Week of Oct. 19-25
Forward: Charlie Chinian, Florida Jr. Blades
The third-year USPHL and second-year Premier veteran Chinian, an ‘02 out of Massachusetts, posted a five-goal game to help the Junior Blades capture third at the inaugural #USPHLFloridaCup last weekend. And not just any five goals – ALL five goals in a 5-4 win over the Palm Beach Typhoon. He also had a goal and an assist one day earlier in a loss to the Florida Eels to come out with a 6-1-7 weekend. He has 18 points in nine games to lead the Jr. Blades.
Defense: Braeden Bzovey, Florida Eels
The second-year Eel who was a top blueliner for the Elite squad last year has already proven to be a leader at the Premier level as well. The ‘03 out of Winnipeg, Man., put up a goal and two assists to help the Eels win the first-ever USPHL Florida Cup Premier Championship. He scored the GWG in the Sunday championship game and blocked four shots on the weekend.
Goaltender: Duncan Rolleman, Florida Eels
Another veteran Eel, Rolleman (‘02/New Hamburg, Ont.) was in net for both wins in the Florida Cup, stopping 33 of 37 in the first game against Palm Beach and then shutting out the Tampa Bay Juniors in the title game with 25 saves. Overall, his 58 saves on 62 shots gave him a .935 save percentage for the weekend. Rolleman remains undefeated in regulation at 4-0-1-0 on the season with a .939 save percentage.
Forward: Wesley Crofoot, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
A third-year Premier veteran and second-year Jr. Cane, Crofoot (‘02/Owings, Md.) had himself a weekend against the Columbia Infantry, posting two goals and three assists to help the Jr. Canes continue to move up in the standings. Currently on a five-game winning streak, they stand at 9-4-0-0 and fifth in the ever-competitive Southeast Division. He has already matched last season’s output of 10 points.
Defense: C.J. Stucky, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
Stucky (‘02/Everett, Wash.), another Jr. Canes veteran, registered three assists as the North Carolina squad won their home-and-home series with South Carolina’s Columbia Infantry. Stucky led the way in ice time for his team (20:59 average per game) and blocked a pair of shots over the weekend as well. He has five assists through nine games.
Goaltender: Jadon Lee, Richmond Generals
The march of USPHL veterans continues, as Lee (‘02/Fulton, N.Y.) went 2-0 against the Virginia rival Hampton Roads Whalers. He stopped 59 of 61 shots over the weekend, giving up just one goal in each of the two contests. Lee is 8-1-0-0 with a .945 save percentage and 1.82 goals against average. Lee played the last two seasons with the Generals Elite program and helped them win the USPHL Elite National Championship in March.