USPHL Elite Players Of The Week: South Region

Games of Dec. 13-19 

(Summaries by Joshua Boyd)

Florida Division 

Forward: Alexander Clingerman, Florida Eels

Clingerman (‘03/Marriottsville, Md.) got his mojo working at the USPHL Florida College Showcase, racking up three goals and four assists, including a 2-3-5 performance against the Columbia Infantry to start the event. Clingerman now has 28 points in 22 games on the season. 


Defense: Chris Maybury, Palm Beach Typhoon 

Maybury was the Typhoon most regularly on the ice, averaging better than 26 minutes per game, posting a pair of assists and finishing the USPHL Florida College Showcase with a +4 rating. He also blocked two shots as the Typhoon picked up three points along the way with a win and an OT loss at the showcase. 


Goaltender: Jonathan Jensen, Tampa Bay Juniors

Jensen (‘04/Largo, Fla.) put up a 30-save shutout against the Nashville Spartans as a highlight of the USPHL Florida College Showcase. He stopped a total of 45 of 49 saves for the weekend as he improved to 9-2-0-0 overall on the season.


Southeast Division 

Forward: Will McLaughlin, Richmond Generals 

McLaughlin (’04/Yorktown, Va.) exploded onto the scene at the USPHL Florida College Showcase, in three games doubling his points output from the prior 26. He had a hat trick on Dec. 17 against Atlanta and scored a 1-1-2 line against Palm Beach. He added one more assist for six points in four games. He now has 12 points in 29 contests this season for a Gens team that went 4-0 in Estero. 


Defense: Benjamin Pearson, Charlotte Rush

Pearson (’03/Rochester, N.Y.) posted a goal and three assists while posting a +4 to lead the Rush to a 4-0 record that also saw Charlotte shut out three foes in Estero. He also scored a shorthanded goal against the Florida Eels. Pearson is the second-leading scorer for Charlotte, putting up 26 points in 21 games. Career-wise, he has 64 points in 56 games. 


Goaltender: Pavel Matiunin, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes

Matiunin (’06/Krasnodar, Russia) helped the Jr. Canes remain in first place by posting two of their three wins on the weekend. He stopped 43 of 45 shots to finish with a 2-0 record, adding to the eight wins he had from earlier in the season to now stand at 10-1-0-1 for the 2022-23 campaign.