Games of Jan. 1-9, 2023
(Summaries by Patrick Ramsdale)
Forward: Spencer Hecklinger, Rockets Hockey Club
Hecklinger (‘02/Denver, CO) was key huge factor in the Rockets’ success to start the new year. The right winger record four goals and four assists at the Northern Cyclones showcase this past weekend. Hecklinger’s weekend included a three-point performance against the host Cyclones, as the Rockets finished the showcase as the only team to go undefeated.
Defense: Bradly Burden, Hershey Cubs
A second-year defenseman from Anchorage, Alaska, Bradly Burden showed up on both ends of the ice for Hershey this past weekend. Burden (’03) scored twice in three games while finishing the weekend as a +1. Defensively, Burden helped his team get a big win in the playoff race, blocking five shots and recording nearly 67 minutes of ice time.
Goaltender: Zachary Reddy, Jersey Hitmen
While the season may not be what the Hitmen imagined, Jersey showed they can still be a
dominant team at the USPHL Tampa Showcase. The Hitmen knocked off the Midwest East’s top two
teams (Fort Wayne and MJDP) with the help of rookie goalie Zachary Reddy (’03/Seattle, Wash.) Reddy stopped 82-of-84 shots faced in two games. He recorded a shutout against MJDP, denying all 40 shots that came his way.
New England Division
Forward: Filip Tjarnhell, Twin City Thunder
Tjarnhell (‘02/Vallentuna, Sweden) scored four goals in four games for Twin City at the Northern Cyclones Showcase. The Thunder went 2-2 on the weekend against Mid-Atlantic opponents, a division Tjarnhell is familiar with after playing for the Hershey Cubs last season. This familiarity proved particularly beneficial against the Buffalo Stampede when he scored twice in Twin City’s 7-2 victory.
Defense: Yahor Ramanau, Boston Advantage
Ramanau (‘03/Minsk, Belarus) helped led the way for the advantage last weekend recording two goals and an assist in Boston’s 1-1 weekend. The blueliner would also lead the team in ice time, recording 22:49 per game. Ramanau finished the weekend with a +3 rating, with two hits and a blocked shot.
Goaltender: Landry Laird, Springfield Pics
Laird (‘02/Gunter, Texas) helped the Pics in their quest to nail down a playoff spot – preferably with home ice advantage – with a win over the South Shore Kings. The veteran netminder stopped 31-of-35 en route to his first win of 2023.