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Players Of The Month: USPHL Premier / North Divisions

By Joshua Boyd /, 12/02/18, 9:45PM EST


Forward: Filimon Ledenkov, New York Aviators. 

Ledenkov was simply monstrous over the course of November, scoring 24 points in eight contests and moving into second in league scoring at the end of the month with 47 points, tied with his brother Arkhip. 

Filimon (‘99/Polotsk, Belarus) registered his 24 points over the course of seven games, as the Aviators spent much of November ranked first overall in the nation in the MYHockeyrankings Tier-3 chart. 

The Aviators are an offensive juggernaut, scoring on average per game this season 6.52 goals per game. They’ve also been strong defensively, giving up just 42 goals - it’s tough for opponents to get the puck from them when they’re scoring so much. 

Honorable Mention: Bryan O’Mara, Skipjacks Hockey Club; Gene Bouthiette, Springfield Jr. Pics. 


Defense: Trevor Dixon, Skipjacks Hockey Club. 

The Skipjacks have been picking up “W”’s on a very regular basis, going 9-0-1 in 10 games through the end of November. 

Helping them to average just 2.4 goals against per game by the end of the 11th month was the ‘98 defenseman Dixon, who was also a scoring machine. He scored 15 points over seven November games, registering at least one point in each of those, while helping his team stay defensively responsible. 

Dixon finished November in the top five of scoring by defensemen in the entire USPHL Premier Division, with 26 points in 17 games.  

Honorable Mention: Danylo Sukhonos, New York Aviators; John Wilson, Northern Cyclones. 


Goal: Raphael Provencher, Boston Bandits. 

On Nov. 30, something happened that had not happened in almost three months - Provencher took a regulation loss.

Overall in November, the 2000-born native of Drummondville, Que., went 8-1 and registered two shutouts. He finished the month with a .961 save percentage. 

In the USPHL Premier at the top of the ranks, it’s a two-man race as top goaltender between Provencher and the Cyclones’ Nick Howard. The two teams met on Dec. 2 and that matchup went the Cyclones way. 

Provencher has been at the head of the Bandits’ stifling defense that has only allowed 1.74 goals against per game this season thus far. The Bandits went on a 9-0 run just up to the final day of November. 

Honorable Mention: Nick Howard, Northern Cyclones; Jacob Hough, Skipjacks Hockey Club.