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USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: North Region

By Joshua Boyd / USPHL.com, 10/21/21, 10:00AM EDT

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Week of Oct. 21, 2021

New England Division 

Forward: Cameron Martin, Boston Advantage

Martin (‘02/Georgetown, Mass.) posted almost half of his total eight points in a single 5-4 loss to the South Shore Kings on Oct. 14, by putting up 2-1-3 in that single outing. 

 

Defense: Alex Hoitt, Bridgewater Bandits

Hoitt (‘02/East Bridgewater) is a career Bandit, who jumped up from two years of USPHL 16U hockey to the last three years in the Premier. He scored two assists and he was a +4 over a pair of victories. 

 

Goaltender: Brett Tome, Twin City Thunder

Tome (‘01/Hartland, Mich.) is a second-year Premier player, and he made his debut for the Thunder on Oct. 16 in a decisive win over the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs. He made 31 saves on 33 shots to collect his first “W” of the season. 

 

Atlantic West Division

Forward: Chris Curtis, Utica Jr. Comets

Curtis (‘01/Charleston, S.C.) has plenty of mileage in the USPHL, having begun playing in the league at the 18U level in 2018-19. He was also part of the former Charleston Colonials team that played in the Elite Championship Game last spring. Most recently, in his first season with Utica, he has been a big-time playmaker. Most recently, he posted three assists in an Oct. 17 victory against the Hitmen - his second multiple assist game of the year. He was also +4 for the weekend. 

 

Defense: Ryan Cunningham, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights

Cunningham (‘03/North Wales, Pa.) acclimated himself very well to his first weekend in the Premier, after already having lots of success with the 14-1 Elite squad. He scored his first Premier goal and defensively helped the Knights improve to a 9-0 in their inaugural Premier season. 

 

Goaltender: Cameron Manley, Utica Jr. Comets

Another player making a fantastic debut in the USPHL Premier, Manley (‘03/Whitesboro, N.Y.) stopped 34 of 35 shots against the Jersey Hitmen on Oct. 17, good for a .971 save percentage and his first junior win. 

 

Atlantic East Division 

Forward: Ross Jaldung, New York Aviators 

After a 56-point season last year that ultimately helped the Aviators return to the National Championship tournament, Jaldung is back and maybe even better this year. He is off to a start of 13 points in six games, including a two-goal, three-assist game against the New York Aviators on Oct. 17. 

 

Defense: Andrew St. Julian, Rockets Hockey Club

St. Julian (‘01/Oregon, Ohio) picked up a goal and an assist in the Rockets’ most recent win to help keep them undefeated at 8-0. The second-year Rocket is also leading the Rockets defense in plus-minus (+7) on the season. 

 

Goaltender: Michael Marino, New York Aviators

Marino (‘02/Staten Island, N.Y.) picked up the 24-save shutout against the Connecticut Jr. Rangers on Oct. 13 to earn his first victory of the season. He has helped the Aviators off to a 5-1-1 start overall.