USPHL Premier Players Of The Month: South Region
By USPHL Staff, 12/03/21, 3:15PM EST
November 2021 Southeast Division
Taurin Haddon-Harris, Florida Eels
Another repeat Player Of The Month, Haddon-Harris is just such a standout talent not just because of the points he’s posted, but the consistency with which he has posted them. He is one of just 12 players league-wide to have crossed the 40-point mark already this year, and 26 of these have come in his last nine straight games. Eight of these games came in November, and saw 23 of his 26 points from the streak.
From October 31 through Nov. 10, he went through five straight games of scoring multiple points, culminating in a 1-5-6 line against the Atlanta MadHatters. He also had 2-5-7 in his final three games, all multi-point efforts, as he carries his hot streak into December.
Colin Patterson, Florida Eels
Another second-year Eel who joined Haddon-Harris in making it to the National Championship game last March, Patterson has already matched his 27 points of the entire 2020-21 season in just 19 games of this year.
Patterson posted a 7-9-16 line in his eight October games, including two four-point efforts and two three-point games. He started the month with a 3-1-4 showing against Atlanta, and ended November with a 1-3-4 performance against Palm Beach.
Ben Saurbaugh, Palm Beach Typhoon
An impressive 2003-born forward, the native of Painted Post, N.Y., is in his third junior season and second in the USPHL Premier. He made an appearance at the Premier Nationals last year with Elmira before moving south to join the new Typhoon.
He also picked up the offensive slack after fellow Typhoon Vesse Lampen’s 17-game, 26-point streak came to an end early in November. Saurbaugh went on to earn two goals and seven assists for nine points in just six games during the month. He has moved into second on the team’s scoring leaderboard, scoring 17 points in 19 games.
Jon Heller, Tampa Bay Juniors
With the six games he played in November, the fourth-year Junior Heller (‘01/Trinity, Fla.) moved into second in Juniors games played going back to 2017, with 130. That is also good for fifth all-time among Premier defensemen.
But he’s not a Player Of The Month just for showing up at the games, but for showing up in the games. Heller posted five points in his six games, and also registered a +5 ranking and blocked two shots while slightly reducing the Juniors’ goals against and shots against during the month. Overall, so far, Heller has posted 13 points in 21 games.
Trevor Voyda, Florida Eels
Another repeat winner, Voyda represents the Eels’ dominance in the league (standing fifth overall) and also its defensive prowess, as they give up an average of just 2.11 goals per game good for ninth out of 63 teams.
Voyda is another veteran Eel, an ‘01 from Jupiter, Fla., who has been with the Premier team for three years, the organization as a whole for four years and in the USPHL since 2017. In just 16 games, Voyda already has 15 points to pass both of his prior Premier seasons’ totals. He was helped in this venture by posting a 2-8-10 line in seven games.
Duncan Rolleman, Florida Eels
It’s an Eels 1-2 punch in goal, as Rolleman (‘02/New Hamburg, Ont.) steps into the Florida Division Goaltender of the Month spot previously held by creasemate Alexandre Caron. Rolleman went 4-0 over the course of the month of November, and he also gave up just six goals, and never more than two in a game during the month.
He started with giving up just three on 56 shots against the Atlanta MadHatters in two games, came back and beat Tampa 4-1 with a 29-save performance, and ended the month with 23 saves on 25 Palm Beach shots for his fourth straight victory and seventh overall for a 7-1-0-1 record on the season.