Empire Players/Coach of the Month Selectees, October 2007
Coach: Tony Maksymiu
Team: Maksymum Hockey
Tony is in his second season of coaching junior hockey. The Detroit area native played his collegiate hockey at Fredonia State and played on two SUNYAC National Championship teams and in two NCAA division III final fours.
Maksymum played eight games in October and went 6 and 2 for the month outscoring their opponents 40 to 17.
Player: Jeff Lace
Team: Bridgewater Bandits
Jeff leads all defensemen in scoring with 19 points. Jeff has 8 goals and 11 assists. Half of his goal production has come on the power play. He had three multiple point games in October.
Player: Dan Sullivan
Dan has had a solid season thusfar. The native of York, PA is second in the League in goals against with a 2.02 average. His save percentage is also second in the League at .936. Dan is fifth in the League with time between the pipes with 565 minutes. Dan was in net as Applecore handed Pittsburgh there first loss of the season. Dan stopped 24 of 25 shots.
Player: Mike Montagna
Team: Syracuse Stars
Mike is first in the League in scoring. He has 13 goals and 24 assists for a total of 37 points in 15 games. He has averaged 3 points per game in October and has posted at least one point in the last nine games. Mike is a 5’9” 155# forward from Fulton, New York.