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Arizona connections Bonaldi, Dumesnil collect monthly USPHL honors


A pair of players with Arizona ties have taken home monthly USPHL Premier honors for September-October.

The Las Vegas Thunderbirds’ Nick Bonaldi is the Pacific Premier Division Defenseman of the Month, while Bakersfield Roughnecks netminder Connor Dumesnil is the Pacific Goaltender of the Month.

A returning All-Star blueliner, Bonaldi, an ’03 out of Las Vegas, is doing his thing again and it’s working yet again.

Over 111 games, he has posted 109 points from the blue line. Bonaldi has posted two goals and added 11 assists for 13 points in nine games this year, an average of 1.44 points per game.

He is also leading the T-Birds in ice time with 24:50 per contest.

During his youth hockey days, Bonaldi played for the Arizona Bobcats.

Dumesnil, a second-year Roughnecks goalie from Phoenix, has a spotless record thus far, standing at 6-0 with a goals-against average of 1.17 (second in the league) and a .967 save percentage (also second in the league).

The 2004 birth year has not given up any more than two goals in any one game, and he had a 34-save shutout against Rogue Valley in his second game of the year on Oct. 1.

In Arizona, Dumesnil played for the Bobcats, Jr. Coyotes, and for Pinnacle High School.

(November 6, 2023)

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