USPHL Elite 2023-24 South Region Players Of The Week

Week of Oct. 13, 2023


Games of Oct. 3-9, 2023


Florida Division

Forward: Xavier Solomon, Palm Beach Typhoon

Solomon (‘05/Harrison City, Pa.) was on fire for the Typhoon at his very first showcase, the USPHL Southeast Showcase, putting up four goals and two assists for six points in his four games in Morrisville, N.C. He had goals in three straight games, including his top performance, a 2-1-3 line against Potomac. He has eight goals and 10 points in 10 games so far this season, his rookie junior campaign. 


Defense: Carter Trussler, Tampa Bay Juniors

Trussler averaged a point (and assist) per game with four helpers – including three against the Columbia Infantry – as the Tampa Bay Juniors went 2-2 at the USPHL Southeast Showcase and are able to maintain first place in the Florida Division with a 6-2-0-0 record overall. 


Goaltender: Chase O’Dea, Florida Jr. Blades

O’Dea (‘06/Orange County, Calif.) put together an outstanding performance by stopping 30 of 31 Columbia Infantry shots for the Florida Jr. Blades’ only win at the USPHL Southeast Showcase. A former Jr. Everblades 16U goalie, O’Dea holds a .914 save percentage in his two appearances so far.  


Southeast Division 

Forward: Liam Hanna, Potomac Patriots 

The second-leading scorer in the league, with 24 points (tied with teammate Domynikas Jurjevas), Hanna was lights-out at the USPHL Southeast Showcase. He posted half of his 24 points in the four showcase games, giving him a 5-7-12 line. He finished the event with two straight 2-2-4 performances against Palm Beach and Bold City. For his Elite career, he has 127 points in 124 career regular season games. He is the Elite’s sixth-leading scorer of all time with that number. 


Defense: Kirill Golubev, Potomac Patriots

Golubev (‘07/Kostroma, Russia) leads all Elite defensemen in scoring by a mile, 10 points to be exact. Thanks to a 3-3-6 line in his four USPHL Southeast Showcase games, he now has 23 points on the young season. His 1-3-4 performance against Palm Beach on Monday gave him his second four-point game of the year. 


Goaltender: Janic Kennedy, Hampton Roads Whalers 

Kennedy (‘04/San Diego, Calif.) joins Kirill Golubev in repeating as a Player Of The Week thanks to his domination of a second straight showcase. After going 2-0 at the BJB Shootout one week earlier, he then went 2-0 again – but this time with zero goals against – at the USPHL Southeast Showcase. He enjoyed a 22-save shutout vs. Atlanta and a 20-save blanking of the Florida Jr. Blades in his trip to North Carolina. He stands at 4-1-0-0 with a .941 save percentage and a 1.39 GAA on the season.