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USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: West Region

By USPHL Staff, 10/13/21, 4:00PM EDT

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Week of Oct. 13, 2021

Mountain Division

Forward: Thomas Soucy, Pueblo Bulls

The Bulls are on a 4-0 run after starting out 1-1 and have shown no signs of slowing down. Recently, the Pueblo Bulls took on the visiting Provo Riverblades in three home games and won all, with Soucy (‘03/Degelis, Que.) posting a pair of goals and three assists for five points. 

 

Defense: Austin Gipson, Pueblo Bulls

Gipson (‘02/Colorado Springs, Colo.) was a standout USPHL Elite defenseman last year, and here he is already making his mark in the USPHL Premier this season, illustrating the power of the USPHL Development Model. Gipson posted a goal and three assists in the three-game sweep of Provo. 

 

Goaltender: Savva Serdiuk, Ogden Mustangs

The 2004-born native Ukrainian came to the Mustangs by way of Georgia (the state), and has proven his mettle, especially with an overtime win in which he made 25 saves on 27 shots. Serdiuk is currently 3-0 on the season with a 1.79 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. 

 

Pacific Division 

Forward: Heath Mensch, Las Vegas Thunderbirds

The returning T-Bird, a locally-born ‘03, pushed his points per game average to two for the season (16 points in eight games) with a weekend performance of two goals and seven assists. 

 

Defense: Zach Stangness, Ontario Jr. Reign

Stangness (‘03/Strathmore, Alb.) posted a pair of assists and played strong defense all weekend long as the Jr. Reign swept the Long Beach Shredders. He currently has a goal and two assists for three points in seven games. 

 

Goaltender: Liam Donnelly, Las Vegas Thunderbirds 

Donnelly (‘03/Sherwood Park, Alb.) is a second-year USPHL Premier veteran and that showed itself in a 36-save performance to help lead his T-Birds to a road win at San Diego on Oct. 10. He is currently 2-1 with a .906 save percentage.