Empire Players/Coach of the Month Selectees, October 2008
Coach: Dave Dorsey
Team: Pittsburgh Jr. B. Penguins
Dave had a perfect October, going 9-0 while facing the meat of the American Conference batting order. As a new coach in the Empire League, Dave has completely rebuilt the Pittsburgh team with only one returning veteran. He's getting the best out of his players with a noticeably balanced attack, strong team defense and excellent goal tending.
Player: Peter Sweetland
Team: Tri-State Jr. Selects
Peter is a member of one of the best defensive corps in the League. He had a strong month and posted 3 goals and 10 points in just 8 league games. With only 2 PIMs during the October campaign, Peter has been a huge contributor on both ends of the ice for Tri State. His plus-32 rating for the season, places him tied for 3rd best on a team giving up just over 2 goals per game.
Player: Dillan Fox
Team: Apple Core Minor Jr. B
In 9 games, Dillan had 11 goals and 11 assists. Three of his goals were game winners. His special team work was exceptional, with 9 points on the power play and 3 short handed tallies. With no PIMs registered yet this season, he's a player that any coach would like on his squad.
Player: Frederik Wereen
Team: New Hampshire Junior Monarchs
Frederik was a work horse for the Monarchs in October. He posted a 6-0-0 record and pitched one shut out. Frederik's October GAA of 1.70 and Sv % of .944 were at the top of the league.