Congratulations to this trio of Players Of The Week from the Florida and Southeast Divisions of the USPHL Elite.
Forward: Matt Lawhon, Charlotte Rush
A Rush team that was already on a 6-0 run before they reached the USPHL Winter Showcase got even stronger with the return of Lawhon (‘02/Charlotte, N.C.)
He had played one game with the Elite team in October, but was on board with the team for the entire Winter Showcase and he absolutely lit up the New England Sports Center. With his 4-5-9 line, the Rush extended their already amazing winning streak by four more victories to currently stand with a 10-0 undefeated streak.
Lawhon did the most damage in Game 1 for the Rush, when he posted a pair of goals and assists for four points against the Rockets Hockey Club. He also had a 1-2-3 line against the New York Aviators and a goal and assist against the Hitmen. In five Elite games, he has 11 points. He has also seen 23 games with the Premier Division’s Rush this season.
Defense: Fisher Hall, Potomac Patriots
Hall (‘01/Fairfax, Va.) was in on all four goals in the Patriots’ overtime win over the Springfield Pics, coming back from being down by three goals. He collected three assists and the game-winning goal - his first of the season - in overtime.
He also had a goal in the Patriots’ overtime win against the Rockets Hockey Club, finishing the Boston Showcase with two goals and three assists for five points and helping the team go 2-2. Overall, he has a goal and seven assists for eight points in 27 games in this, his third season with the Patriots organization.
Goaltender: Jared Cable, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
Welcome back to the USPHL, Jared Cable! A key member of the Richmond Generals’ run to the USPHL Elite championship last year, Cable has returned. He’s just a little further south this year, in Wake Forest, N.C., suiting up for the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes. In his first action with the Jr. Hurricanes, he put up two big wins at the USPHL Winter Showcase. He stopped all 34 shots he faced against North region teams, posting two shutouts to begin his 2019-20 season.