzel, Metro Jets
Racking up a division-best +61, not to mention a team-leading 32 goals, Noetzel was another player who helped define an era for the Jets, one in which they qualified for Nationals in all five seasons of their USPHL existence. Along with his 119 points in 81 career regular season games, Noetzel leaves the Jets as their all-time top USPHL playoff scorer with a 6-14-20 line in 14 games over just two postseasons.
Braydin Lewis, In Memoriam
A true soldier, the late, great Braydin Lewis was undergoing treatments for cancer this past season but still was able to dress for six games with the Jets, scoring three goals and one assist for four points in September and October. Unfortunately, Braydin’s condition became too serious and critical to continue playing and tragically led to his death on April 15, 2023. The USPHL sends its sincere condolences to his family, the Metro Jets and all those who knew Braydin. #47Forever
Dakota Kott, Metro Jets
Another hearty Jets veteran, Kott was second in scoring by a Great Lakes defenseman with 48 points, and his 41 assists were good for Top 10 among all Premier defensemen (tied with Toledo’s Ryan Stanley, who led the division’s blueliners with 49 points). A near-unanimous pick, Kott was also a +49 this year. His 87 points in 75 games was good for a 1.16, the best multi-season points per game average for a Jets blueliner in their USPHL history.
Joshua German, Metro Jets
The Captain and a total heart-and-soul player for the Jets, German closes his career having played the second most games in the Jets’ USPHL history at 151 games. He is also the team’s all-time leading scorer among defensemen with 118 points. This year, he put up his best season with a line of 15-29-44 in 41 games, with his 15 goals finishing within the top 10 league-wide.
Ryan Stanley, Toledo Cherokee
Stanley finished 10th in league defenseman scoring with 50 points, and he and teammate Dominik McNamara both tied for second in the Great Lakes Division with a +60 rating. His 87 points make him the Cherokee’s all-time leading scorer among blueliners, as he improved from 37 points to 50 this year. He also received multiple votes from coaches.
Dominik McNamara, Toledo Cherokee
As mentioned above, McNamara and Cherokee teammate Stanley were tied for second overall
(and first among defensemen) in plus-minus for the Great Lakes Division. The third-year Cherokee improved from two seasons of 15 points apiece to posting 38, scoring more than double this year than his two previous seasons combined.
Frank Murphy, Toledo Cherokee
Your 2022-23 USPHL Premier regular season wins leader was the veteran goaltender who played in his first season with Toledo. Not only did his 25 wins lead the league, but no goaltender has more than his 38 regular season wins the last two years. This year, he also made the Premier Top 10 in goals against average with a 1.82 and his .927 save percentage ranked in the Top 20. His two-year career save percentage is .932.
Rocco Stolz, Metro Jets
The USPHL Premier’s goals against average leader put up an unbeatable number of 1.50, while posting a win-loss record of 12-3-0-0 with a .932 save percentage. He also finished in the top five league-wide in shutouts, posting four – including three in a row between Dec. 3 and 18. He ranked among the best rookie ‘04 goaltenders in the league and he is a top talent to watch in the coming years.