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NCDC Players of the Month: December 2020

By USPHL Staff, 01/11/21, 5:15PM EST

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Grant Porter, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 

Porter (‘02/Weston, Mass.) lit it up in December, collecting three goals and 12 points in just five games played. After kicking off the month with a five-assist game against the Cyclones on Dec. 2, Porter hit the scoresheet in four of the five contests. In another game against the Cyclones on Dec. 9, Porter scored twice, including the game-winner.

 

Daniel Ebrahim, Jersey Hitmen

Ebrahim (‘00/Brooklin, Ont.) notched five goals and 10 points in seven games with the Hitmen for an average of 1.43 points per game. Among the highlights for the month were a two-goal game, including the game-winner, and six points in a three-game sweep of the same Rangers. Ebrahim put up at least a point in six of the seven contests he played in. He also committed to Sacred Heart University during the month of December. 

 

Frankie Ireland, Boston Junior Bruins

Ireland (‘01/Easton, Mass.) played in six games in December, collecting five goals and two assists. Two of the goals, including one of his game-winners for the month, came in a win against the Boston Advantage on Dec. 20. The other game-winner came on Dec. 3 against South Shore Kings. Ireland has already racked up five GWG’s this season. 

A third-season veteran with the Bruins, Ireland’s 15 goals scored through 23 games so far this season already matches his total in 48 games last season.

 

Defensemen 

Zander LizotteNew Hampshire Jr. Monarchs

Lizotte (‘02/Scarborough, Maine) collected five assists in five games in December. He made his presence felt in his own end with an awesome 42 takeaways for an average of more than eight per game. His highlight game of the month may have been Dec. 9 against the Cyclones when Lizotte collected three assists.

 

Jack Pascucci, Boston Junior Bruins 

Pascucci (‘02/North Andover, Mass.) collected four assists for the Bruins in December, but his contributions didn’t all show up on the game sheet as he racked up a +10 rating for the month and he spread his points out well, riding a four-game points streak from Dec. 12-20. The 6’2, 170-pound defender ran his season total to a goal and seven helpers as he prepares to move on to UConn next fall.

 

Goaltender: T.J. SemptimphelterBoston Junior Bruins  

Semptimphelter (‘02/Marlton, N.J.) appeared in and won all six games the Bruins played in December, helping them move away from the North Division pack and stretch out their division lead. Facing 203 shots in the month, Semptimphelter was beaten just seven times for a dazzling 1.16 Goals Against Average and an awesome .966 Save Percentage. Half of Semptimphelter’s wins in the month came via shutout.