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NCDC Players Of The Week: Feb. 18, 2021

By USPHL Staff, 02/18/21, 5:15PM EST

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(Games of Feb. 10-17)

Forward: Frankie Ireland, Boston Junior Bruins

The five-year Junior Bruin and USPHL veteran Ireland (‘01/Easton, Mass.) is the NCDC’s third all-time leading and top active goal-scorer with 55. He added four over the past week to set his league-leading season total at 28 on the season. This includes a 3-3-6 performance against North Division rival New Hampshire and another goal and assist vs. a Utica team that went 11-9-1 at Hub City Tampa. 

 

Defense: Brandon Cimino, Jersey Hitmen

The Bentley University commit was all over opponents’ business the past week - not only did he score an amazing goal and seven assists for eight points from the blue line, he also put his body in front of a team-leading five shots. Cimino (‘01/New Rochelle, N.Y.) became the league’s leading scorer among defensemen with a line of 4-25-29 in 39 games. 

 

Goaltender - Tie

Joe Sharib, Connecticut Jr. Rangers

The Union College commit picked up three more wins to extend his winning streak to a season-best seven games. His recent performances and streak have pushed him into the top 10 of all league goaltenders after originally joining the league just ahead of Hub City Tampa. Sharib (‘01/Natick, Mass.) started the week with a 21-save win against a South Shore Kings team that was red-hot throughout the Hub. Next up was a 27-save win against Twin City, including big saves from in tight. He ended with 20 saves in a win against the Islanders Hockey Club. 

 

Damon Beaver, Jersey Hitmen

The all-time leader in career and single-season shutouts (seven), Beaver earned that seventh blanking on Feb. 13, stopping all 28 shots faced from the Northern Cyclones. He also had recent wins against the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (28 saves) and Boston Advantage (26 saves). The 2001-born native of Whitby, Ont., is second in NCDC save percentage with a .941 mark, and also second in goals against average with a 1.68 goals against average.