Two Eel Elite Players Selected as Players of the Week
USPHL Elite Players Of The Week: South Region
By USPHL Staff, 10/21/21, 4:45PM EDT
Week of Oct. 21, 2021
Forward: Jake Duhaime, Tampa Bay Juniors
The second-year ‘04 from nearby Ellenton, Fla., is back and clicking at an almost point-per-game pace so far here in 2021-22. He has a 6-5-11 line in 12 games, with two of his goals coming recently against the Tampa Bay Juniors.
Defense: Braeden Bzovey, Florida Eels
Bzovey (‘03/Winnipeg, Man.) stands sixth among all Elite defensemen in scoring as a junior rookie. He has posted four goals and 11 points in nine games. More than half of that point output came in the last pair of games against Palm Beach, including two goals and four assists. He’ll carry a six-game point streak (3-7-10) into his next game.
Goaltender: Jacob Mork, Florida Eels
Mork (‘02/Neenah, Wis.) stopped 30 of 32 shots on Oct. 17 against the Palm Beach Typhoon, giving him his fourth goal out of the gate. He remains undefeated at 4-0, one of nine undefeated goalies with at least 180 minutes played.
Forward: David Hoftiezer, Charlotte Rush
The returning Elite National Champion Hoftiezer (‘02/Medford, N.J.) is on a seven-game points streak, having posted 3-9-12 totals over that stretch, and this includes a goal and three assists over the weekend against Potomac.
Honorable Mention: Ethan George, Hampton Roads Whalers – Over the past couple games for George, he posted a trio of goals to help the Whalers earn points from reaching two straight shutouts against the Carolina Jr. Hurricanes, and he also added a shootout goal.
Defense: Chase Wainman, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes
Wainman (‘02/Weston, Fla.) pulled himself to a point per game average this year, with three goals and one assist over the weekend’s series with Hampton Roads Whalers, and he is also the plus-minus leader. He stands with a 4-7-11 line in 11 games.
Goaltender: Aidan Mirra, Richmond Generals
Mirra (‘03/Malvern, Pa.) picked up his first junior win by stopping 26 of 27 shots put on him by the Potomac Patriots, helping the Generals come out with a close 2-1 victory.