USPHL Elite Players Of The Week: South Region

Southeast Division 

Forwards: Matteo Viglino, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes

Viglino (‘04/Davos, Switzerland) had himself a weekend, posting four goals and assist for the majority of the eight points he’s scored over nine games this year with the Jr. Canes. He helped Carolina to a weekend sweep in its first two meetings with the Columbia Infantry. Viglino has also seen five games up with the Premier squad this year.  


Defense: Wilder Outman, Charlotte Rush

Outman (‘03/Fairview, Texas) was the leader in many ways for the Rush’s recent split weekend against Potomac, which showcased a great comeback on Sunday with a 3-1 win after their loss on Saturday. Outman led the team in ice time (29:58 per game average) and blocked shots (seven), while also posting two assists to lift his season points total to 10 in 15 games. 


Goaltender: Eddie Kaiven, Potomac Patriots 

Kaiven (‘03/Washington Township, N.J.) was perfect in his 29-save shutout of the Charlotte Rush on Oct. 22, helping the Patriots to an eventual split with the perennial powerhouse. Kaiven is currently 4-1-0-0 with a 1.80 GAA and .939 save percentage. 


Florida Division 

Forward: Brenden Sickles, Tampa Bay Juniors

The local ‘05 Tampa-born product out of Plant High School put up a pair of goals and one assist as the Juniors battled it out over the weekend in the Florida Cup, with the Juniors finishing as runners-up at the in-season tournament in a resilient city of Fort Myers. He put up 2-1-3 in the Florida Cup games, and then added another two goals on Oct. 25 in a Tuesday win against the Florida Jr. Blades. 


Defense: Jachym Cermak, Florida Eels

Cermak, an ‘02 out of Czechia, put together a pair of goals playing on the blue line for the Eels in a change from his usual listed position as center. He helped the Eels to two wins and the first Florida Cup Elite Championship. Paired with the big Neil Campbell (6-4, 225 pounds), Cermak also put up a +2 on the weekend while blocking three shots and putting seven on goal. 


Goaltender: Jackson Bernier, Palm Beach Typhoon

The ‘03 out of Maine had a terrific performance at the Florida Cup. First, he came off the bench against the Eels and gave up just one goal off 10 shots in relief. In the Sunday third place game, Bernier was fantastic in stopping 38 of 41 for a .927 save percentage and the win against the Florida Jr. Blades.