Forward: Louis David, Rockets Hockey Club
David (‘04/Mountainside, N.J.) picked up eight points with a line of 1-7-8 over the four games at the USPHL Winter Showcase. He scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Palm Beach Typhoon, and also went 42-for-68 in faceoffs for a better than 60 percent success rate.
Defense: Collin Nolan, Jersey Hitmen
Nolan (‘04/Sloatsburg, N.Y.) is the leading scorer for the Hitmen for a reason. He posted five goals and one assist for six points in four USPHL Winter Showcase games, including a hat trick and an assist against Palm Beach. He also scored the shootout-clinching goal in a win against the Springfield Pics.
Goaltender: Matthew Carter, Jersey Hitmen
Carter (‘04/Florham Park, N.J.) started out the USPHL Winter Showcase weekend with a 33-save relief effort in which he gave up no goals in an eventual 2-0 Richmond win. He won his two starts, the first being a 31-save victory against an always tough Northern Cyclones side, and the second a shootout win in which he stopped 26 of 27 in 65 minutes and both shootout attempts by Springfield.
Forward: Nikolas Anestis, Boston Junior Bruins
Anestis (‘03/Boston, Mass.) had a huge weekend at the USPHL Winter Showcase, picking up three goals and two assists for five points in the three games he played. He scored the game-winner against the New York Aviators and finished with a 2-1-3 line. Overall, Anestis now has 19 points in 22 games of his first junior season.
Defense: Kevin Monahan, Bridgewater Bandits
The only other North team to get out of the Winter Showcase with points besides the Junior Bruins were the Bandits. They finished 1-2-1-0, and Monahan (‘02/Barnstable, Mass.) earned a goal and two assists for three points in his four games at the event in Marlborough, Mass. Defensively, the Bandits allowed 27 or fewer shots in three of their four games.
Goaltender: Grady Sullivan, Boston Junior Bruins
Sullivan (‘04/Kingston, Mass.) came out of the Winter Showcase with a win and a loss, though he gave up just three goals to a Florida Eels team that is among the top squads in the 20-team league. In the win, he stopped 24 of 26 New York Aviators shots to finish the weekend with 46 saves on 51 shots.