USPHL Premier 2023-24 South Region Players Of The Week

USPHL Premier 2023-24 South Region Players Of The Week 


Week of Dec. 9, 2023


Games of Dec. 1-5, 2023


Summaries by Joshua Boyd / 


Southeast Division 

Forward: Matsvei Marshchanok, Potomac Patriots 

One of the Patriots wonder twins, Matsvei Marshchanok (‘05/Minsk, Belarus) was feeling very generous in his first weekend of December, registering eight assists and adding two goals for 10 points in two games. He currently is on a scoring streak of four games with five points in each. That really doesn’t happen often. 


Defense: Artyom Barashkin, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes 

Barashkin (‘04/Minsk, Belarus) played on Team Belarus U17 with Matsvei and his brother the league’s leading scorer Siamion Marshchanok, and both of them now are seeing plenty of success with their individual USPHL teams. Barashkin scored a pair of goals and added three assists against Columbia, while leading with 22:36 per game ice time. 


Goaltender: Samuel Couture, Potomac Patriots 

Couture (‘05/Boucherville, Que.) outlasted the Richmond Generals by stopping 23 of 24 shots and taking his 11th straight victory. Couture remains undefeated in regulation at 14-0-1-0. 


Florida Division 

Forward: Aleksis Ostankovics, Tampa Bay Juniors 

Ostankovics (‘03/Riga, Latvia) has become an even bigger part of the Juniors success in this his second season, after joining the Juniors at the USPHL Nationals last year. In a weekend series against the Palm Beach Typhoon, Ostankovics had two goals and two assists in a 6-5 win, including an assist on the OT game-winning goal. He added one more assist a day later for a five-point weekend in two games. 


Defense: Javin Fisher, Tampa Bay Juniors

Fisher (‘04/Kinzers, Pa.) is continuing to improve as a first-year junior coming out of the Philadelphia Little Flyers Midget organization. He put up three assists during the team’s sweep of Palm Beach, and his three blocked shots were second among the team’s defensive corps. He has 12 points through 20 games for the Juniors. 


Goaltender: Timothy Miller, Florida Jr. Blades

Miller (‘04/Fairless Hills, Pa.) hit the ice for two games against the Atlanta MadHatters, going 1-1-0-0. He made 67 saves on 69 shots, which included a 36-save shutout. His save percentage stands at .922 for the season.