Colorado natives Jordan, Stevens, Sawyer capture November monthly honors from USPHL
A trio of Colorado products have received November accolades from the USPHL for their on-ice performances last month.
Fort Collins native Carter Jordan took home Premier Southeast Division Forward of the Month honors, while Boulder’s Luke Stevens is the Premier Pacific Division Defenseman of the Month and Colorado Springs product Austin Sawyer is the Elite Southeast Division Forward of the Month.
Jordan, a second-year Richmond Generals standout and a 2001 birth year, was productive in the short time he had on the ice in November. The Generals played just five games in the month, finishing with an important sweep of the Hampton Roads Whalers.
Throughout the month, the Wilkes University recruit, who scored 30 points in 2020-21, posted four goals and four assists for eight points in five contests.
Six of these eight points came in the pivotal weekend against the Whalers, as he first posted a 1-3-4 mark and then in Game 2 of the weekend, he added two assists. He scored goals in four of the five games last month, including against the Charlotte Rush in an eventual Generals shootout win.
During his youth hockey days, Jordan skated for the NCYH Jr. Eagles and Rocky Mountain RoughRiders.
Stevens, a 2002 birth year, was able to maintain his hold on the scoring lead among USPHL Premier defensemen thanks to an 11-point month in the 10 games that he played for a Lake Tahoe Lakers team that also fought hard to maintain first place.
He posted the forward-like line of 7-4-11 all within a seven-game point streak through the middle of the month, and he also registered eight blocked shots.
Overall, Stevens remains first among defensemen with 40 points in 21 games.
As a youth player back home, Stevens played for the Colorado Evolution.
Sawyer, another 2002-born skater, moved into a tie for sixth overall in Elite scoring thanks to a very productive 11 points in just five games for the first-year General.
He posted a line of 3-8-11 that was actually part of a larger 3-10-13 scoring streak that is still active after seven contests.
Sawyer had three-point performances in November against both the Charlotte Rush and Hampton Roads Whalers, both in wins.
Before the USPHL, Sawyer played for the Colorado Rampage and at Pine Creek High School.
(December 7, 2021)