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NCDC 2023-24 Atlantic Division Players Of The Month: October 2023

All games of September and October taken into statistical account. 

 

Summaries By Joshua Boyd / NCDCHockey.com

 

Forward: Tyler Broad, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 

Broad (‘03/West Seneca, N.Y.) continues to make history for P.A.L., but anything individual has only come on the heels of making history by helping the team win their first Dineen Cup last spring. Currently the NCDC’s leading scorer with a line of six goals and a league-leading 18 assists for 24 points. A strong two-way player, he was also a +16 and threw his weight around to the tune of 22 hits over his 14 games. 

He recently hit the 100-game mark for his overall career and he has posted 73 points over the course of three seasons. Broad ranks sixth in all-time P.A.L. scoring with 72 career points with the organization. 

 

Forward: William Jasmin, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 

Jasmin (‘03/Montreal, Que.), a former Decatur Blaze player in the USPHL Premier, has had quite the start to his NCDC season by posting 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in just 13 games. Jasmin, who is also second in the league in shorthanded goals with two, has produced multiple points in a game six times out of his 13 appearances. He also led his team with 53 shots on goal during the games of September and October, helping the Knights to second place in the Atlantic Division. 

 

Forward: Cam Bergeman, Rockets Hockey Club

This season, Bergeman (‘03/Newark, Del.) became the eighth Rockets player to cross the 100-point milestone for his career. He did this in part by leading the NCDC in goals with 13. He added seven assists for 20 points in 14 games, hitting the milestone with a 1-3-4 line on Oct. 20 in an 8-5 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Overall, he has an exact 1.00 points per game average for his 104-game career. 

 

Defense: Coleson Hanrahan, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 

Hanrahan (‘05/Longmeadow, Mass.) is continuing to get even better in his fourth USPHL season and second NCDC campaign with the defending Dineen Cup Champion P.A.L. Jr. Islanders. He has put together a strong offensive and defensive campaign so far, with an offensive line of 2-11-13 in 14 games, while also registering 158 takeaways and 39 blocks along with 39 hits to go with a sterling +15 rating. He leads the P.A.L. also with 363:41 of total ice time. 

He also has a second USPHL championship to his name, as he helped the Springfield Pics win the USPHL 16U American Division in 2021. 

 

Defense: Carl Johan Salle, Connecticut Jr. Rangers 

Salle (‘03/Malmo, Sweden) has had an outstanding start to his North American hockey career. He has posted 10 points (off a 2-8-10 line) through 13 games with the Jr. Rangers. Additionally, he has skated a team-leading 302:25 of ice time and also led the Jr. Rangers with 31 blocked shots and 131 takeaways. 

 

Goaltender: Nicholas Bevilacqua, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders

Bevilacqua (‘03/Abington, Mass.) is a third-year NCDC veteran who has been lights-out since Day 1 for the defending Dineen Cup Champion Jr. Islanders. Bevilacqua ranks second (tied) in save percentage with a .946 and is tied for first in wins with a 9-1-1-1 record. He has become just the eighth NCDC goalie to win 30 games and ranks eighth all time in that category for the NCDC. He is fourth in games played at 66. 

 

Top Performers Of The Week (Oct. 24-31)

Forward: Ethan Byrne, Mercer Chiefs – Byrne passed out six assists to lead all NCDC players for the last week of October, helping the Mercer Chiefs to a sweep of the Jersey Hitmen.

 

Defense: Jameson Klein, Mercer Chiefs – Klein registered four assists during the weekend sweep against the Hitmen. His seven points this year have bypassed the pair of points he had in 10 NCDC games last season.  

 

Goaltender: Iannico Amaranto, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights – Amaranto stopped 32 shots in a row, before giving up only one in a 1-0 overtime loss to the Connecticut Jr. Rangers on Oct. 28. A later arrival, joining the Knights in mid-October, he is 1-1-1-0 on the season with a .955 save percentage. 

Rookie: Ryan Kearney, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders – Kearney put up a goal and two assists over the course of the P.A.L.’s two wins against the Rockets Hockey Club.

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