Two Eels Selected Players of the Month
(Summaries By Joshua Boyd / USPHL.com)
Vesse-Wincent Lampen, Palm Beach Typhoon
He’s still the one that gets it done for the Typhoon. In his second year with the second-year squad, Lampen (‘02/Espoo, Finland) continues to wow everyone with his penchant for offense, both in quantity and effectiveness. Lampen averaged two points per game over his five contests in December, posting a 6-4-10 line. He also had the shootout winner against the Florida Eels on Nov. 13. He is still on the Premier’s eighth-longest active scoring streak at 11 games, over which he’s had 11-12-23. He’s also on an active four-game goal streak with six over that stretch. Overall, he has a 14-16-30 line in 16 games and 84 points in just 56 regular season games for his Premier career.
Easton Moore, Florida Eels
Here’s another veteran Premier player enjoying a fine scoring streak. Moore (‘02/Bentley, Alberta) enters December on an eight-game point streak of 3-7-10 since Oct. 23. For November alone, the Eels captain put up a goal and six assists for seven points in five games, an average of 1.4 points per game for the month. Moore led all Eels forwards with an average ice time of 20:14 and also in shorthanded time at 3:01, as he is also one of the team’s top penalty-killers. Moore first joined the Eels in 2019 and has skated in 100 Premier games in which he’s scored 92 points.
Collin Patterson, Florida Eels
The Eels’ scoring leader tied his teammate Easton Moore with seven points in five games last month, putting together a 4-3-7 line for a 1.4 points per game average. Patterson, like Moore, is a three-year Eels Premier veteran who has 92 games behind him and an amazing 109 points. He scored his 100th earlier this season and moved into the top five all-time for the Eels’ USPHL Premier squad (going back to 2017-18) in October. Along with his scoring chops that see him leading the team with 22 points in 16 games, he is also a faceoff ace. He took 84 faceoffs in November, and finished with 45 wins for a 53 percent success rate.
Ryan Coots, Columbia Infantry
Coots helped his squad pick up valuable points in four November games. The Infantry came away with three points in a weekend series with Palm Beach, and Coots finished the month with a 1-3-4 line, part of an active five-game scoring streak (1-4-5). He also had five blocked shots and four hits, helping to keep the first-year Infantry in the hunt for a playoff spot. They came into December in fifth place, just four points back of the fourth-place Atlanta MadHatters. An ‘05 from Fort Bragg, N.C., Coots is one of the brightest young blue line stars of the Florida Division and has shown why the Infantry signed him from the prestigious Rocky Mountain Roughriders 16U AAA program.
James Farro, Palm Beach Typhoon
Another fantastic ‘05 blueliner, Farro (an Atlanta, Ga., native) was strong on both ends of the ice in November for the Typhoon. He scored half of his six total goals within the five games he played in November and then also added one assist for a 0.80 points per game average on the month. He also tied teammate Lampen to lead the division in plus-minus with a +7 and third in ice time with 25:30 per game. Farro joined the Typhoon from a strong Boston Hockey Academy AAA program.
Blake Mons, Tampa Bay Juniors
Another Premier veteran, Mons only played in four games in November but was very busy in each. He faced 51 and 49 shots in back-to-back games against the Florida Jr. Blades and Palm Beach Typhoon and won both, giving up only two goals in each. Overall for November, he stopped 144 of 154 shots for a very impressive .935 save percentage, and went 2-2 for the Juniors. His next start will be his 70th in his Premier career that goes back to 2019-20, including a run at the 2021 Nationals with the former Charleston Colonials.