Week of Dec. 13-19
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Forward: Quirino DoCanto, Bridgewater Bandits
DoCanto pushed himself into fourth place in USPHL Elite scoring with a recent run of five goals and two assists for seven points in his last three games to close the 2022 portion of the season.
He had a hat trick and assist in an eventual 6-5 shootout win against a very strong Northern Cyclones team. He added a goal and assist against the Boston Junior Bruins on Dec. 17 and the only Bandits goal in a 3-1 loss to the Cyclones on Dec. 17. He has 23 goals and 43 points in 32 games.
Defense: Joshua Page, Northern Cyclones
Page (‘03/Raleigh, N.C.) posted a goal and four assists for five points in his final three games of 2022. He scored the insurance goal and an assist in the 3-1 win over the Bandits that avenged the earlier 6-5 shootout loss, in which he also had an assist. In between, he posted two helpers against the Springfield Pics on Dec. 17. He has 18 points in 22 games and found the scoresheet in all but one of the Cyclones’ six December games.
Goaltender: Colin Sherwood, Springfield Pics
Sherwood (‘04/East Longmeadow, Mass.) put together his best two games of the season in going 1-1 over the last week. He stopped 44 of 47 in a close loss to the Islanders Hockey Club on Dec. 15 and then stopped 47 of 49 shots against the Boston Junior Bruins for a win on Dec. 18. All told, that’s 91 of 96 shots for a .948 save percentage to close out his 2022 action.
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Forward: Louis David, Rockets Hockey Club
Of the Rocket Hockey Club Elite Captain Louis David (‘04 Mountainside, NJ) had a five-point weekend with three goals and two assists in our two division wins vs P.A.L. and the Hitmen including a hat trick on Saturday night. Over his career, David has posted 65 points in 91 games played. As of now, playing 22 games, David sits with 10-18-28, enjoying his first season with a 1.00 points per game average, certainly deserving of Player of the Week honors.
Defense: Tyler DePaola, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders
DePaola (‘05, Nesconset, NY) posted an 0-2-2 line after helping get the win against the New York Aviators on Friday, and in their game against the Rockets on Saturday. In his debut season with the USPHL he now has a 0-6-6 line in 30 games.
Goaltender: Michael Grima, Rockets Hockey Club
Once again we have Michael Grima (‘03/Staten Island, N.Y.) with the Rockets Hockey Club. Grima has been a powerhouse all season and this past weekend was 2-0 in 2 division wins vs. P.A.L. and the Hitmen. He stopped 30 of 32 shots Saturday and 39 of 41 Sunday for a weekend total of 69 saves on 73 shots. The Staten Island native currently has a .945 save percentage.