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USPHL 18U Players Of The Month: September 2019

By Joshua Boyd/, 10/07/19, 2:30PM EDT


Forward Of The Month: Johnny Wescoe, Skipjacks Hockey Club 

Now in his third season of USPHL Midget hockey, Wescoe remains above the point-per-game mark for his career with the Skipjacks (1.16 per game). Not only that, but he has helped the Skipjacks this year to a 5-1 record in USPHL play, and the No. 20 spot overall on the MYHockeyrankings’ 18U Tier-1 AAA charts. 

Wescoe was responsible for a couple of those victories, scoring two game-winners, all in regulation, not leaving anything to chance in extra time. 

Those two game-winners were half of his total goals, and he added seven assists for 11 points through six games this year.  


Honorable Mention

Dominic Chasse, Twin City Lightning

Matthew Zdanowicz, Jersey Hitmen 


Defenseman Of The Month: Willets Meyer, Twin City Lightning

The Lightning have certainly struck hard in the 18U Division in the early going. They went 5-0-0-1 in September, giving up points only in a shootout loss to Jersey Shore.

Along with their 11 points out of the gate, the Lightning also gave up just seven goals in six games. The defense, with Meyer (‘02/Freeport, Maine) at the forefront, have helped goalie Dekker Kiely to two shutouts early on, and he and fellow ‘keeper Ian Neureuther have seen only 22.16 shots per game on average. 

Offensively, Meyer was heads-up as well with a league-leading three goals and six points (among defensemen) in September. 


Honorable Mention

Jake Leibross, Jersey Shore Whalers

Richard Stoklosa, Skipjacks Hockey Club


Goaltender Of The Month: Hunter Thomas, Skipjacks Hockey Club

With former 18U goalie and UMass-Lowell recruit Aidan Harper having moved up to the Tier-1 game, that makes it Thomas’ time to shine. The ‘01 out of Schwenksville, Pa., has played in three games, and posted three donuts in the process. As expected, his 1.000 save percentage and 0.00 goals against average lead the USPHL 18U Division. 

He has posted shutouts of 20, 22 and 16 saves already this season, and now he prepares for the showcase spotlight granted by this weekend’s Hitmen Classic in Wayne, N.J., where the Skipjacks will play three league games as they try to add W’s to their 5-1 record and 20th overall ranking among all U.S. Tier-1 18U AAA teams. 


Honorable Mention

Dekker Kiely, Twin City Lightning

Chandler Cable, Jersey Shore Whalers

Jacob Jaslow, Northwood Prep