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Arizona natives Dumesnil, Scott pick up monthly USPHL accolades


Two Arizona hockey products have garnered USPHL Player of the Month honors for December.

Bakersfield Roughnecks goalie Connor Dumesnil (Phoenix) is the Pacific Division Goaltender of the Month and Provo Predators blueliner Brent Scott (Litchfield Park) is the Mountain Division Defenseman of the Month.

In the month of December, the 2004-born Dumesnil played six games and earned wins in three of them. These included three overtime wins during the USPHL Las Vegas Showcase. He first picked up 26 saves on 28 shots in the Roughnecks’ 3-2 OT win over Lake Tahoe, then 19 saves on 20 shots in their 2-1 OT win over the Rogue Valley Royals, and finally 35 saves on 38 shots in their 4-3 OT win over the Seattle Totems. During the month, he had 185 saves on 202 shots faced giving him a .916 save percentage.

So far this season, he has faced 823 shots in 19 games and blocked 753 of them. His current season save percentage is .915.

During his youth hockey days, Dumesnil played for the Jr. Coyotes, Arizona Bobcats, and Pinnacle High School.

Scott became a Predator on Dec. 1, grabbed a goal against Vernal, and hasn’t looked back since. The acquisition from the Minnesota Mullets scored at just under a point per game and finished with nine points (5-4-9) in 10 games.

Scott found the scoresheet in three of Provo’s four wins in December, punctuated by four points in three consecutive wins at the Vegas Showcase. His rock-solid defensive play garnered accolades as well. Scott committed just one penalty in 174:55 of ice time and banged out 10 hits and eight shot blocks, both of which led all Provo defensemen.

In Arizona, the 2002-born Scott starred for the Bobcats, Jr. Coyotes, DYHA Jr. Sun Devils, Arizona Hockey Union, and Arizona Runners.

— Grace Mello & Brendan Price/

(January 2, 2023)

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