USPHL Elite Players Of The Week: North Region

Games of Jan. 10-16, 2023


Mid-Atlantic Division

(Summaries by Marlee Bulman)


Forward: Will Kididis, Elmira Jr. Enforcers

On Jan. 16, in his second game with Elmira, right wing Will Kididis (’03) scored twice in the first and once in the second, helped the Elmira Jr. Enforcers secure the lead against P.A.L. Jr. Islanders, giving them their first win of the season.


Defense: Anthony Crescimanni, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders

Against the Elmira Jr. Enforcers, defenseman Anthony Crescimanni (’05/Syosset, N.Y.) registered two goals helping P.A.L. Jr. Islanders to get their shut out 5-0 win against the Jr. Enforcers. He has 17 points in 32 games this season.


Goaltender: Lucas Prince, Elmira Jr. Enforcers

From the Jr. Enforcers, Prince (’03/Ithaca, N.Y.) made 42 saves on 45 shots in their first win of the season against P.A.L. For that game his save percentage was a .933.


North Division

Forward: Jake Fore, Springfield Pics

Fore (‘05/Wake Forest, N.C.) put up two goals and two assists in the Pics’ split weekend that saw a 10-5 win over the Junior Bruins and a loss to the league-leading Northern Cyclones (via winning percentage). Fore has 14 points through 27 games in this, his second Elite season.


Defense: Thatcher Berman, Springfield Pics

Berman (‘06/Blandford, Mass.) equaled his teammate Fore’s output, putting up a 2-2-4 line over the weekend to help the Pics continue in their fight for the fourth and final playoff spot in the North Division. Berman came up through the Pics’ USPHL 15U and 16U squads before becoming an anchor to the defense.


Goaltender: Anthony LaCroix, Islanders Hockey Club

LaCroix could probably have only shut out the Northern Cyclones and earned this spot this week, given how strong the Islanders’ regional rivals have been this year. He stopped all 31 shots against the Cyclones on Feb. 13. Also on the week, he defeated the Bridgewater Bandits and Boston Junior Bruins, taking the latter win in relief. In total, he stopped 59 of 61 shots.