USPHL Elite Players Of The Week: North Region

Week of Oct. 7

Forward: Dylan Reynolds, Islanders Hockey Club

The 2004-forward has bene on fire early in the season, scoring seven points. He scored his first junior hat trick against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on the road on Oct. 2 in an 8-5 win. 


Defense: Justin Pniewski, Islanders Hockey Club 

Another talented ‘04 for the Islanders, Pniewski posted a goal and two assists in helping the Islanders get the win over WBS and come out with a point against the Northern Cyclones in a shootout loss. 


Goaltender: Max Pierce, Northern Cyclones

Pierce (‘04/Harrison Township, Mich.) enjoyed an outstanding start to his junior career by stopping 40 of 42 shots in 65 minutes and then all three shootout attempts faced against the Islanders Hockey Club for the 3-2 win on Sept. 29. 


Mid-Atlantic Division

Forward: Marcos Trasbach, Rockets Hockey Club

The returning veteran Trasbach, an ‘04 from Hawthorne, N.J., is up to eight points in just four games so far. In their recent weekend series against Elmira, he posted four goals and added one assist, with two goals in each victory. 


Defense: Matt DiCarlo, Jersey Hitmen 

DiCarlo (‘04/Saddle Brook, N.J.) posted two goals and two assists against the Hampton Roads Whalers, including in a 6-1 victory in the split weekend. 


Goaltender: Griffin Riggins, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders

The ‘05 from Sayville, N.Y., has gotten off to a good start in his first junior season after moving up from the Jr. Islanders’ USPHL 16U squad last year. In his second career game, he stopped 31 of 32 shots against the Springfield Pics at the BJB Shootout, giving him a 2-0 record out of the gate.