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NCDC Players Of The Week: Nov. 16, 2021

By USPHL Staff, 11/16/21, 7:30PM EST


North Division 

Forward: Manny Sanchez, Boston Advantage

Sanchez (‘01/Potsdam, N.Y.) had his best two-game stretch of his two-year NCDC career, posting a goal and two assists in each of two wins against the South Shore Kings and Northern Cyclones. It was his second and third time posting a 1-2-3 line this year, and first time stringing multi-point games together in his career. He and teammate Tony Achille are now tied for the lead in Advantage NCDC points since last year’s inaugural season at 38 apiece. 


Defense: Cam Partridge, South Shore Kings

Partridge (‘02/Wethersfield, Conn.) made a fantastic debut on Nov. 9, scoring a goal in their eventual 4-3 loss to the Advantage. He led all Kings defensemen with 66:28 in the three games since Nov. 9, and scored a huge goal for a 3-2 lead to help the Kings get a comeback 4-3 win on Nov. 14 against a Junior Bruins team that entered the third up 2-0. 


Goaltender: Brody Haynes, Twin City Thunder

Haynes (‘02/York, Pa.) suffered a loss, but that was only 1-0 to the Junior Bruins and he certainly did more than his fair share of work, stopping 46 of 47 shots. When the Thunder went to New Hampshire to face the Monarchs, he helped his team get the road 6-4 win with a 45-save performance on 49 shots.


South Division 

Forward: Dominiks Marcinkevics, Jersey Hitmen 

Three games into his return to the NCDC after one season away, the 2001-born Latvian already has 10 points! He was a true menace to the Rockets Hockey Club this past weekend, putting in three goals and adding five assists for eight points in just two games. His best game so far was the Friday matchup that saw him post a power play goal and four assists. 


Defense: Brandon Cimino, Jersey Hitmen

In the weekend sweep of the rival Rockets Hockey Club, the Bentley University recruit was huge with three assists over the two games. He also blocked three shots and was the defensive leader in ice time (24:23 per game). 


Goaltender: Derek Manzella, Connecticut Jr. Rangers

In a win, shootout loss and overtime loss, Manzella put together an outstanding .931 save percentage over the three-game series in Utica against the Jr. Comets. This included making a league-high 50 saves on 54 shots during the Saturday game. The next day, he stopped 36 of 40 for a victory. All told, he stopped 108 of 116 shots faced over an extremely busy three-game weekend.