Congratulations to this week's class of Players Of The Week from the Southeast and Florida Divisions of the USPHL Premier.
Forward: Tristan Roost, Florida Jr. Blades
The returning '00 from Fort Myers, Fla., scored the game-winning goal in the Blades' season-opening 2-0 win over Tampa Bay. The next night against the Juniors, Roost scored one goal and two assists, factoring in on all of his team's points.
Defense: Cullen Rush, Atlanta Jr. Kings
A third-year member of the Kings, the '00-born Alexandria, Va., resident scored the overtime game-winner in Game 1 of the Kings' season against the Carolina Eagles. His size (6-2, 210) and veteran presence have helped the Kings pick up wins in each of their first two weekends.
Goal: Patrik Lietava, Florida Jr. Blades.
The 2000-born Slovakian who cut his teeth last year with the Blades' Elite team is back and has already registered his first shutout of the season, a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Juniors.
Methodology: The Players Of The Week for the South Divisions are nominated and selected by a committee of coaches from within those divisions.