Games of Sept. 8-24
Forward: Kevin Rosello, Tampa Bay Juniors
The ‘03 native of nearby New Port Richey, Fla. produced five goals in just his first two games of the season and can certainly be counted on for more this year. He rang up his first two goals on Sept. 15 and the next day added a hat trick and an assist for a total of six points thus far.
Defense: Brinson White, Florida Jr. Blades
A returning ‘06 defenseman, White (Media, Pa.) scored three assists over a three-game series against the Bold City Battalion in which the Blades earned their first victory of the season.
Goaltender: Jackson Bernier, Atlanta MadHatters
The veteran Bernier (‘03/Belfast, Maine) had an outstanding first weekend of action against the Florida Eels, as he stopped 88 out of the 91 shots he faced. He came out of that weekend with a 1-1 record, a 1.50 goals against average and a .967 save percentage.
Forward: Luke Vega, Charlotte Rush
Spread out over a couple of big winning weekends, Vega had four goals (two of which were game-winners and one of those was shorthanded). He also added three assists for an eight-point start.
Defense: Reilly Burke, Charlotte Rush
Burke (‘05/Lehighton, Pa.) was a great pickup for Charlotte in terms of playmaking as he has seven assists, coming off of three multi-point games.
Goaltender: Anthony Trantas, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
The 2005-born Trantas is a homegrown product for the Jr. Canes, and he started out perfect with 34 saves on 34 shots covering three appearances, including zero given up in a relief effort.