USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: Midwest Region

Week Of Sept. 23


Great Lakes Division

Forward: Hunter Gentz, Columbus Mavericks

Gentz (‘04/ Mason, Ohio), has already shown his potential and what he can do for the Mavericks as a first-year player. He had 3 goals and 16 shots on net in a split weekend against the Buffalo Stampede.


Defense: Dominik McNamara, Toledo Cherokee

McNamara (‘02/ Gibraltar, Mich.), has showed that he is an experienced defenseman in the first game of play and his third season with the Cherokee. He scored a goal and had two assists in the Cherokee’s opening game against the Cincinnati Jr. Cyclones.


Goaltender: Frank Murphy, Toledo Cherokee

As a new face to the Cherokee roster, Murphy (‘04/Toronto, Ont.), had an impressive first game in net. It’s his second season in the Premier league but his first with Toledo. He stopped 20 of the 21 shots he was faced which helped the Cherokee with their win over the Jr. Cyclones.


Midwest East Players Of The Week

Forward: Kevin Maisells, Chicago Cougars 

Maisells, a second-year Cougar from Westminster, Colo., put together a huge 2-5-7 weekend in the Cougars’ sweep of the Motor City Gamblers, the only Midwest East action last weekend. He’s now just three points from equaling his 2021-22 points output. 


Defense: Nicholas Mathurin, Chicago Cougars

The ‘03 from Chicago is in his second USPHL Premier season and it showed in his opening weekend performance. He finished with a 1-4-5 line and a +4 rating in the sweep of the Gamblers. He too is three points from equaling his output from last season. 


Goaltender: Sebastian Wigfield, Chicago Cougars

Coming out of Saint Ignatius College Prep, Wigfield (‘03) had a fantastic USPHL debut in making 27 saves for a shutout victory in Game 2 of the Cougars season.