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USPHL Elite: North Region Players Of The Week

By USPHL Staff, 01/12/20, 11:00AM EST

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Forward: Alex Laglia, New York Aviators 

You never know when a player is going to break out, but it’s always welcome. That was the situation when Laglia (‘02/Fairfield, N.J.) posted three goals at the Winter Showcase. This included two goals - one shorthanded - against the Tampa Bay Juniors, and one more in the Aviators’ finale against the Florida Jr. Blades. He now has five points in 20 games. 

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Special mention goes to the Boston Junior Bruins’ O’Connor (‘03/Leominster, Mass.) was a huge contributor to a 2-2 run at the Winter Showcase. Over the course of the weekend, in the three games he played, O’Connor had four goals and two assists. 

 

Defense: Kevin Mikolanda, New York Aviators

Mikolanda (‘99/Smithtown, N.Y.) posted a hat trick and assisted on the game-winner by Daniel Yakushenka when the Aviators defeated the Florida Division-leading Florida Eels. The Eels are 25 points ahead of the Aviators in the overall standings. 

The win was a major shakeup and a huge boost for a team that is playing one of two Nationals spots available for the three Mid-Atlantic Division. 

 

Goaltender: Cameron Schnopp, Springfield Pics  

In a match-up of two teams dead even in the overall league standings, it was the Pics who defeated the Hampton Roads Whalers, thanks in part to a 24-save performance by Schnopp (‘02/Westfield, Mass.) The Pics took the 6-2 victory. 

He also went all the way to the overtime against the Potomac Patriots, making 32 saves on 36 shots. The Pics went 3-0-1-0 for the Winter Showcase.