USPHL Elite 2023-24 North Region Players Of The Week

Week of Feb. 25, 2024

Games of Feb. 14-21, 2024


Summaries by Joshua Boyd /


New England Division 

Forward: Adam Hadi, Islanders Hockey Club 

Hadi (‘05/Coppell, Texas) put up three goals and four assists for seven points in wins against the Boston Junior Bruins and Springfield Pics to end the Islanders’ regular season as the No. 2 seed in the New England Division. The former Coppell High and Texas Tigers player finished on a four-game goal streak and stood with 53 points in 44 games. 


Defense: Owen Kneeland, Northern Cyclones 

Kneeland (‘05/Methuen, Mass.) put together a 1-3-4 run in three games against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights and the Springfield Pics. The Cyclones, who are No. 1 in the New England Division, have one final game before their playoff series with the Boston Junior Bruins. Kneeland goes in with 21 points in 38 games at the Elite level, plus one assist in nine games up with the Premier team. 


Goaltender: Tagger Tamburo, Islanders Hockey Club 

Tamburo (‘04/Phoenix, Ariz.) has racked up four wins in a row, including his most recent to close the regular season. He stopped 27 of 28 against the Springfield Pics on Feb. 21. That gave him a 15-6-2-0 with a 1.95 goals against average and a .928 save percentage. 


Atlantic Division

Forward: John Crowdell, Rockets Hockey Club 

The all-time leader in USPHL Elite scoring for a career now has also set the single season scoring record with his 106th point, passing former Northern Cyclone Danny Woods’ 105 points set in 2018-19. He did this recently by putting up five goals and four assists for nine points against Connecticut and the Jersey Hitmen. He has improved to 189 points in his 84-game Elite career. He also recently played up with the Premier team and earned his eighth and ninth points in seven games at that level. 


Defense: Peter Allen, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 

Allen (‘06/Oceanside, N.Y.) has been one of the Jr. Islanders’ most steady contributors all season long and has helped them to a tie for first place in the Atlantic in the final regular season weekend. He had four assists in the Jr. Islanders’ most recent three-game stretch to improve to 37 points, more than doubling the 18 points he posted as a junior rookie with P.A.L. in 2022-23. 


Goaltender: Eric Rosati, Rockets Hockey Club 

Rosati (‘05/Mineola, N.Y.) stopped 44 of 46 shots in a 6-2 Rockets victory over the Connecticut Jr. Rangers on Feb. 17, his best performance of the season with his most saves as well. Splitting time between the Rockets 18U AAA program and the USPHL Elite teamt his year, he has five Elite wins.