Summaries by Joshua Boyd / USPHLElite.com
Forward: Arnaud Bourgeois-Barry, Palm Beach Typhoon
The Typhoon went 1-1-1-1 in November, and a big reason they earned points in three of the four games was the play of the ‘05 from Quebec. The first-year junior player registered five goals and four assists for nine points in four games, giving him a 2.3 points per game average for the month. He finished with five goals in his final two games of the month, with game-winners in both matches, including one in OT against Bold City. His +1 rating was also good for a tie for second on the Typhoon.
Forward: Frankie Murano, Palm Beach Typhoon
Not far behind Bourgeois-Barry in the scoring leaderboard was his teammate Murano, a second-year Typhoon from Boca Raton, Fla., who registered four goals and added two assists for six points in November’s four games. He fired 14 shots on goal, which gave him an outstanding 28.6 shooting percentage. In addition, Murano also led the Typhoon in plus-minus with a +2 rating for November.
Forward: Fynn O’Neill, Florida Eels
An ‘03 from Calgary, Alb., O’Neill has become a go-to forward quickly in his first season for the Eels. He registered three goals and five assists for eight points in six games for the Eels, who went 3-3 in November. He enjoyed a five-assist game against the Florida Jr. Blades on Nov. 12. He has also been massive in the faceoff circle, winning 71 of his 104 draws in November for a 68 percent success rate. He also blocked three shots, second among Eels forwards. O’Neill has scored 20 points in 20 games this season.
Defense: Connor Lynch, Palm Beach Typhoon
Another key contributor to the Typhoon’s November was the ‘04 defenseman from Lindenhurst, N.Y. In his four games, he put up five assists including two in the Typhoon’s 4-2 victory against the Florida Eels. He assisted on Bourgeois-Barry’s opening goal and on his hat trick goal, which was also the GWG. Lynch’s 32:42 of average ice time per game led all the Typhoon during November, and his 12 blocked shots was good for second on the team.
Defense: Sean Burke, Florida Eels
The second-year Eels blueliner Burke (‘03/Wellesley, Mass.) was another who led their team in average ice time in November, registering an average of 26:30 per game. He also led the Eels defensemen with five assists in his six games, and 21 shots on goal. His six blocked shots were good for tops among all the Florida Eels. He has 11 assist sin 11 games and has also skated in eight Premier Eels games this year.
Goaltender: Ethan Carlone, Tampa Bay Juniors
A returning Southeast Division All-Star, Carlone has certainly looked the part as he went 3-0 for the Tampa Bay Juniors during the month of November. The ‘04 from Tecumseh, Ont., stopped 96 of 100 shots faced for a .960 save percentage and a 1.33 goals against average last month. Among his best performances was a 39-save performance on 40 shots in the team’s 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Nov. 17.
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