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2020 USPHL Winter Showcase Day 1 Preview

By Eric Richardson, 01/02/20, 9:45PM EST

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Both Premier and Elite squads travel tomorrow for a long weekend series of matches at the Winter Showcase

Day 1 Preview

The Elite squad has two games on Friday, the Potomac Patriots at 9:40 am and the Atlanta Mad Hatters at 3:20 pm.

Potomac Patriots

Leading Scorers:
 
Cundy (5-6-11)
Thomas (6-4-10)
Delgado (2-8-10)
Ballweg (5-4-9)

Littlefield (4-3-7)

The Potomac Patriots are currently sitting last in the conference, with a record of 6-23-1.  They are currently sitting 11th in the power play, with a 17% conversion rate, against the Springfield Pics 23.8%. Their Penalty Kill rating is not better, with the Patriots sitting at a 72.2%, against the white-hot special teams of the Pics, at 90.2%. 

Atlanta Mad Hatters

Leading Scorers:

Depuydt (13-5-18)
Fishman (8-8-16)
Poole (4-12-16)
Washington (9-4-13)
Bourgeuis (5-8-13)
 

The Mad Hatters come into the Showcase with a record of 12-15-2-1. Their Power Play percentage is 12.5% and their Penalty Kill percentage is 85.8, which is very formidable when comparing against the Pics.

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The Premier squad also has two games on Friday, 8:40 a.m. versus the Atlanta Mad Hatters and against the Minnesota Blue Ox at 3:20 p.m. 

Atlanta Mad Hatters

Leading Scorers:
 
Florit (8-14-22)
Koss (12-8-20)
Bailey (12-6-18)
Larsen (3-9-12)
Bailey (5-5-10)
 
The Mad Hatters enter the showcase with a record of 8-19-2-1, which is good for 44th in the league. They have a power-play percentage of 9.9%, which is 50th in the league vs the Pics' 30.9%, which is good for 11th in the league. The Mad Hatter's Penalty kill percentage is 81.3%, which is good for 22nd, against the Pics' 87.4%, which is good for 4th place in the league.
 
Minnesota Blue Ox
 
Leading Scorers:
 
De Croock (19-22-41) 
Smith (16-15-31) 
Mueller (3-23-26)
Kester (12-13-25) 
Mangisbayev (12-13-25)
 
The Minnesota Blue Ox enter the showcase with a record of 14-11-3, good for 23rd in the league. Their power-play percentage is 25.7%, which is good for 18th, and their penalty kill percentage is 75.5%, which is good for 31st.

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