USPHL Premier Players Of The Month: Great Lakes Division

Summaries by Lexi Obrycki 



Alex Schaumburger, Metro Jets

The Metro Jets’ season – and all-time – points leader, Alex Schaumburger (’02/Canton, Mich.), had a strong month of February, putting up 2.18 points per game with six goals and 18 assists, including a hat trick against the Bridgewater Jr. Bandits in a 5-1 win and a seven-point night in a dominating performance against the Cincinnati Cyclones. What makes Schaumburger so special is his ability to create plays and find his teammates, leading the team in assists with 18 last month.


Colin Crowley, Columbus Mavericks

The Columbus Mavericks as a team had a strong month of February. Despite winning only two of their six games, the Mavericks faced the top of the league and kept them close, losing three games by one goal. Crowley (’04/Mississauga, Ont.) came out to perform each and every night and was a large part of their success, including two games where he scored a hat trick. In February, Crowley scored a total of seven goals and had four assists.


Chad Noetzel, Metro Jets

Noetzel (’02/Port Huron, Mich.) knows how to find the back of the net. In 11 games, Noetzel had nine goals including a hat trick against the Cincinnati Jr. Cyclones. He also tacked on 10 assists, averaging 1.72 points per game. Noetzel’s month of February was consistent with his performance all season, being that balanced forward for the Jets, where he had a total of 32 goals and 29 assists for 61 points.



Josh German, Metro Jets

The Jets Captain German (’02/Canton, Mich.) makes it very difficult for the opposing teams. Not only can he shut down opposing star players, he also has the ability to create offensive opportunities. German had a +24 in the month of February, due in part to his strong offensive performance with five goals and 14 assists, including a big three-point night against the Connecticut Jr. Rangers in a 5-0 win at the South Shore Kings Presidents Day Showcase.


Dakota Kott, Metro Jets

Metro Jets defender Kott (’02/Hartland, Mich.) had 17 points in the month of February, averaging 1.54 points per game, including a seven-point night against the Cincinnati Jr. Cyclones where he tailed six assists and a goal. Kott finished the season strong, recording seven assists in his final three games. For the season, Kott led all Metro defenders with 41 assists, second most on the team.



Frank Murphy, Toledo Cherokee

Murphy (’04/Toronto, Ont.) started all six games in February for the Toledo Cherokee. In a race against the Metro Jets for the division title, Murphy stood strong in the month, recording a 5-1 record, and a .930 save percentage. In the final game of the season to seal the division, Murphy recorded a shutout, saving all 21 shots in a 1-0 win against the Columbus Mavericks.