Three Eels Premier Players Selected As “Player of the Month All Stars” For December Outstanding Recognition:
12 Jan by Frank Scarpaci
USPHL Premier December Players Of The Month: South Region
By USPHL Staff
T.J. Zebley, Florida Eels
A seven-goal, four-assist month for Zebley (’00/Philadelphia, Penn.) helped the Eels stay in their battle with the Tampa Bay Juniors for top spot in the Florida Division. In one of the key head-to-head battles with the Juniors on Dec. 6, Zebley chipped in two goals and an assist. Two of his goals were game-winners and two others came with his team playing shorthanded at the time.
Parker Williams, Florida Jr. Blades
Williams (‘01/West Bloomfield, Mich.) collected five goals and a couple assists for the Blades in December, highlighted by a three-goal game against Atlanta Mad Hatters on Dec. 6, including the game-winner. That game came in his second game with the Blades, having joined the team just the previous day. Williams will play a key role in the Blades hunt for a playoff position in the season’s second half.
Aaron Hamel, Charleston Colonials
Hamel (‘01/Okemos, Mich.) also collected seven points with five goals in December, including two points in each of the team’s final three games before the Christmas Break. Hamel’s biggest contribution comes at the dots where he has a faceoff winning percentage of 62%. Against the Rush on Dec. 13, Hamel raised his expertise to 90 percent.
Jack Anderson, Tampa Bay Juniors
On the score sheet Anderson (’02/Wayzata, Minn.) notched a goal and three assists. Off the sheet he amassed 25 takeaways. On Dec. 20, the Juniors played two games to wrap up the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule. Anderson scored a goal, fired nine shots, blocked five other shots and put up a +4 for the day.
Gage McNeish, Florida Eels
McNeish (’01/Summerville, S.C.) collected a goal and three assists for the Eels in December and made his presence felt in his own end with 34 takeaways. He averaged over 21 minutes of ice time and saw that ratcheted up to nearly 24 minutes with 27 shifts in a key game against the Tampa Bay Juniors.
Liam O’Gwen, Florida Eels
O’Gwen (‘02/Basking Ridge, N.J.) picked up four wins for the Eels in December and faced 260 shots in the month, turning aside all but 18 for a Goals Against Average of 2.51 and a .931 Save Percentage. On Dec. 18 O’Gwen kicked out 38 of 39 against the Generals in a 4-1 win and he added 42 of 44 against the Mad Hatters earlier in the month.