Forward Of The Month: Jared Fisher, Fort Wayne Spacemen
A returning USPHL Premier player, Fisher (‘00/Fort Wayne, Ind.) has been unstoppable early on. In just three - count ‘em, three - games with the new Spacemen, he has already registered 16 points.
The majority of his eight goals have been scored in the high-traffic areas between the faceoff circles. Not only does he lead in overall points, he has also been the No. 1 power play man in the league with three goals and four assists with the man-advantage. He also leads the Spacemen in average shots per game with 13, and more than 65 percent of his shots taken are on target.
Jasa Jenko, Chicago Cougars
Matt Gilbert, Toledo Cherokee
Defenseman Of The Month: Jesper Svadang, Metro Jets
Svadang (‘99/Falun, Sweden) started his October in China, as the Jets returned to the Bauer Junior World Cup. Before he left, he and his Jets teammates played four games at the USPHL South Showcase in Hampton Roads, Va., going 2-2 there.
The Jets are tied for the Great Lakes Division lead with 10 points off a 5-2 record. They have also been outscoring teams nearly 3-1, giving up just 11 goals over that stretch. Svadang has jumped out immensely in his first North American season, registering three goals and three assists for six points. Defensively, he and his teammates have let up just 22.1 shots per game, and he leads the team in shorthanded time, helping towards a division-leading 96.7 PK percentage.
Tyler Duderstadt, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Jordan Stear, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings
Goaltender Of The Month: Kai Tomita, Pittsburgh Vengeance
Five games into the season, the Vengeance still had not lost in regulation time, starting 2-0-1-2. At that, Tomita (‘99/Japan) has not lost even in 65 minutes of action, falling only once in the shootout, where he gave up one goal in five Toledo attempts.
Tomita faces on average more than 27 shots per game, and has stopped 79 of 83 shots while the game clock is running. He earned a 17-save shutout in his first-ever USPHL game against Buffalo on Sept. 14.
Will Augustine, Metro Jets
Jack Bostedt, Minnesota Mullets
Maximillian Haselbacher, Minnesota Moose