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NCDC Players Of The Week: Feb. 28, 2020

By USPHL Staff/USPHL.com , 02/28/20, 6:30PM EST

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Dom Garozzo, Boston Junior Bruins 

Garozzo (‘00/Sewell, N.J.) joined the Junior Bruins in mid-January, bringing with him Tier-1 BCHL experience. He has shown his skills time and again with the Junior Bruins, posting a 6-5-11 line in 14 NCDC games so far. 

“He is an NCAA Division 1 prospect all day long,” said Head Coach Mike Anderson. 

Garozzo scored the overtime game-winner on Feb. 21 vs. the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, along with one other goal. .

He had two assists in the Junior Bruins’ Feb. 22 win over the Twin City Thunder, as well. 

 

Aidan Curran, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs

Curran makes goals happen, even if the puck isn’t always going into the net off his own stick. The ‘01 out of Dracut, Mass., and University of New Hampshire recruit, posted eight assists in the Monarchs’ three games between Feb. 19 and 23, including a season-high five assists (also a points high for the season) against the Twin City Thunder on Feb. 23.  

He had two straight assists on Feb. 21 against the Junior Bruins after the Junior Bruins had taken a 2-0 lead. Thus, he helped pave the way for an eventual overtime, where the Junior Bruins won. 

Since the 2018-19 NCDC Rookie Of The Year re-joined the Monarchs at the Christmas break from Tier-1 hockey in Canada, he has posted a 4-21-25 line in 19 games. 

 

Defense: Patrick Keegan, Jersey Hitmen 

The 2000-born Billerica, Mass., native was a key cog in helping the Hitmen to another weekend sweep, this time over the Rochester Monarchs. Keegan had a goal and added four assists for five points on the weekend, putting him at 25 points in 44 games on the season. 

Keegan also helped the Hitmen keep the shots against goalie Cam Fernandez down to just 26 on the whole weekend. Keegan is third in time on ice for the Hitmen (890:41 total, 19:12 per game), and he is leading the Hitmen in hits (63) and takeaways (472). 

 

Goaltender: Artur Ogandzhanyan, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs

Ogandzhanyan (‘00/Kharkov, Ukraine) posted 44 saves on 48 shots as the Monarchs pushed the Junior Bruins into overtime. He had also stopped 23 of 24 in the Monarchs’ win against the Thunder. 

Over three games, he stopped 85 of 94 shots, keeping busy for the Monarchs, playing in five of their last six games. He currently has a 12-11-2-0 record for the season, which he started with Twin City.