(Submitted by Britt Hart)
Justin Tremblay, Northern Cyclones
The first-year Premier forward Tremblay (’03/Bécancour, QC) continues to contribute to the success of the Cyclones offense as he remains a point per game player after his efforts in the month of December. Throughout six games played for the Cyclones, the Quebec native had his best monthly point total to date with a total of eight points. Tremblay’s most notable performance came during the 7-1 victory against the Monarchs as he was able to record a hat trick, his first of the season. In addition to his hat trick, Tremblay recorded two additional goals and three assists to close out 2022.
Dominick Balboni, Springfield Pics
Balboni (’03/Springfield, MA) is a familiar face when it comes to the Pics organization as he has been in USPHL with the program since his U15 year during the 2018-19 season. As the team’s leading scorer, it comes as no surprise that the ’03 continues to prove why he is a key factor in the Pics success with 12 points in six games during the month of December. Balboni’s best game to date came against the Bridgewater Jr. Bandits as he recorded a hat trick and an assist during the 7-6 shootout victory. In addition to these four points, the Springfield native notched three additional goals and five assists, passing his November point total of nine points.
Wyatt Fischer, Bridgewater Bandits
Fischer (’03/Orlando, FL) scored his most goals in a single month with seven goals over the course of 6 games. Prior to the month of December, the ’03 Florida native had a total of 8 goals throughout September, October and November. With these eight points throughout the month, his season point total raises to 21 points in 19 games. As the new year begins, the Bandits hope to keep things moving in the right direction as they currently sit in fifth place in the New England division, a division where the top eight seeds advance to the USPHL Playoffs aka the #RoadToNationals.
Luc Fricchione, Springfield Pics
Similar to teammate Dominick Balboni, Fricchione (’02/Springfield, MA) has spent numerous seasons with the Springfield Pics going back to the 2016-17 season where he played on the USPHL 16U team. To date, the Springfield native has a total of 22 points in 26 games, eight of which were recorded last month. With these numbers, Fricchione has already surpassed his point total from last season of 18 and hopes to continue to put up numbers for his team. It is also worth noting that the ’02 was +3 throughout the month and recorded an impressive seven blocked shots.
Seth Orozco, Northern Cyclones
Orozco (’02/Sylvania, OH) and the Cyclones continue to dominate in the New England Division as the sit conformably in first place with 41 points, notably with the least number of games played by any team. As leading scorer among defensemen on the Cyclones, Orozco had another successful month, tallying six total points in six games. Of these six points, the Ohio native scored one goal and tallied five assists, bringing his season point total to 18 points in 22 games. Similar to Fricchione, Orozco was +4 last month and also had four blocks.
Dominik Bovan, Boston Junior Bruins
Bovan (’03/Bratislava, Slovakia) stood tall between the pipes for the Junior Bruins with a monthly record of 3-2-0, placing the team in third place overall in the New England Division. Throughout his 301 minutes in goal, Bovan was tested heavily as he was faced with a total of 187 shots, 176 of which were saves. With these numbers, the Slovakian native had a monthly GAA of 2.20 and a save percentage of .941.