USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: North Region

Week of Oct. 12-18

Mid-Atlantic Division 

Summaries by Patrick Ramsdale

Forward: Quinn Murray, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 

The ’04 forward had a great showing in the Junior Islanders 5-2 victory over the Jersey Hitmen on Sunday. Murray posted 2 goals and an assist, all in the third period of the contest. He leads the team in points with 15 (7g, 8a).


Defense: Josef Slepica, Rockets Hockey Club

The ’02 defenseman from Crosby, Minnesota stood tall on blue line for the Rockets. Slepica netted his first goal of the season just 50 seconds into the second period. He also finished the game with 19:07 of ice time.


Goalie: Quillon Bowman, P.A.L. Junior Islanders

Bowman (’02/Beaverton, Ore.) stood tall between the pipes for the Junior Islanders on Sunday, stopping 38 of 40 against the Jersey Hitmen in a 5-2 P.A.L. victory.


New England Division 

Summaries by Joshua Boyd

Forward: Gavin Delfosse, Twin City Thunder

The ‘03 from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has gotten off to a great start for the Thunder, so great he’s already earned a one-game call-up to the NCDC’s Thunder. Most recently, he posted a pair of goals and an assist for three points in an Oct. 13 win over the Boston Advantage to give him a 4-7-11 line in 11 games.  


Defense: Josh Tisdell, Springfield Pics

The Pics had just one game between Oct. 12 and 18, but they made it count as they defeated the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs by a 5-3 score. Tisdell was in on four goals, all with assists, including on Dominick Balboni’s second period GWG. He was also a +2 in the game, playing 17:47 of ice time. 


Goaltender: Jesse Pelletier, Boston Junior Bruins 

A big “Welcome to the USPHL” moment for Pelletier (‘03/Pelham, N.H.) was when he stopped 43 of 45 shots against the previously undefeated rival Islanders Hockey Club for his first league win in his second appearance.