USPHL Elite: South Region Players Of The Week
By USPHL Staff/USPHL.com, 01/31/20, 9:45AM EST
Congratulations to this week’s USPHL Elite Division Players Of The Week from the Southern Divisions (Florida and Southeast).
Forward: Michael Miller, Charlotte Rush
Miller (‘02/Seattle, Wash.) exploded for two goals and three assists in a 7-2 win over the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes on Sunday, leading to a sweep of the Hurricanes and getting the Rush four points closer to the Southeast Division-leading Richmond Generals. The Rush, who have two games in hand on the Generals, are now five points shy of first place.
Miller improved to 21 points in 33 games for this season.
Defense: Clement Espinasse, Florida Eels
The Eels came back from a Friday loss to win on Sunday, 6-3, against a Tampa Bay Juniors team that is trying to catch up for first place. It helped to have Espinasse (‘00/Montpellier, France) setting up goal after goal on Sunday, registering three assists including one on Easton Moore’s second period game-winner.
The Eels have five more games and will have to win as many as possible as Tampa Bay has two games in hand.
Goaltender: Kenny Vought, Hampton Roads Whalers
The Whalers are in fourth in the ultra-competitive Southeast Division, but close to third place. Getting more wins like their 3-2 overtime win over the division-leading Generals will certainly help. Vought (‘01/Larksville, Pa.) stopped 36 Generals shots out of 38 total to help his team to the victory.
With the win, Vought improved to 8-8-2-1 on the season.