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USPHL Elite Players of the Week: South Region

By USPHL Staff, 02/20/21, 11:15AM EST

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(Games of Feb. 11-18)

Florida Division

Forward

 

Dawson Hendrick, Atlanta Mad Hatters 

Hendrick (‘03/Warm Springs, Colo.) helped the Mad Hatters grab a win in the finale of a three-game set with the Florida Junior Blades, scoring two goals, including the game winner and adding a couple assists.

 

Defense

 

Matthew Walters, Florida Jr. Blades 

Walters (‘02/Chesterfield, Mo.) turned in a solid defensive effort and contributed a goal in the middle game of three at the Atlanta Mad Hatters, contributing in his own end in a 5-0 shutout win.

 

Goaltender

 

Zach Humphrey, Florida Jr. Blades

Humphrey (‘02/Naples, Fla.) played in all three weekend games for the Blades at Atlanta, winning the first two and posting a 32-save shutout in the middle game. In all, Humphrey stopped 89 of 97 shots.

 

Southeast Division

Forward

 

Blake Vaca, Charlotte Rush

Vaca (‘00/Wood Dale, Ill. ) helped the Rush to a three-game sweep on the road against the Potomac Patriots, scoring five goals and four assists in the series.

 

Defense

 

T.J. Ranone, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes 

Ranone (‘00/Aurora, Colo.) helped the Junior Canes take two of three in a home-and-home three-game weekend with the Hampton Roads Whalers. Ranone picked up a goal and assist in both the first and final games of the weekend, both Hurricane wins.

 

Goaltender

 

Jaxson Verska, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes  

Verska (‘03/Cary, N.C,) picked up wins Friday and Sunday against the Hampton Roads Whalers, improving his season record to 15-3.