Goaltender Sean Romeo and blue liner Jimmy Mazza helped lead a stingy Youngstown Phantoms defense that allowed just three goals over a pair of wins this weekend at the Covelli Centre. The United States Hockey League took notice Monday, naming Romeo its Reebok Goaltender of the Week and Mazza its CCM Defensive Player of the Week.
Perhaps stealing the show, however, was Phantoms F Sam Anas. The ESPN Top Ten list is usually filled with huge names from mostly nationally televised sporting events. Anas checked in at #7 with his terrific between his own legs move. The Youngstown Phantoms even got a little PR out of the clip.
It is a good time for the USHL entry from Youngstown.
“I’m extremely happy for both Sean and Jimmy,” head coach Anthony Noreen said. “Sean did a great job giving us a chance to win and was steady and calm all weekend. And Jimmy, he scores his first goal Friday and was physical and solid defensively both nights.
The Phantoms return to action Wednesday when they host the Chicago Steel in their annual School Day Game. Puck drop is set for 10 a.m. at the Covelli Centre.