Matt Horan, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
Horan (‘01/Methuen, Mass.) has used his experience of having one 18U season under him already to help propel his Monarchs team to a winning record (8-5), especially after a tough pair of games against the CP Dynamo.
He scored two goals to help lift the Monarchs past the Dynamo 4-3 in overtime in their second meeting, after providing a goal in their earlier 3-1 win. Horan now has 12 points through 12 games this season.
Finnegan Sayers, Skipjacks Hockey Club
The Skipjacks, at 12-2-1-0, continue to be the leaders of the USPHL 18U Division. Sayers posted one goal and five assists over a busy three-game weekend. They had two games against the Northern Cyclones Academy Premier team and one more against the Junior Bruins.
His six-point performance included one goal and one assist in the second Cyclones Academy Premier game, followed by three helpers against the Junior Bruins.
Overall, they came out with a 2-1 record over the three days, and Sayers stands with 17 points in 14 games.
Defense: Liam Fenton, South Shore Kings
Fenton (‘02/Acton, Mass.) has been a huge help to the Kings, pushing them to a 3-1 month in USPHL play. He scored two points, including the game-winning goal, vs. the Cyclones Academy Elite team.
Liam is joined by his twin brother Aidan Fenton on the team, and both have moved up this year to 18U from the 16U.
Goaltender: Hunter Thomas, Skipjacks Hockey Club
We’re nine games in, and Thomas (‘01/Schwenksville, Pa.) has still not been beaten in a 51-minute regulation game. He posted his fifth shutout this season, stopping all 21 against him by the Cyclones Academy Premier team.
Against the Junior Bruins, he gave up two goals but the team got the 6-2 victory and he remains the only undefeated goalie in the 18U Division.