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USPHL Premier Players Of The Week: South Region

By USPHL Staff, 01/20/22, 11:45AM EST

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Week of Jan. 20, 2022

Florida Division

Forward: Adam Gaudet, Florida Eels

Gaudet (St. Donat, Que.) scored a pivotal first goal to even up the score at 1-1 in what ended as an eventual 3-2 shootout victory for his team against the rival Florida Jr. Blades. The next day, he also earned an assist on the first goal against the Palm Beach Typhoon. He also co-led his team with a +2 rating on the weekend, posted one hit and blocked one shot. The second-year Eel has 28 points in 29 games. 

 

Defense: Artjoms Kadnikovs, Tampa Bay Juniors

Kadnikovs (‘03/Riga, Latvia) posted a goal as the Juniors were able to defeat the host Atlanta MadHatters 6-2 in what turned out to be a single-game trip due to weather conditions. Three of his four shots in the game were on target, and he was second in ice time in the game at 20:37. Kadnikovs has 11 points in 20 games this season, his first in North America. 

 

Goaltender: Blake Mons, Tampa Bay Juniors

Mons (‘02/Charleston, S.C.) is a third-year Premier goalie enjoying success in his new home in Tampa. Most recently, he put up 24 saves in the defeat of Atlanta. He has given up just three total goals in his first three starts of 2022, which included a 30-save shutout of the Mountain Division-leading Utah Outliers at the USPHL Winter Showcase. Overall, Mons is 12-5-0-0 for the season.

 

Southeast Division

Forward: Dalton Wright, Charlotte Rush

The Union College commit Wright (‘02/Hamburg, N.Y.) just recently joined the Rush and has already made a huge impact. He scored two goals in his second game, the first of a two-game series with Potomac, and then added a goal and an assist in the second game against the Patriots, including the GWG. 

 

Defense: Max Bronstine, Charlotte Rush

Bronstine (‘02/Toronto, Ont.) registered assists on all three goals as the Rush held the Hampton Roads Whalers goalless in a 3-0 Charlotte win to start a three-game weekend. In the Saturday-Sunday series against Potomac, this Arizona State University commit also had an assist, and he was a +6 over all three games. He has 13 points in 18 games with Charlotte this year, and has also played eight games with the NCDC Jersey Hitmen this season. 

 

Goaltender: Logan Gorbitz, Richmond Generals

Gorbitz (‘01/Superior, Colo.) won his ninth and 10th games of this, his first USPHL Premier season - and his fifth and sixth in a row dating back to Dec. 17 - by giving up just one goal in 120 minutes against a strong Carolina Jr. Hurricanes squad. Gorbitz stopped 56 of 57 shots over the weekend including a 33-save shutout of the Jr. Canes for the weekend sweep.