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USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: West Region

By USPHL Staff, 01/19/22, 10:15PM EST

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Week of Jan. 19, 2022

Mountain Division

Forward: Benjamin St-Onge, Pueblo Bulls

Yeah, two overtime winners in a row will typically get you a Player Of The Week nod, and that was certainly the case for the Bulls’ all-time leading scorer. St-Onge (‘01/Quebec City, Que.) scored the clinching goals in OT on Friday and Saturday nights to help the Bulls go 2-1 against the division-leading Utah Outliers. He now has 60 points in just 33 games this season and 132 in his two USPHL seasons. 

 

Defense: Bayly Fryfogle, Northern Colorado Eagles

Fryfogle (‘01/Chatham, Ont.) was money in the bank defensively and offensively for the Eagles in their big win against the Ogden Mustangs’ on the Mustangs’ home ice. He scored two goals - including the OT game-winner - and added an assist. He also had four hits and drew two opponent penalties over the course of the weekend. The second-year Eagles has 20 points in 28 games this year. 

 

Goaltender: Alex Timmons, Pueblo Bulls 

Timmons (‘02/Stillwater, Minn.) was in net for all three Bulls games over the weekend and really had his work cut out for him. He faced a total of 133 shots and gave up just five of those for a .962 save percentage on the weekend. He improved his overall save percentage to .913 over the eight games he’s played this season. 

 

Pacific Division

Forward: Tyler McNeil, Fresno Monsters

Two different opponents had no answer for McNeill, who is just torching his way through the Pacific Division. In just 19 games this season, he already has 49 points, with 10 of those coming this past weekend in lines of 2-2-4 and 3-3-6 against the Ontario Jr. Reign and San Diego Sabers, respectively. The ‘02 from Valencia, Calif., has seen his fair share of Tier II experience as well, including with the NCDC’s Philadelphia Hockey Club. 

 

Defense: Nick Bonaldi, Las Vegas Thunderbirds 

Bonaldi (‘03/Las Vegas, Nev.) had three assists in two of the T-Birds’ recent games against San Diego and Ontario, playing his first pair of games in five months, now recovered from a knee injury. He also led the team with a +5 over his first two games back. 

 

Goaltender: Anthony Bonaldi, Las Vegas Thunderbirds

The elder Bonaldi brother, a 2001-born (and also a hometown product), put together a pair of wins that saw him make 47 saves on 50 shots for a .940 save percentage in the wins against the Jr. Reign and Sabers.