USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: North Region

Summaries by Joshua Boyd and Patrick Ramsdale

Week of Oct. 6-11


New England Division

Forward: Benjamin Orgil, Northern Cyclones

Orgil (‘02/Toronto, Ont.) is in his second season with the Cyclones, having also been a part of their Elite team that went to the National Final in that league last year. In the Cyclones’ second game of the year against Springfield, Orgil led the way with a goal and two assists to lead his team. 


Defense: Michael Schaaf, Islanders Hockey Club 

The first new NCAA commitment for a 2022-23 USPHL Premier player, the second-year Islanders blueliner Schaaf (‘02/Nashua, N.H.) more than proved his worth to Worcester State University by posting three assists back on Oct. 5, but then a goal and an assist as well against the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs on Oct. 6. 


Goaltender: Dominik Bovan, Boston Junior Bruins 

A returning Junior Bruins netminder, Bovan (‘03/Bratislava, Slovakia) had a busy week of going 1-1-0-1, including two of his games at the Rockets Hockey Club Showcase in Bridgewater, N.J. Over the three games, he stopped 116 of 126 shots for a .920 save percentage, including his first game back in Massachusetts on Oct. 11 when he stopped 48 of 52 against the Bridgewater Bandits in an OT win.  


Mid-Atlantic Division 

Forward: Ayden Frolik, Hershey Cubs

Frolik (’03/Flower Mound, Tex.) made history on Friday when he became the first player in Hershey Cubs history to score five goals in a single game. Additionally, he recorded two assists in the Cubs 7-6 overtime victory on Saturday. 


Defense: Brad Burden, Hershey Cubs

The second-year USPHL Premier veteran Burden (‘03/Aberdeen, Scotland) put up four points on the weekend, including the game-winning OT goal in the 7-6 victory Saturday afternoon versus Elmira. 


Goaltender: Zackary Hall, Jersey Hitmen

Hall (‘03/Erie, Colo.) is another second-year USPHL Premier player and is off to a fantastic start in Year 2. He put up back-to-back shutouts at the Rockets Hockey Club Showcase against the Buffalo Stampede and Junior Bruins, making 30 saves in the pair of games, and he also registered an assist against the Stampede.