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USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: Midwest Region

By USPHL Staff, 10/28/20, 10:00PM EDT


Great Lakes 

Forward: Brandon Plummer, MHC

Plummer scored two goals and one assist, getting in on half of the offense when MHC defeated Wooster by a 6-5 score. 


Defense: Jarrett Henson, Toledo Cherokee

Henson scored the overtime game-winning goal when Toledo beat Metro in a battle of unbeaten teams on Friday evening. He also had two assists when Toledo defeated Wooster. He has been a plus player in all but one of his 11 games this year. 


Goaltender: Marcello De Antunano, Toledo Cherokee

De Antunano stopped 35 of the Jets’ 37 shots for the overtime win Friday, and came back with 24 saves in the W against Wooster. 


Midwest West

Forward: Sander Willard, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings

Willard just joined the Riverkings and had three goals and two assists over the weekend with two game-winning goals helping the Riverkings go 3-0-1 at the USPHL Midwest West Showcase. “Sander was also a physical presence and was a plus-6 over the four-game weekend,” said Head Coach Marty Quarters. 


Defense: Mason Fortin, Hudson Havoc

Fortin had four points on the weekend with one goal and three assists. He was a key piece for the Havoc in all areas of the game. He led Havoc on the weekend with 14 blocked shots. 


Goaltender: Vinny Castelletti, Minnesota Blue Ox

Castelletti went 2-0 at the Midwest West Showcase, defeating Hudson and Rum River. He ended with 55 total saves and a 2.86 goals against average for the weekend. 


Midwest East

Forward: Trey Peterson, Motor City Hockey Club 

Peterson scored a hat trick and added an assist to get in on all the offense in Motor City’s 4-1 game over the Midwest Blackbirds, all in his first junior game. 


Defense: Dylan Buttner, Chicago Cougars

Buttner notched his first goal at a crucial point in Saturday night’s 4-2 win over the Decatur Blaze. Buttner scored the game-winner for the Cougars and helped rally the team to a sweep on the weekend.  


Goaltender: Tanner Rusnak, Decatur Blaze

Rusnak turned aside 37 of 41 shots and kept his Blaze team in the hunt throughout their 4-2 defeat to Chicago on Saturday. “Tanner has been playing great all year,” added Head Coach Zac Pearson.