Dan K Show NCDC Player of the Week
Ryan Rosborough (2000) C – Boston Junior Bruins – North Division
Welcome to Rosborough, home of well-rounded hockey performances. After an opening game loss, the Boston Junior Bruins bounced back in a big way, going 3-0-0 over this past weekend. Leading the way for the Bruins was Center Ryan Rosborough who tallied 6 points over his three game weekend. In his season debut with the Junior Bruins, Ryan made an immediate impact tallying 2 goals (1 powerplay) and 1 assist en route to a victory over a tough PAL Junior Islanders squad. Ryan’s weekend would continue to be a huge success as he netted a goal in each of the Bruins’ next two games.
After just three games Rosborough sits in third overall in the NCDC in points trailing teammate Cameron Lund and Jersey Hitmen perennial superstar Liam McLinskey. Expect Rosborough to continue being a point-getter all season long.
Dan K Show Premier Player of the Week
Grant Newcomer (2001) RW – Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings – Midwest West Division
If Ryan Rosborough’s debut weekend for the Bruins was great, we are unsure of a worthy superlative for Grant Newcomer’s first two Riverkings starts. The Newcomer to the Riverkings squad made the most of a two-game set against the Rochester Vipers, tallying an insane 11 POINTS IN TWO GAMES! Newcomer fit in perfectly with the 3rd-ranked Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings (Dan K Show Premier Power Rankings), grabbing a goal and 2 assists in game one of the weekend. Game two of the series, Grant Newcomer nearly had to change his name to Johnny Appleseed as he grabbed 6 “apples” adding two goals.
Honorable Mentions – Cole Creger and Luke Hartge of the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings were amongst a bevy of great Riverkings performances this weekend. Creger with 3 goals and 5 assists over the weekend with Luke Hartge grabbing the hat trick in a 14 goal output.
Congrats yet again to Charlotte Rush goaltender David Battisti who tallied his third shutout of the season in a win over the Richmond Generals.
Dan K Show Elite Player of the Week
Marco Taffo (2003) LW – Rockets Hockey Club – Mid-Atlantic Division
Two things are guaranteed each fall in New Jersey, the leaves change and the Rockets Hockey Club Elite scores goals in bunches. Amongst many strong Rockets performances, Marco Taffo stood tallest with a 2 goal 4 assist weekend for the 4-1-0 Rockets squad. In keeping with the teammate theme, Taffo is joined this week by our Honorable Mentions, teammates Jason Lastra and Billy McCann.
Overall this Rockets Hockey Club team appears to be a monster starting off the 2020-2021 campaign, getting scoring from all over the ice. As the year progresses, Taffo, Lastra and McCann are all names that will be on the All-Dan K and Lucas J team watchlist.