USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: North Region

Games of Jan. 17-23, 2023


New England Premier

Summaries by Joshua Boyd /

Forward: Chris Foster, Springfield Pics

It’s hard to believe that someday, Foster (‘04/Amherst, Mass.) will no longer be a Springfield Pic. He’s been with the organization at the USPHL 15U, 16U, Elite and now Premier levels since 2019, including helping the Pics win their second straight USPHL 16U American Championship in 2021. Recently, Foster posted a game-winning goal and four assists for five points in just two games as the Pics defeated the Bridgewater Bandits and fell to the Islanders Hockey Club over a split weekend. He currently has 25 points in 32 games this season, his first in the Premier.   


Defense: Lucas Magliozzi, Boston Junior Bruins

Magliozzi (‘05/Burlington, Mass.) put up a goal and added two assists in wins against the Islanders Hockey Club and Bridgewater Bandits over the last week. The first-year Junior Bruin now has eight points in 29 games, and he is the youngest member of the Junior Bruins blue line. 


Goaltender: Mason Meyer, Northern Cyclones 

Meyer (‘02/Lakeville, Minn.) had a fantastic week that started Jan. 17 with a 28-save performance on 29 shots by by the Boston Junior Bruins. He also posted a 12-shot shutout against the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, his first in the year and in his Premier career. He is 9-2-0-1 on the season with a 2.05 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. 


Mid-Atlantic Division 

Forward: Elias Holunga, Connecticut Jr. Rangers

Holunga (’03/Golden, CO) helped the Jr. Rangers pick up two important wins over the Hershey Cubs  this past week, as they attempt to maintain home ice advantage for the playoffs. Holunga had a standout performance on Monday as he recorded his second hat trick of the season. He also registered two assists in Connecticut’s huge win over the Cubs. Holunga leads the team with 42 points (19 goals and 23 assists) this season.


Defense: Markus Andrews, New York Aviators

Andrews (‘03/Stockholm, Sweden) recorded one assist in the Aviators weekend sweep over the WBS Knights. Also, according to Coach Stanaway, he had a “dominant defensive performance in two games” as Andrews blocked five shots, had two hits and finished the weekend as a +2. The Aviators allowed just two goals to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.


Goaltender: Michael Marino, New York Aviators

Marino (‘02/Staten Island, N.Y.) picked up wins number 12 and 13 this weekend as he was a brick wall between the pipes for New York. Marino faced 90 shots over the weekend and only allowed two past him as the Aviators pulled away atop the division standings. On Friday, Marino stopped all 46 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season.