USPHL Elite 2023-24 North Region Players Of The Week

Week of Nov. 17, 2023

Games of Nov. 8-13, 2023


Summaries By Joshua Boyd /


Atlantic Division 

Forward: John Crowdell, Rockets Hockey Club  

Crowdell (‘03/Staten Island, N.Y.) helped his team with four goals and two assists for six points in wins against the WBS Knights and the Connecticut Jr. Rangers. He improved to a league-leading 49 points in 18 games and 132 points in his 62 games. He’s also played in three of his four Premier games this month, scoring two goals in those four contests. 


Defense: Logan Przestrzelski, Jersey Hitmen 

Przestzelski (‘05/Lincoln Park, N.J.) registered a goal and an assist as the Hitmen split against the WBS Knights and the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders, helping him already bypass the three points he had in last year’s full season. He scored five points in 19 games so far this year. Przestrzelski formerly played with the local area Mountain Lakes High School. 


Goaltender: Tony Macaluso, Rockets Hockey Club 

Macaluso (‘05/Monmouth Beach, N.J.) stopped 38 of the 39 shots he faced from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The win gave him a 3-2-0-0 record on the season and his third straight victory. He has a .934 save percentage this year. 



New England Division 

Forward: Ryan Pfaff, Boston Junior Bruins 

In Pfaff’s second Elite game this season, he registered the overtime game-winning goal and added an assist against the Northern Cyclones. Along with the two games on the Elite side, the ‘05 from Madison, Conn., has also played in nine Premier games. 


Defense: Ben Wosko, Springfield Pics 

A third-year Pics Elite player, Wosko (‘05/Suffield, Conn.) registered two assists, including on the tying goal and the shorthanded insurance marker in a 3-1 Pics win at the Northern Cyclones’ home rink on Nov. 11. He has three assists in three games overall since rejoining the team earlier this month after playing in 32 games in 2022-23 and four games the year prior. 


Goaltender: Tagger Tamburo, Islanders Hockey Club

Tamburo (‘04/Phoenix, Ariz.) stopped 51 of 52 shots when the Islanders took wins against the Northern Cyclones and Springfield Pics, Nov. 9-10, with a 21-save shutout against the Cyclones on Nov. 9. He has three straight wins right now and has an 8-2-1-0 record with a 1.82 goals against average and a .930 save percentage.