Games of Jan. 1-9, 2023
(Summaries by Joshua Boyd / USPHL)
Forward: David Csemi, Potomac Patriots
Csemi (‘04/Dunajská Streda, Slovakia) was huge for the Patriots during their two-game series with the Hampton Roads Whalers, putting up three goals (all in Game 2) and four assists for seven points as the Pats swept the weekend. Csemi is now tied for third in league scoring with 49 points.
Defense: Colby Markham, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
Can’t stop someone who always gets the job done. Markham (‘05/Raleigh, N.C.) put up a goal and three assists for four points in four games at the USPHL Tampa Showcase, and he also registered a +4 over the four games as the Jr. Canes swept the event. Overall, Markham leads all Elite defensemen with 33 points.
Goaltender: Perry Jacobs, Charlotte Rush
Jacobs (‘04/Sparks, Nev.) picked up two of the Rush’s four wins as they continued their red-hot 11-game winning streak by taking all four USPHL Tampa Showcase games. Jacobs defeated the top two Florida teams, the Tampa Bay Juniors (19 saves on 21 shots) and the Florida Eels (25 saves on 28 shots). Overall, Jacobs is 7-3-0 with a .921 save percentage and a 2.45 GAA.
Forward: Colby Sims, Atlanta MadHatters
Sims (‘04/Rocky Mountain House, Alb.) led all USPHL Elite players in scoring over the first nine days of the new year. He posted five goals and four assists for nine points, all at the USPHL Tampa Showcase, as the MadHatters finished with a 2-2 record for the weekend. Sims has put together a 31-point season in 23 games so far.
Defense: Ryan Lytle, Florida Jr. Blades
Lytle (‘04/Cincinnati, Ohio) was a strong presence for the Jr. Blades who went 2-1-1-0 at the USPHL Tampa Showcase to double their wins total on the season. Lytle, who was a +2 – standing as one of few Florida Division players to register a plus at the event – scored the GWG in the showcase finale against Nashville, and also added an assist and blocked seven shots along the way.
Goaltender: Jonathan Jensen, Tampa Bay Juniors
Jensen (‘04/Largo, Fla.) was in net for 125 minutes and posted a win and a shootout loss for all three of the Juniors’ points at the USPHL Tampa Showcase, which was hosted by the Juniors. He stopped 50 of the 53 shots he faced during his games. His best performance was stopping 35 of 37 against the Hitmen. Overall, Jensen is 10-2-0-1 with a 2.51 GAA and a .909 save percentage.