USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: West Region

Games of Nov. 8-14


Northwest Division

(Summaries By Jonathan West) 

Forward: Tyler Hanson, Rogue Valley Royals

Center No. 13 Tyler Hanson is a hometown Medford, Ore., product for the Royals. He outclassed his Friday night four-point night with four goals and an assist on Saturday. Adding two assists on Sunday against Bellingham now puts Hanson in the Top 12 in league scoring with a two-point-per-game average.


Defense: Blaze Ebbinghaus, Rogue Valley Royals

USPHL Rookie Blaze Ebbinghaus moved to Southern Oregon from Summit High School in Breckenridge, Colo. Number 2 was solid on the blue line for the Crown over the weekend, with a goal and assist on Saturday night. Only one minor penalty was committed for Blaze during their three-game sweep at home.


Goaltender: Kai Rivas, Bellingham Blazers

Rivas is a 17-year-old league rookie in Bellingham from just on the other side of the Peace Arch, in Surrey, B.C. He held an over-.900 save percentage on the road in Oregon, facing 99 shots in two games. Rivas owns all of the Blazers wins this year.


Mountain Division

(Summaries by Brendan Price)

Forward: Dimitri Voyatzis, Ogden Mustangs

The Fountain Valley, Calif., product led the way for Ogden this weekend, finishing with five points (3 2-5) in two games. Voyatzis continues to be a major power play weapon, notching two of his three goals on the power play. His seven power play goals are good for third in the USPHL Premier as Voyatzis continues to climb the scoring charts in his second year with the ‘Stangs, with 28 points (12 16-28) through 18 games.


Defense: Max Edvardsson, Pueblo Bulls

Rookie defenseman Edvardsson is playing some of the best hockey of his junior hockey career, punctuating it with a six-point weekend (1-5-6) against the Provo Predators. The Swedish import had three consecutive multi-point games, capped off by his third goal of the season in Sunday’s 7-6 win over Provo. Edvardsson is now riding a career-high four-game point streak and leads all Bulls defenseman in points (14) and assists (11).


Goaltender: Charles-Anthony Barbeau, Northern Colorado Eagles

In his first action in nearly a month, Barbeau proved there was no rust in his return. The St- Remi, Que., product made 44 of 46 saves in the Eagles 3-2 shootout win in Ogden on Saturday and followed that up with another 23 saves in relief on Sunday against the Utah Outliers. Overall, Barbeau finished the weekend 1-1-0 with a 2.70 GAA and a .931 save percentage and is starting to return to his All-Star form that helped him win 20 games a year ago.


Pacific Division

(Summaries By Grace Mello)

Forward: Narek Aleksanyan, Las Vegas Thunderbirds

Aleksanyan (‘02/East Angus, Que.) continues to impress as he has slid into the No. 2 spot for points in the USPHL Premier. After earning 15 points this weekend, with an impressive 10 goals and five assists, he now has 52 points (29 goals, 23 assists) overall.


Defense: Nicholas Bonaldi, Las Vegas Thunderbirds

Bonaldi (‘03/Las Vegas, Nev.) has nearly doubled his points with the T-Birds in the 2021-2022 regular season. Assisting goals seems to be his forte as he earned himself six points this weekend, five of which were assists. So far this season he has 30 points with 25 assists and five goals.


Goalie: Conner Dumesnil, Bakersfield Roughnecks

Dumesnil (’04/Arizona) earned two wins for the Roughnecks this weekend. He picked up an 8-2 victory and a 4-1 victory over the opposing Lake Tahoe Lakers, for a weekend total of 59 saves on 62 shots. This brings his overall save percentage to .915.