USPHL Elite 2023-24 North Region Players Of The Week

Week of Oct. 27, 2023


Games of Oct. 17-23


Atlantic Division

Forward: John Crowdell, Rockets Hockey Club 

Crowdell (‘03/Staten Island, N.Y.) had great success in two leagues last week. In the Elite, he posted four goals and added two assists to maintain his scoring lead with 38 points in 13 games. In his Premier debut on Oct. 19, Crowdell scored the overtime game-winner against the rival Jersey Hitmen. 


Defense: Tristan Gilbert, Rockets Hockey Club 

The second-year Rocket Gilbert (‘03/Watertown, N.Y.) registered three assists in the two games that the Rockets played on Oct. 21 vs. the Hitmen and Oct. 22 vs. the Connecticut Jr. Rangers. He has also played 11 games in the USPHL Premier this year. 


Goaltender: Christopher Lucente, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders

At Elmira on Oct. 22, Lucente (‘05/Centereach, N.Y.) stopped 25 out of the 27 shots he faced to get a win over the Impact. This set his season record to 7-3 with a .922 save percentage. 


New England Division 

Forward: Nick Nardone, Northern Cyclones 

Nardone (‘04/Methuen, Mass.) has been with the Cyclones program since 2020. His loyalty to the program comes through in his play, as seen by his two-goal, four-assist performance for six points in two games. Those were the majority of his 10 points through four games for the undefeated 7-0 Cyclones. 


Defense: Coen Peterson, Northern Cyclones 

Peterson (‘04/Meridian, Idaho) put together a pair of two-assist games to complete what was a five-game point streak for all of his eight points in the first six games of the season. 


Goaltender: Jacob Croteau, Springfield Pics

Croteau, a 2005-born local product, did everything he needed to help his team win. Unfortunately, they did not, but Croteau stopped 46 of 48 to have one of the most impressive showings in the division this year.