NCDC 2023-24 Atlantic Division Players Of The Week 

NCDC 2023-24 Atlantic Division Players Of The Week 

Week of Feb. 15, 2024

Games of Feb. 7-13, 2024

Summaries by Joshua Boyd / 

Forward: Jack Houser, Connecticut Jr. Rangers

An NCDC All-Star Game selection, Houser (‘03/Arlington, Mass.) factored in on five of the six goals that Connecticut put up against the Jersey Hitmen. This included a 2-1-3 performance against the Hitmen on Feb. 10. He currently has 35 points in 38 games this season.


Defense: Lucas DiChiara, Jersey Hitmen

DiChiara (‘04/Fairfield, Conn.) is a third-year Tier II veteran who has been one of the Hitmen’s most dependable defenders all year. He put up three assists in their sweep against the Jr. Rangers, while also blocking four shots and registering 13 takeaways in the series. He has 16 points in 39 games this year.


Goaltender: Nicholas Bevilacqua, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders

Bevilacqua (‘03/Abington, Mass.) stopped 39 of 40 shots on Friday against the Mercer Chiefs, setting history with that 49th win of his career, the most of any NCDC goaltender in the league’s seven-year history. He also has the record for most games played by an NCDC goaltender with 86. His career record is now 49-22-8-3 with a .919 save percentage.


Rookie*: Kye Benoche, Rockets Hockey Club

Benoche (‘05/Campbell River, B.C.) had a fantastic weekend to help the Rockets get a split against the WBS Knights, a team against which the Rockets are battling for playoff positioning. Benoche put up three goals and added one assist for four points in two games. He joined the Rockets after starting his Tier II career earlier this season in the BCHL. He had previously played with his hometown Campbell River Storm in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. He currently has 10 points in 13 games.

* = ’04 or younger with 10 or fewer prior season Tier II games