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Arizona products Inabinet, Modlin capture weekly NCDC, USPHL accolades


The USPHL and NCDC have announced their weekly players awards, with two coming from Arizona.

Idaho Falls Spud Kings goalie Tucker Inabinet is the NCDC Mountain Division Goaltender of the Week and Bakersfield Roughnecks blueliner Nicholas Modlin is the Pacific Premier Defenseman of the Week.

Inabinet, an ‘03 from Phoenix, who got his start in the NCDC as far back as 2021-22 with the Rockets Hockey Club, has been a huge addition for the Spud Kings since joining right around New Year’s Day 2024 from Rock Springs.

He stopped 75 of 76 shots this past weekend for a clean sweep of Idaho Falls and Ogden. This included a 30-save shutout, which helped him to a 0.50 GAA and .987 save percentage for his two games.

Over 11 games with Idaho Falls, he is 6-4-0-0 with a .937 save percentage.

Prior to junior hockey, Inabinet played for the Jr. Coyotes.

Modlin, a second-year Roughnecks blueliner, was big on all fronts for the Roughnecks, who took a win and two losses between Feb. 9-11.

In the end, however, Modlin, a 2004 birth year out of Phoenix, came out with a plus-minus of plus-4 (leading the team’s defensemen) and his eight blocked shots led all Roughnecks over the course of the three games. Modlin also scored a goal and added three assists for four points.

He was thus able to improve on the 22 points he scored last year by putting up 26 points in 42 games this year.

Back home, Modlin played for the Jr. Coyotes and Basha Perry High School (AHSHA).

— USPHL Staff

(February 19, 2024)

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