Games of Feb. 15-21
Summaries By Joshua Boyd / USPHL
Forward: Liam Hennessy, Florida Eels
The Eels just played in one game through the middle of February, but Hennessy (‘02/Calgary, Alb.) continued to show his leadership as he posted a 2-1-3 mark against the Palm Beach Typhoon on Feb. 19. He currently has 53 points off a nearly dead-even 26-27 line in 40 games as the Eels hope to build on their already-clinched Florida Division championship in the upcoming March playoffs.
Defense: Artjoms Kadnikovs, Tampa Bay Juniors
Kadnikovs (‘03/Riga, Latvia) recently passed his 2021-22 totals and now stands with 23 points in 35 games for the playoff-bound Juniors. In a Thursday-Friday sweep over the Florida Jr. Blades last week, Kadnikovs registered a goal and an assist, along with two blocked shots and one hit.
Goaltender: Duncan Rolleman, Florida Eels
In his first action since Jan. 8, Rolleman (‘02/New Hamburg, Ont.) put aside 30 of 33 shots put on him by the Palm Beach Typhoon, marking a victorious return from a January shoulder injury suffered at the USPHL Tampa Showcase. Rolleman improved to 14-2-1-1 on the season with a 2.32 GAA, a .921 save percentage and two shutouts.
Forward: Maddox Goudie, Richmond Generals
The ‘05 Richmond hometown product put up a goal and three assists for four points as the Generals split with the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes. Goudie, who has also played with the Generals’ 18U AAA team this year, is a 2023-24 NCDC tender of the Rockets Hockey Club. They’ve certainly liked seeing him post 31 points in 36 games as a rookie junior player and can’t wait until his #USPHLAdvancement brings him to Tier II hockey in Bridgewater, N.J.
Defense: Chase Lemmers, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
The second-year Premier blueliner from Fremont, Neb., helped his team that is fighting for their playoff lives by pushing them to a three-point (1-0-0-1) weekend against the playoff-bound Richmond Generals. Lemmers had assists on both regulation goals in the Jr. Canes’ eventual shootout loss to Richmond. He joined teammate Jakub Hall and Maddox Goudie as the only three Southeast players to lead with a +3 last weekend.
Goaltender: Jadon Lee, Richmond Generals
A driving force for last year’s Elite National Champion Generals, the ‘02 Fulton, N.Y., native pushed his team to a big shootout win over Carolina by stopping 36 of 38 (for a .947 save percentage) in 65 minutes, and then turning away three of four shootout attempts. Lee is now 16-6-0-0 with a 2.25 GAA, a .932 save percentage on the year.