Week of Oct. 12, 2023
Games of Oct. 3-9, 2023
Forward: Blake Botterill, Metro Jets
The ‘05 out of Clarkston, Mich., had a huge offensive weekend against the Decatur Blaze Elite squad, posting seven goals (including a 4-3-7 line in the first game) and four assists for 11 points in just two games. Botterill has also played in three games for the USPHL Premier’s MJDP squad this year.
Defense: Jack Squire, Motor City Gamblers
Squire, an ‘06, helped the Gamblers to a three-point weekend against the Chicago Cougars, as he registered five assists, with one coming on the game-tying goal in the eventual shootout loss on Saturday and in a last-minute goal in an eventual 3-2 defeat as the Gamblers clawed back in an attempt to tie the game. He also had an assist in the Gamblers’ 6-5 victory over the Metro Jets on Oct. 4.
Goaltender: Tyler Houle, Motor City Gamblers
Houle (‘07/Warren, Mich.) had an outstanding junior debut game as he stopped 38 out of 40 Chicago Cougars shots in the team’s Oct. 6 4-2 victory. Houle is a product of the Biggby Coffee AAA program and once represented Belle Tire at the prestigious Quebec International Peewee Tourament.
North American Prep Hockey League Spotlight Players
The College St-Jean-Vianney Black Vees were the only “NAPrep” League team in action over the past weekend, and a few CSJV players stood out at the Hitmen Classic in Wayne, N.J. The CSJV Black Vees return to USPHL action in November at the Islanders Hockey Club Showcase and in February at the Northern Cyclones Showcase.
Rocco Petreccia, Forward: The 2007-born forward posted three goals and four assists for seven points in four Hitmen Classic games.
Anthony Dupuis, Forward: A 2006-born native of L’Assomption, Que., was good for a goal-per-game average in New Jersey, posting four goals and adding two assists for six points in four games.
Noah Landry, Goaltender: The 2006-born native of Joliette, Que., ended up with a 0.33 goals against average and a .986 save percentage from his three appearances at the Hitmen Classic. He stopped 70 of 71 shots, giving up just one in three starts. Against the Jersey Hitmen, he made 25 saves on 26 shots. He stopped all 18 faced from the Elmira Impact and all 27 faced from the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders.