Congratulations to these Players Of The Week representing the Midwest West, Midwest East and Great Lakes Divisions of the USPHL Premier.
Forward: Max Wigfield, Hudson Havoc
Wigfield (‘99/Sheffield, U.K.) is a recent commit to Chatham University for a reason - he just plays big when the time is right. In a tight division like the USPHL Premier’s Midwest West, the time is always right for a big game.
The most recent spotlight was shining during the USPHL Winter Showcase in Marlborough, Mass., where the vast majority of the 51-team USPHL Premier was all together under one massive roof.
“Max had a huge showcase weekend in Boston with six points [four goals, two assists],” said Havoc Head Coach Brett Wall. “Max's strong play over the last two showcases allowed him to make a commitment to NCAA Division III Chatham University.”
Jesper Svadang, Metro Jets
The Jets’ two-time Midwest Player Of The Month might be trying for a third, as he was all over the scoresheets during the Jets’ Winter Showcase stand. Overall, Svadang (‘99/Falun, Sweden) scored two goals and four assists for six points, doing his part all over the ice against tough competition from the North and South regions. They hope the grinder they went through in Marlborough will help them prepare for the playoffs which begin in late February.
Dominique Posch, Pittsburgh Vengeance
The Vengeance went 3-1, one of the most successful stands of any USPHL Premier teams from the Midwest. After an initial 4-2 loss to the Richmond Generals, they went 3-0 the rest of the way, giving up only four goals in the final three games.
Posch (‘99/Zurich, Switzerland) was key to all of the victories, scoring three goals and two assists, and keeping two Vengeance opponents to under 25 shots apiece. Posch, who has played 18 NCDC games with the Rochester Monarchs, has six points in seven USPHL Premier games for the Vengeance.
Goaltender: Ethan Haglund, Minnesota Blue Ox
Haglund (‘02/Prior Lake, Minn.) was certainly a presence in net for the Blue Ox, helping them earn the three points they picked up at the Winter Showcase through a win over Charleston and an overtime loss to Springfield.
Haglund stopped 51 of 55 shots in the two games to capture the points, including stopping 32 of 33 shots by the Colonials to get the W there. Haglund is currently 5-3-0-1 with a 2.64 goals against average on the season.