Empire Players of The Week, September 23, 2011
Player: Matt DaSilva
Team: Jersey Hitmen Randolph, NU 1993
DaSilva continued his torrid pace this weekend posting at least one point in each of the Hitmenís three games. He began his weekend by scoring two goals, including a game tying goal with 1:10 left to play, and adding a shootout goal in a 4-3 loss to the Springfield Pics. Later that night with the Hitmen taking on the Hampton Roads Whalers, DaSilva picked up an assist on the overtime game winning goal by Nick Carey. DaSilva finished off his weekend by adding an insurance goal early in the second half of the Hitmenís 3-1 win over the Boston Jr Bruins. In total DaSilva picked up 3 goals and an assist on the weekend helping the Hitmen to a 2-0-1 record.
Player: Jack Eichel
Team: Junior Bruins Chelmsford, MA 1996
Eichel, in his second year with the Bís, had a big weekend putting up 8 points in the teamís 3 games at the Hitmen Showcase. On Friday he helped lead the charge in a 6-1 win over the Brewster Bulldogs with 2 goals and 1 assist. On Saturday he had a 4 point game (2 goals/2 assists) in a big win over the Florida Eels. In the teamís lone loss of the weekend he was the only bright spot scoring a beautiful shorthanded goal. Through the first two weekends of the year he is the 6th leading scorer in the league.
Players: Brody Sharp
Team: Bay State Breakers, 1993
Brodie Sharp becomes the first back to back winner as he stopped 45 of 46 shots against the Boston Bandits. According to the Bandits Coach, "Brody made many quality saves." "He made the big stops when needed that I felt kept them in the game and changed momentum."