Week of Nov. 1-7, 2022
Great Lakes Division
(Summaries by Lexi Obrycki)
Forward: Nicklas Millhorn, Toledo Cherokee
The Toledo Cherokee are off to a great season and they have forward Nicklas Millhorn to thank In large part for that. Over the weekend Millhorn had three goals and one assist. With these four points, he is leading his team in goals and points this season with 17 and 28, respectively. Millhorn has definitely stepped up in leading his team this year, he is averaging four points a week and about 2.5 a game, whereas this time last year he was averaging two points a week and 0.93 a game.
Defense: Dominik McNamara, Toledo Cherokee
McNamara (‘02/Gibraltar, Mich.) is a third year player for the Cherokee and is one of the reasons they are doing so well on the defensive side of things. Over the weekend he had three assists for a three-point weekend. He is not only leading the defensemen in points on the team with 15 but also leading the team in assists with 13. He is another one on the Cherokee roster who has really stepped up his playing over the years. He has currently tied his points from the past two seasons.
Goaltender: Rocco Stolz, Metro Jets
Rookie goaltender Stolz (‘04/Denver, Colo.) helped lead the Metro Jets to a big victory over the weekend. Stolz had a shutout, 21 shots for 21 saves, on their Saturday night win against Columbus. Stolz currently has a .973 save percentage which is currently in second place on the team behind Karl Ullman. Like Stolz, the Jets goalies always show up big for them in games to help them pull out the win.
Midwest East Division
(Summaries By Miles Regan)
Forward: Robert Vanderdonck, MJDP
Vanderdonck had the period of his life during MJDP’s 5-3 defeat of Motor City last Friday. The Jets’ centerman tallied two goals and an assist in just 4:35 of game time during the first frame on Nov. 4. The ‘03 Washington Township, Mich., native is tied for second on his team with 12 points (3-9–12) in nine games played. He and former DeLaSalle High teammate Andrew Parmentier (highlighted below) are both coming along well in their first season of USPHL hockey.
Defense: Danny Determann, Chicago Cougars
Another week, another Chicago blueliner to highlight. This time it’s second-year Cougar Determann, who scored two goals and added an assist in Chicago’s 5-0 win over Decatur on Sunday. Determann, an ‘02 Chicagoland product hailing from Franklin Park, has recorded six points on three goals and three assists this season. He’s on pace to improve nicely upon his 2021-22 points total of 10 this year. The Cougars are currently second in the division standings, and have scored a Midwest East-best 78 goals this season, thanks in part to Determann and his fellow offensive-mind defensemen.
Goaltender: Andrew Parmentier, MJDP
Parmentier (‘04/Chesterfield Township, Mich.) got the #ShutoutShoutout in MJDP’s 1-0 victory over Fort Wayne on Sunday. He stopped all 28 Spacemen shots faced, increasing his save percentage to 988, the best mark among all Premier netminders with at least three games started. The Chesterfield Township, Mich., native has allowed just one goal in 180 minutes this season. Parmentier’s Jets are a perfect 10-0-0-0 on the season thus far, second only to the 11-0-0-0 Vernal Oilers.
Midwest West Division
(Summaries by Jim Den Hollander)
Forward: Easton Parnell, Isanti Outlaws
Parnell (‘03/Cambridge, Minn.) played a part in his team’s sweep on the road against the Minnesota Mullets with three goals and three assists. A third-year member of the former Rum River Mallards, Parnell has been a consistently successful forward this season who showed he can play multiple roles, scoring three on Friday night and setting up another three on Saturday. The weekend games ran a personal point streak to nine straight games and in that time, Parnell has collected eight goals and 23 points. It’s no coincidence the Outlaws won all nine of those games.
Defense: Peyton Andrews, Isanti Outlaws
Andrews (‘04/Cambridge, Minn.) has also played a big role in the team’s play during the latest stretch. Defensively, Andrews has helped the Outlaws to a 65-49 edge against opponents and an 11-3 record through the team’s first 14 games. The defender makes his presence felt in the offensive zone as well and has contributed at least a point in seven straight games and 12 of the 14 games played so far. This past weekend at Augsburg University Ice Arena, Andrews collected three assists in a 5-2 win on Friday and he scored the middle goal in a 5-1 win Saturday.
Goaltender: Jadon Mammen, Dells Ducks
Mammen (‘04/Grapevine, Texas) has been a bright spot for the Ducks in a rough season so far. The team has shown in recent contests it can stay with its Midwest-West Division rivals if not picking up the ‘W’s. A second-year member of the Ducks, Mammen picked up points in last two starts, stopping all but one of the 32 shots he faced Saturday night to lead the Ducks past the Minnesota Blue Ox for the first time since 2019. The win was the team’s first of the season and his first as a junior. In the previous game Mammen went to the shootout before falling against the Chicago Crush.