Empire Players of The Week - October 12, 2012
Player: James Martello
Team: Jersey Hitmen - 94', ( Rumson, NJ
Martello lead the Hitmen to a mid week sweep of the New York Apple Core and Connecticut Oilers this past week. Martello was magnificent this week as he tallied six points in two games. More impressive still was that Martello scored the game winning goal in each game and both of those goals came with the Hitmen shorthanded. On Wednesday night all of Martello's points came on special teams. Martello assisted the Hitmen's first and third goals while on the power play, before scoring the shorthanded game winning goal. On Thursday, Martello flipped the script scoring twice and adding an assist.
Player: Patrick Daniels
Team: Florida Eels- 96', (Reynoldsburg, OH)
This veteran Eel has progressed himself into a dominant defenseman in this league. He ended the showcase with 3 points to help lead his team to three wins. Right now he's averaging a point every other game but more importantly turning himself into an elite shut down defenseman. A true leader with a good stick to go along with phenomenal positioning will frustrate many of the Eels opponent's top players.
Player: Jake Carter
Team: Florida Blades - 94', (El Segundo, CA)
The newest addition to the Florida Jr. Blades goaltending crew has been remarkable stepping up and leading the team to a 10-0 start. Jake recorded his league leading third shut-out of the season this past weekend against the Buffalo Stars in a 4-0 run, the night before he let in only a single shot to lead the Blades to a 5-1 victory over Frederick Freeze.. "Carter has been incredible he has integrated himself very well with the club and his play has absolutely stood out and provided us with an incredible backbone," said head coach/ GM Tad O'Had. Carter currently sits amongst the league's top goalies with a record of 10-0, GAA 1.47 and Save % .936.