Forward: Roman Wolynec, Bellingham Blazers
The Blazers were led in their first USPHL weekend by the ‘05 forward from nearby Langley, B.C.. He posted a goal and three assists for four points in his first two games against Seattle.
Defense: Joel Lyrintzis, Seattle Totems
Lyrintzis (‘03/Snohomish, Wash.) led all skaters in the two games of the Bellingham-Seattle series last weekend with a goal and four assists for five points. A veteran of high-level Midget AAA hockey with teams in Wenatchee and Everett, he scored the first game-winning goal in Seattle’s USPHL history in a 6-2 victory on Sept. 16, the Totems first game and win in the league.
Goaltender: Felix Flodman, Seattle Totems
The ‘03 Swede made a fantastic North American debut with 47 stops on 49 Bellingham shots in the Totems’ historic 6-2 victory on Sept. 16.
Forward: Nathan Compton, Long Beach Shredders
Making his debut in the USPHL Premier, Compton (‘03/Lakewood, Calif.) helped his team
to a Sunday evening victory over Bakersfield. Not only did he have the game winning
goal Sunday, but he finished the weekend with a total of four points off two goals and two
Defense: Emile Rodrigue, Bakersfield Roughnecks
Transitioning from California high school hockey to the USPHL, Rodrigue (’04/Chicoutimi, Que.) has shown what he’s got in the first weekend of play against Long Beach. He comes away with three points including two goals and one assist. One of those goals was the OT game-winning goal in the first-ever Roughnecks game and win.
Goalie: Connor Dumesnil, Bakersfield Roughnecks
From Arizona to California, Dumesnil (’04) was in net for two of the three games for Bakersfield during their season debut vs Long Beach. He was able to finish with 43 saves in Game 1 and 56 saves in Game 3 for a total of 99 saves, going 1-1 for the weekend.
Forward: Kelton Bradshaw, Northern Colorado Eagles
Bradshaw opened his junior hockey career with a bang, scoring four goals as part of the Eagles’ opening defeat of Idaho Falls during their season opener on Sept. 16. The Fort Collins, Colo., picked up another goal and an assist in his second game. The rookie finished the weekend with seven points (5-2-7) in only two games.
Defense: Evan Wammes, Northern Colorado Eagles
Wammes was a huge weapon for the Eagles last season and he picked up right where he left against Idaho Falls. The third-year Eagle potted five points (2-3-5) and four blocked shots in the first two games of the season. One of the two goals he scored was the game-winning goal on Saturday that helped key NoCo towards their 8-2 victory in the second game of the series.
Goaltender: Charles-Anthony Barbeau, Northern Colorado Eagles
The returning All-Star Barbeau certainly set the tone in the season opener between the pipes. The second-year starter made 26 saves on 27 shots to solidify the Eagles’ crease over the weekend as one-third of the goaltending trio that led to a NoCo sweep. Going 1-0-0 with a .964 save percentage is not a bad way to open up a campaign.