The USPHL is proud to announce the USPHL Elite North Division All-Stars for 2020-21, as voted on by the coaches. Best of luck to all of these players in their future endeavors on and off the ice!
Listed in alphabetical order:
Dominick Balboni, Springfield Pics (Defense ‘03 West Springfield, Mass.)
Balboni led the Pics on the scoresheet with 30 goals and 54 points in 38 games and five of his goals were game-winners. He picked up eight goals and 21 points on power plays with five shorthanded goals and Balboni was 1-for-3 in shootouts. Balboni’s 54 points were seventh all-time for a season for the Pics at this level.
Layne Brubaker-Egner, Islanders Hockey Club (Forward ‘02 Shorewood, Ill.)
Brubaker-Egner led the Isles on the score sheet, picking up 29 goals and 56 points in 41 games with two game-winners, one of them on the shootout goal he scored on four attempts. Six goals and 11 points came on power plays with a couple assists while shorthanded. His 56 points were the fourth-best in Islanders’ Elite history.
Michael Boschetto, Boston Junior Bruins (Forward ‘03 Framingham, Mass.)
Boschetto was the Juniors Bruins’ leading scorer with 21 goals and 34 points in 36 games, one of the goals a game-winner. He picked up a goal and six points on power plays and fired a pair of shorthanded markers as well.
Conner Dalton, Islanders Hockey Club (Forward ‘02 Raleigh, N.C.)
Dalton appeared in 30 games, picking up a dozen goals and 30 points with a game-winner. He picked up five assists on power plays and added a shorthanded goal.
Ryan Elleraas, Northern Cyclones (Defense ‘01 San Diego, Calif.)
Elleraas led the Cyclones defenders on the scoresheet with three goals and 25 points. All three goals came on Cyclones’ power plays along with eight assists and he also set up a shorthanded tally, sitting just 15 minutes in penalties on the season. He helped the Cyclones to the top overall winning percentage in the league (.857).
Grady Fagan, Northern Cyclones (Forward ‘01 Denver, Colo.)
Fagan scored 15 goals and collected 34 points in 23 games with the Cyclones. He scored three goal and added seven assists while giving the opposition few chances to retaliate with just eight minutes for infractions. With 72 career points, he is fifth all-time in Cyclones Elite history.
Marc Giordano, Northern Cyclones (Forward ‘01 Malden, Mass.)
In 28 games for the Cyclones, Giordano potted 15 goals and collected 32 points, two of his goals standing up as game-winners. Seven goals and 10 points came on power plays and Giordano added a shorthanded marker while also scoring on one of three shootout attempts.
Aiden Grabowski, Springfield Pics (Defense ‘04 Suffield, Conn.)
Grabowski played 27 games with the Pics, scoring four goals, and collecting 14 points with a game-winner. One of his assists came on a Pics’ powerplay. His play helped the Pics earn four wins against the Islanders and push the Cyclones to a shootout in their only matchup of 2020-21.
Terrell Hedley, Islanders Hockey Club (Defense ‘01 Raleigh, N.C.)
Hedley fired five goals and picked up 23 points in 37 games to lead all Islanders defensemen. One of his goals was a game-winner and Hedley fired a goal with three assists on power plays adding another helper while shorthanded.
Shu Inamura, Islanders Hockey Club (Forward ‘01 Castro Valley, Calif.)
Inamura scored nine goals and collected 37 points in 34 games with a game-winner for the Islanders. He set up three powerplay goals and was assessed just eight minutes in the sin bin himself. His 28 assists led the Islanders, who were fourth overall in winning percentage in the league.
Corey McNally, Islanders Hockey Club (Forward ‘01 Prior Lake, Minn.)
In 34 games, McNally put up 22 goals and 46 points with six game-winners. Three goals and five assists came on Islanders’ power plays and he added a shorthanded goal. He advanced from the Islanders’ 18U team of 2019-20, and it is likely he is not done moving up.
Matt Kennedy, Springfield Pics (Defense ‘01 Sewell, N.J.)
Kennedy scored a goal and collected 20 points in 39 games patrolling the blue line for the Pics. He picked a good time to score, his goal standing out as a game-winner and Kennedy also set up eight on Pics’ power plays.
Oliver King, Boston Junior Bruins (Forward/Defense ‘03 Worcester, Mass.)
King collected 11 goals and 27 points in 39 games for the Bruins. One of his goals and a couple assists came on power play chances and King also scored a shorthanded goal. He was the ultimate “I’ll play anywhere” skater for his team, playing regularly at both forward and defense throughout the season.
Marc L’Heureux, Northern Cyclones (Forward ‘02 Manchester, N.H.)
L’Heureux had 15 goals and 29 points in 27 games played with the Cyclones with four game-winning markers. He notched two goals and an assist on power plays and scored another while shorthanded while sitting just 14 minutes for penalties.
Gage Lonergan, Bridgewater Bandits (Defense ‘03 East Bridgewater, Mass.)
Lonergan scored seven times and picked up 20 points and one of his goals was a game-winner. Two goals and seven points came on power plays and Lonergan set up a shorthanded goal while sitting just 16 minutes in penalties himself.
Jake Romney, Boston Junior Bruins (Goalie ‘01 Winter Garden, Fla.)
The Bruins sent Romney to the crease 28 times in the regular season and his record was 14-8-1-3 with three shutouts. He stopped all but 70 of 953 shots for a Goals Against Average of 2.79 and a .927 Save Percentage. He was called upon to make at least 40 saves in a game six times, winning three (twice against the Islanders) and losing one in OT, also to the Islanders.
Samuel Romney, Junior Bruins (Defense ‘03 Winter Garden, Fla.)
With King pulled up often at forward, Romney was the stable scorer from the blue line, scoring eight goals and picking up 19 points for the Bruins. Two of his goals were game-winners. He fired a goal and added five assists on power plays and sat just 20 minutes for infractions himself.
Jack St. Pierre, Bridgewater Bandits (Forward ‘01 Brunswick, Maine)
St. Pierre scored 13 goals and collected 23 points in 27 games with the Bandits. He contributed three goals and five points on Bandits’ power plays and added another goal while shorthanded.
Cainan Stevenson, Northern Cyclones (Forward ‘01 Denver, Colo.)
Stevenson led the Cyclones on the scoresheet with 21 goals and 35 points in just 28 games, including three game-winning goals, one of them when he scored on his only shootout attempt of the season. Stevenson scored three times and added five assists on Cyclones’ power plays with another goal scored while shorthanded.
Mike Varveris, Islanders Hockey Club (Goalie ‘00 Denver, Colo.)
Varveris went to the blue paint 18 times in the regular season and posted a record of 14-3-1 with a pair of shutouts. Beaten just 48 times on 668 shots, Varveris held a Goals Against Average of 2.75 and his Save Percentage was .928, one year after finishing with a .927 in 17 games, so talk about consistency! He went 7-0 out of the gate and won 10 of his first 11 appearances.
Matthew Warrington, Islanders Hockey Club (Defense ‘02 Merrimack, N.H.)
Warrington scored three goals and picked up 21 points in 39 games for the Islanders. He picked up four assists on Islander power plays and another assist with his team shorthanded. Warrington scored a game winner with a shootout goal on one of his two attempts.