USPHL Elite Players Of The Week: South Region

(Summaries by Joshua Boyd)

Florida Division

Forward: Robert Sheets, Tampa Bay Juniors

Sheets (‘05/Scottsdale, Ariz.) put up two goals and three assists for five points in a sweep of the Florida Jr. Blades. His two goals were in the first of two games, and one of the goals stood up as the GWG. Overall, he improved to 14 points through 12 games. 


Defense: Elijah White, Columbia Infantry

White (‘05/Birminghan, Ala.) put up a goal and an assist in a close series against the Palm Breach Typhoon over the weekend. White, who led his team in ice time with 32:36 over the two games. After scoring three points in his first 14 games, he’s red hot now with five points in his last three contests. 


Goaltender: Raphael Larose, Florida Eels

Larose (‘04/Repentigny, Que.) picked up a huge win in his first start since September, defeating the host Atlanta MadHatters by a 4-1 score, thanks in large part to stopping 32 of 33 shots faced. Larose remains undefeated at 3-0-0-0 in his young USPHL career. 


Southeast Division

Forward: Tristan Seney, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes

A two-goal, three-assist weekend against Nashville helped push the Jr. Cane forward over the point per game average mark for the season. He now stands with 11 goals and 18 points in 17 games this season. The ‘05 from Granby, Que., is certainly making the most of his first USPHL season. 


Defense: Nathaniel Boeckle, Richmond Generals

Boeckle posted a goal and an assist in the Generals’ 5-2 win on Sunday that followed a 1-0 Charlotte Rush victory one day earlier. He also blocked three shots over the course of that weekend. An ‘05 native of Glen Allen, Va., Boeckle is a product of the prestigious Washington Little Caps AAA program. 


Goaltender: Eddie Kaiven, Potomac Patriots 

Kaiven (‘03/Washington, N.J.) stopped 31 of the 32 shots that he faced when the Patriots started a weekend sweep of the Hampton Roads Whalers on Saturday. Kaiven is on a five-game winning streak going back to September. He’s only lost his season-opener, and he hasn’t given up more than two goals in any game since Sept. 10. He has a 5-1-0-0 record, along with a .944 save percentage (third in the Elite Conference) and 1.68 goals against average (fourth in the Elite).