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NCDC 2023-24 Players Of The Week: New England Division 

Week of Nov. 22

Games of Nov. 14-20, 2023

Summaries by Joshua Boyd / NCDCHockey.com 

Forward: Charlie Zetterqvist, Northern Cyclones

Zetterqvist (‘06/Salem, Sweden) put up three goals and added one assist to post four points as the Northern Cyclones wrapped up a weekend sweep of the Boston Junior Bruins. In a game where he scored 2-1-3, he also registered six takeaways, three blocked shots and was a +3. 

Defense: Cam Lowe, Utica Jr. Comets

With three assists during the weekend series against the South Shore Kings, including on Louie Kamienski’s Saturday overtime game-winner, Lowe registered enough to equal his 2022-23 points total of nine over 40 games last season, but this time through just 21 games. He posted 23:00 of average ice time per team over the weekend, led the way with 23 takeaways and his +3 for the weekend was second on the Jr. Comets. 

Goaltender: Michael Salvatore, Islanders Hockey Club

Salvatore (‘03/Newburyport, Mass.) stopped all 21 shots faced against the Twin City Thunder to give the Islanders Hockey Club back-to-back shutout wins for the first time in their seven-year history. Salvatore remains undefeated in regulation over six starts with a 4-0-2-0 record. A former USPHL 16U All-Star for the Boston Junior Bruins, Salvatore improved to fourth in the league in goals against average with a 2.09 mark. 

Rookie*: Frank Murphy, Islanders Hockey Club 

Murphy (‘04/Mississauga, Ont.) earned his second shutout of the season and improved to 9-2-1-1 with the Islanders when he stopped all 35 shots he faced from the Twin City Thunder. Murphy stands directly behind creasemate Michael Salvatore as he has a 2.12 GAA, good for fifth in the league.  

* = no more than 10 Tier II games prior to 2023-24 / ’04 or younger

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