Week of Jan. 10-16
Summaries by Joshua Boyd / USPHL
Forward: Collin Patterson, Florida Eels
Patterson (‘02/Melbourne, Fla.) was everywhere that the Eels needed him to be, scoring big goals and setting up even more. In three games – two against the Florida Jr. Blades and one against the Palm Beach Typhoon – he put up three goals and five assists for eight points. He now has 143 points in 112 career games over three seasons with the Eels, good for second all-time in Eels points.
Defense: Jeremy Pizzola, Florida Jr. Blades
Pizzola (‘03/Cape Coral, Fla.) is enjoying his fifth season of USPHL hockey, ranging from the Jr. Blades 15U program in 2018-19 to this secon full season with the USPHL Premier team. Pizzola posted three goals in a wild 9-8 OT loss to the Palm Beach Typhoon for his first career hat trick. He also posted three blocked shots in his last three games. He has now played 134 USPHL games at four levels.
Goaltender: Adam Rouleau, Florida Eels
Rouleau (‘04/Rouyn-Noranda, Que.) registered his first USPHL shutout in his first game, stopping all 32 Florida Jr. Blades shots in his Premier debut on Jan. 14 in a 5-1 victory over the local rivals. Rouleau brings Quebec major junior experience to the Eels lineup having played this season with the Val D’Or Foreurs in the QMJHL.
Forward: Jakob Johannesson, Potomac Patriots
Johannesson (‘02/Tibro, Sweden) was in on seven out of the Patriots’ nine goals in their weekend sweep of the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes. He put up a 2-2-4 line in the 5-4 victory on Jan. 13, and a day later it was a 1-2-3 mark for a total of three goals and four assists for seven points on the two-game weekend. He now has 46 points in 33 games in this, his first North American season.
Defense: Gustav Sandberg, Potomac Patriots
Sandberg (‘03/Danderyd, Sweden) was also very productive for the Patriots. He put up the game-winning goal in the second game, a 4-3 win, and he also added four assists for five points on the weekend. He was a +2 with two hits as well. A former teammate of current Patriots Mauritz Persson and Mark Pivec in Europe, Sandberg currently has 27 points in 32 games.
Goaltender: Jadon Lee, Richmond Generals
Lee (‘02/Fulton, N.Y.) picked up his first win of 2023 by stopping 29 of 30 shots in a tight matchup with the rival Hampton Roads Whalers on Sunday. The goalie for last year’s USPHL Elite Generals championship team is a clear example of #USPHLAdvancement In Action, as he is 13-4-0-0 with a .934 save percentage and a 2.16 GAA.