Congratulations to this trio of Players Of The Week from the Florida and Southeast Divisions of the USPHL Elite.
Forward: Pontus Sjoberg, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
Watch out, Charlotte and Richmond, the Jr. Hurricanes are coming on strong. At 6-0-1 in their last seven, they have proven that they can hang with the best in the USPHL Elite Division. Over the last weekend, the Jr. Hurricanes defeated the Generals and took an overtime loss.
Sjoberg (‘02/Donisjo Ornst, Sweden) had a goal in the 4-3 OT loss on Saturday, and he came back a day later and scored one goal and two assists for three points. This included an assist on the shorthanded game-winner by Nolan Tabraham, and the insurance goal.
He now has 19 points in 23 Elite games, and he has also played in nine Premier games with the Jr. Hurricanes this year, registering one assist.
Defense: Kevin Holman, Tampa Bay Juniors
Holman has come home, returning to the Juniors on Jan. 11 with a two-goal, one-assist effort as the Juniors defeated the Charleston Colonials in overtime - Holman assisted on the OT goal.
Holman (‘01/Tampa, Fla.) was with the University of Central Florida ACHA team for 17 games before coming back to the Juniors. A major part of the Elite runner-up team last season, Holman is working to help the Juniors try to overtake the Florida Eels for first place in the Florida Division. The Juniors are just four points back of the Eels.
Goaltender: Jac Lymn, Charlotte Rush
The ‘01 from Charlotte has been on a tear recently, winning each of his last four games stretching from Dec. 8 to Jan. 12. Most recently, it was a 32-save effort on 33 shots by Hampton Roads for the win in an always tough rivalry match-up.
Lymn is now 8-3-0-0 with a 2.76 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.