The USPHL is proud to announce its 2020-21 USPHL Premier Pacific Division All-Stars as voted by the division’s coaches. Congratulations to all of these players in their future endeavors!
Listed below in alphabetical order:
Arik Altman, Las Vegas Thunderbirds (Forward ‘03 Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Altman played in 38 games this season, scoring 13 goals and racing up 33 points. Three goals and nine points came on power plays and Altman sat just 26 minutes for infractions himself.
Steven Avalone, Las Vegas Thunderbirds (Defense ‘00 Las Vegas, Nev.)
Another local talent, Avalone played in 33 games, scoring six goals, and collecting 26 points. Avalone scored one of his goals ands set up another seven with Vegas up a skater and he also added a goal and assist while shorthanded. He also led his team in takeaways (162).
Jackson Bauml, Fresno Monsters (Defense ‘01 Kindersley, Sas.)
Bauml appeared in 40 games for the Monsters, scoring eight goals and 23 points. Two goals and two assists came on power play chances and he added an assist while shorthanded. With 131 games, he is 11th all-time in that category for the Monsters organization.
Leon Biller, Fresno Monsters (Forward ‘02 Valencia, Calif.)
Biller played just 26 games with the Monsters, but that was enough to rack up 21 goals and 44 points, one of his goals a game-winner. Biller found the range for three goals and eight assists while on power plays and another three goals with a single assist while shorthanded. Biller was assessed just eight minutes in penalties this past season.
Anthony Bonaldi, Las Vegas Thunderbirds (Goalie ‘01 Las Vegas, Nev.)
Bonaldi carried a big part of the load in goal for the Thunderbirds this past season, going to the crease 22 times and putting up a record of 14-6-2-0. Bonaldi faced 923 shots on the season and posted a Goals Against Average of 3.42 with a Save Percentage of .919.
Nick Bonaldi, Las Vegas Thunderbirds (Defense ‘03 Las Vegas, Nev.)
A hometown defenseman, Bonaldi put his family name in good stead with the T-Birds last season, ahead of his brother’s arrival in net. He collected four goals and 27 points in 33 regular season contests. On power plays, Bonaldi notched two of his goals and added 10 assists, setting up another three while the Thunderbirds were killing off penalties.
Antoine Dumoulin, Fresno Monsters (Defense ‘00 Ste-Pierre-Les Becquets, Que.)
Dumoulin scored six goals and collected 24 points in 34 games with the Monsters. He scored once and set up another 10 on power plays. He finished second on the team in takeaways (148), just behind Bauml’s team-leading 176. Dumoulin had previous USPHL experience in Daytona before joining Fresno.
Jacob Gagnon, Fresno Monsters (Forward ‘02 Reedley, Calif.)
Gagnon played 35 games this past season, scoring 21 goals and collecting 46 points, three of his goals being game-winners. While up a skater, Gagnon scored eight times and collected 13 points, adding a couple assists while shorthanded.
Mihail Gavrilenko, Fresno Monsters (Forward ‘01 Astana, Kazakhstan)
Gavrilenko led the Monsters in points, scoring 23 goals and collecting 56 points in 35 games and two of the goals were game-winners. Gavrilenko was consistent on power plays, scoring seven goals and collecting 13 points and he also contributed three goals and a set up with the Monsters shorthanded.
Braden Husby, Las Vegas Thunderbirds (Forward ‘02 Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Husby played 28 games, scoring 17 goals, and notching 35 points with a game-winning tally included. He scored five times and picked up 12 points on Thunderbirds power plays.
Knute Loe, Fresno Monsters (Goalie ‘00 Cochrane, Alb.)
Loe went to the crease for 20 games this past season, putting together a record of 15-5-0-0 with a pair of shutouts. He kicked out all but 50 of the 619 shots he faced for a 2.66 Goals Against Average and a Save Percentage of .919.
Cory Mater, Anaheim Avalanche (Forward ‘01 Anaheim, Calif.)
Mater led his hometown team this past season with 16 goals and 34 points in 30 games. Two of Mater’s goals were game-winners and he set up five goals on power play chances while giving opposition just two minutes to take advantage of his discretions.
Nate Mohr, Las Vegas Thunderbirds (Forward ‘01 Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Mohr led the T-birds players in points, scoring 32 goals, including six game-winning markers and adding 39 assists in 40 games. Mohr was dominant on power plays, scoring 10 times and setting up another dozen and he also added a shorthanded goal.
Brock Oberle, San Diego Sabers (Forward ‘01 Canada)
Oberle joined after New Year’s Day and played 24 games for the Sabers but that was enough for him to lead the team offensively with 11 goals and 23 points, a huge shot in the arm for the Sabers. Four goals and seven points came on power plays for the Sabers and he also collected a shorthanded goal while sitting just three minor penalties in the box himself.
Trey Ponto, Las Vegas Thunderbirds (Defense ‘01 Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Another South Dakota product on the Thunderbirds, Ponto led T-Birds defensemen in scoring with 15 goals and 33 points including a game-winner in 38 games played. He scored six times and picked up 11 points on power play chances and added a goal and assist while shorthanded.
Keith Shenkel, Las Vegas Thunderbirds (Forwards ‘01 Brandon, S.D.)
Shenkel also played in 40 T-Bird contests, scoring 20 goals, including four game-winners and picking up 52 points. Shenkel notched three goals and set up another eight on power plays and added a goal and assist while shorthanded.
Anton Svensson, Fresno Monsters (Forward ‘00 Jonkoping, Sweden)
In 28 games, Svensson collected 25 goals and 45 points and five of his goals were game-winners. Svensson counted three goals and eight points on power plays and another three goals along with one helper while shorthanded.