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USPHL Elite Players Of The Week: South Region

By USPHL Staff, 10/07/21, 1:30PM EDT


Week of Oct. 7, 2021

Forward: Brayden Taylor, Hampton Roads Whalers

Taylor scored the Whalers’ only two goals in a 4-2 defeat against the Charlotte Rush, and the ‘03 local product and second-year Whaler from Virginia Beach, Va., currently has four points on the season. 


Defense: Benjamin Pearson, Charlotte Rush

Pearson (‘03) is clicking along at a point-per-game rate through eight games with four goals and four assists for eight points so far. He picked up a goal and two assists over the weekend as the Rush swept the Hampton Roads Whalers in a pair. 


Goaltender: A.J. Golden, Richmond Generals

Golden (‘04/Westhampton, N.J.) remains just as his surname would indicate, standing at 4-0 on the season - and he has not let any more than three goals past him in any contest yet. He stopped 32 of 34 shots against from Potomac for his latest victory. He has a 1.75 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. 


Florida Division

Forward: Bryson Uhrig, Tampa Bay Juniors

In a split weekend with two very different games, Uhrig (‘02/Orlando, Fla.) was equal to the task for all 120 minutes of play, registering four goals and adding two assists against the Florida Jr. Blades. He currently has nine goals and five assists for 14 points through nine games. 


Defense: Mathieu Rioux, Florida Eels

Though the Eels didn’t play over the weekend, they did have a midweek match-up against their rivals the Florida Jr. Blades on Sept. 29, a decisive win for the Eels. Rioux (‘02/Montreal, Que.) posted a goal and four assists in the victory, registering all of his offense thus far for this season. 


Goaltender: Jacob Mork, Florida Eels

Facing an Elite Jr. Blades team that went 4-0 in the Southeast Showcase just days earlier, Mork (‘02/Neenah, Wis.) turned away all but one of 34 shots in the midweek game. He stands at 3-0 with a 1.30 GAA and .962 save percentage, leading all Elite goalies with at least three games in net thus far.