Forward: Andrey Levushkin, Connecticut Jr. Rangers
Levushkin (‘01/Varna, Bulgaria) is a returning Jr. Ranger who scored twice in the Jr. Rangers’ first win of the season, including the game-winner. “He picked up a loose puck in front of the net, spun around and lifted it over the sprawled out goalie. For his second of the night, after a nice play through the neutral zone, he was found driving the net and redirected a puck over the goaltenders right leg for an early 2-0 lead,” said Jr. Rangers Head Coach Jim Henkel.
Against the Rockets Hockey Club one night later, “He [was] the beneficiary of some great forechecking and on-ice awareness. With a hard forecheck from Wyatt Pastor, he made a heady pass to Andrey coming down the middle of the ice. Andrey buried the puck top glove for the Rangers’ opening goal of the game.”
Defense: Joey Potter, Twin City Thunder
This ‘03-born Los Angeles, Calif., native has been a heart-and-soul player for the Thunder for two seasons now. In the team’s 4-2 win over the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, Potter potted the opening goal, and over the two games - including an earlier loss to New Hampshire - he posted a +1 and played 24 shifts a game for a 21:33 minutes per game average. He also averaged seven takeaways and seven breakouts per game for those two contests.
Goaltender: Chase Clark, Jersey Hitmen
After watching his creasemate Damon Beaver set NCDC records left and right out of the gate, Clark (‘02/Williamsville, N.Y.) was able to show how good he is when he was put into the net for the battle of two undefeated (in regulation) teams - the Hitmen and Rockets Hockey Club. Clark stopped 43 of 44 shots put on by a then 9-0-1 Rockets squad. This included stopping all 18 shots in the second period alone.
This was Clark’s second start, as he also defeated Utica stopping 32 of 34 shots on Oct. 30.