Empire Players of The Week - November 25, 2011
Player: Chad Malonowski
Team: Brewster - 95 (Cortland Manor, NY)
Chad scored twice against Applecore. More importantly, the team played with only 4 defensemen for the games this weekend. Chad averaged 30 minutes of ice both games and was instrumental in shutting down Applecore in Sundays 6-1 win.
Player: DJ Thomas
Team: Florida Jr Blades Ė 92 (Greensboro,NC)
DJ Thomas a native of Greensboro, NC has found his niche in South West Florida. DJ is the anchor of one of the most offensively potent lines in the Empire League. This past weekend Thomas helped the Blades to four wins in Rochester, NY. DJ had five points against the competition. Thomas also lead the way defensively by having a Plus/Minus of a +8.
Players: Drew Michals
Team: Junior Bruins - 95 (Newton, MA)
Drew Michals and the Junior Bruins faced off against the Green Mountain Glades this past Sunday. Michals was particularly sharp in the first two periods when the Bís were either tied or up by a goal. The Glades also went 0-5 on the PP and Michals was the Bís best penalty killer making several big stops while the team was shorthanded. Michals ranks in the top 5 in the league in both save % and GAA. Michals turned back 41 of 43 Glades shots en-route to the win.