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USPHL Premier 2023-24 North Region Players Of The Week

Week of Nov. 17, 2023

Games of Nov. 8-13, 2023

Summaries by Joshua Boyd / USPHLPremier.com

New England Division 

Forward: Justin Tremblay, Northern Cyclones

Tremblay (‘03/Becancour, Que.) is a returning member from the 2023 National Championship team, and he’s on a blazing hot point streak of 21 points in his last nine games. Nearly half of that comes from the last three games, in which he posted a goal and nine assists for 10 points against the Islanders Hockey Club, Boston Junior Bruins and College Universel Gatineau. The Cyclones are undefeated in five November games. His +6 was tied for first on the team and his 7:07 total power play time also led the Cyclones during the three-game run. 

Defense: James Eyre, Islanders Hockey Club 

Eyre (‘04/Morzine, France) was a +6 as the Islanders split against the Cyclones and the South Shore Kings (a 5-2 victory). He registered a goal and three assists for four points and his 43 shifts led the team as did the strong plus-minus. Eyre had 11 points in 13 games this year and 32 points in 44 career games. 

Goaltender: Ben Zaranek, Springfield Pics 

The third-year Pics goalie, an ‘03 from Deerfield, Mass., stopped 32 of the 33 shots faced from a strong College Universel Gatineau team on Nov. 12. That gave him his second victory of the season and a 27-13-2-2 career record. 

Atlantic Division 

Forward: William Michetti, Hershey Cubs 

Michetti (‘05/Brossard, Que.) registered a goal and five assists over their two wins against the Jersey Hitmen, including a 1-4-5 line on Nov. 12 that also saw him register the GWG in an 8-5 victory. Overall, he has improved to 4-14-18 on this first USPHL season. 

Defense: Hunter Scanlon, Connecticut Jr. Rangers

On the eve of his 100th career Premier game, Scanlon put up a goal and two assists for three points. Scanlon (‘03/Rockford, Ill.) moved into second all-time in points by Premier defensemen with 141 in his 99 career games. His +5 against the Rockets Hockey Club on Nov. 9 led the team, as did his 25:37 of ice time. 

Goaltender: Perry Jacobs, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders 

The Jr. Islanders goalie, who came to the Premier from the Elite last season, shut down the Brooklyn Aviators with a 25-save victory for his first Premier shutout. He improved to 2-2-0-1 with a .934 save percentage.

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