Games of Jan. 10-16, 2023
Forward: Sean Boltin, Palm Beach Typhoon
While the Typhoon split the week with a win over the Florida Jr. Blades and a loss to the Florida Eels, Boltin (‘05/Chicago, Ill.) was on fire in both contests. He had a 1-3-4 line against the Jr. Blades, and put up a 1-2-3 performance against the Eels. Boltin ranks seventh in the Elite in scoring with 46 points in 28 games.
Jachym Cermak, Florida Eels
Cermak remains one of the strongest defensemen on the Eels while also being called in to take faceoffs. In fact, over three games – two close losses to the Florida Jr. Blades and a win over the Typhoon – he was 5-for-6 in the circle while posting a 2-2-4 line. He remained even through the three games and covered 16 minutes of shorthanded time over the three contests.
Goaltender: Loic St-Denis-Lacombe, Florida Eels
St-Denis-Lacombe (‘04/Rouyn-Noranda, Que.) put up the division’s best performance of the last week, stopping 40 of 44 shots to defeat the Typhoon in a 7-4 game on Jan. 15. He evened his record at 3-3-1-1 with the victory, and set a personal best for most saves in a win.
Forward: Gino Indelicato, Nashville Spartans
Indelicato (‘05/Palm Springs, Fla.) posted a pair of goals in each of the Spartans’ two wins against the host Atlanta MadHatters this past weekend, including the GWG on Saturday. He has only missed the scoresheet once so far in January, and he has scored 39 points in 36 games.
Defense: Colby Markham, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
Markham will stop having Player Of The Week/Month performances when he feels like it. For now, he’s just living the dream, as are the first-place Jr. Hurricanes who are the direct beneficiaries of his skill set. His latest weekend of honors included leading a goal and three assists for four points in three games – two wins against Potomac and a loss to Charlotte. He was even over the three games and blocked five shots.
Goaltender: Jean Berthaudin, Hampton Roads Whalers
Berthaudin (‘03/St-Rose-du-Lac, Man.) came to the Whalers this year with Premier experience and it certainly showed when he went up against the defending National Champion Richmond Generals on Sunday. He stopped 49 of 50 Generals shots en route to a 3-1 Whalers win, Berthaudin’s first in the Elite Division.