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Players Of The Month: USPHL Premier Division/Southern Divisions

By USPHL Staff, 01/02/19, 7:15AM EST

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Forward: Brandon Osmundson, Hampton Roads Whalers. 

After a relatively quiet November of only four games, the Whalers were back at full steam through December, playing eight games and registering 21 points in that time. 

The Utica College recruit from Chesapeake, Va., has been the leading scorer for nearly the entire USPHL Premier season, and his big December put him at 25 goals and 44 assists for 69 points through just 29 games. That gives him a nine-point lead over his closest competition.  

Osmundson has a 28-game scoring streak going, and he scored goals in seven of his eight December games. 

 

Honorable Mention: John Moncovich, Hampton Roads Whalers; Matthew Jahn, Charlotte Rush. 

 

Defense: Austin Mourar, Richmond Generals. 

The Generals are a rising force in an already crowded Southeast Division full of power, alongside Hampton Roads and Charlotte. It has been an eternity (i.e. Nov. 3) since the Generals last lost in regulation, going 9-0-2 since then. 

The Generals have let in just 2.37 goals per game this season and Mourar (‘99/Spring City, Pa.) was a part of this stifling defense. In December, they held an average of less than two goals per game. 

Mourar scored 10 points in his eight December games, with all of those coming in the first six contests. Mourar scored 35 points in 30 overall games, good for fourth in the league among defensemen. 

 

Honorable Mention: Aaron Szalankiewicz, Atlanta Jr. Kings; Adam Penc, DME Swamp Rabbits. 

 

Goal: Alec Lindberg, Hampton Roads Whalers. 

Strong up front, strong through the defense and strong in goal. This is the profile of the league-leading Hampton Roads Whalers. 

Lindberg went 2-0-0-1 for the Whalers during the month of December. In his three appearances, over 165 minutes in net, Lindberg (‘98/Bedford, N.H.) gave up one goal and registered two full shutouts. 

In the Whalers’ Dec. 16 shootout loss, Lindberg stopped 30 of 31 shots in regulation and four of six shootout attempts. Overall, Lindberg is tied for third with 13 wins, and in goals against average at 1.38, and he is tied for fourth in save percentage at .951. 

 

Honorable Mention: Blake Bjella, Hampton Roads Whalers; Conan Hayton, Richmond Generals.