Congratulations to this week’s NCDC Players Of The Week!
Forward: Antoine Belisle, New Jersey Hitmen.
Belisle (‘98/St-Bruno, Que.) bridged January and February with five points over two games, including a game-winning goal against another top four team in the Connecticut Jr. Rangers.
He had two total goals and one assist against the Rangers, and a goal and two more assists in a Jan. 30 win over the New Jersey Rockets.
He enters the second week of February on a four-game point streak, in which he’s earned eight points.
Defense: Gregory McGunigle, Syracuse Stars.
McGunigle (‘99/Melrose, Mass.) was vital to the Stars sweep of the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders this weekend. His two power play goals, along with an assist on Saturday, helped lead the Stars to an 8-7 victory. McGunigle followed that up with two more assists on Sunday in the 6-3 win.
McGunigle leads all Stars defensemen with 16 points and is also tied for the league lead with seven power play goals.
Goal: Riley Sims, Northern Cyclones.
Sims (‘00/Edmonton, Alb.) was a busy man this past weekend in a home-and-home series with the
He played a total of 86 minutes, three seconds in two days. On Saturday, he came in for 26:03 to make 19 saves on 19 shots on Saturday for the first of two straight Cyclones wins.
The next night, he got the start and turned away another 30 of the 32 shots he faced for the second win and a .961 save percentage for the weekend.
Sims joined the Cyclones in December, and with a 2.46 goals against average and a .926 save percentage in his 341 minutes, he has the best stats among goalies with less than 720 minutes played.