Tier 3 Player to Watch : Matt Fishman
January 20, 2016
Top 2 Tier 3 Points and Goals Leader
Two weeks past his 18th birthday and Forward Matt Fishman finds himself not only the top points leader in the USP3HL, but one of the top in all Tier 3 Junior Hockey. A Georgia native, Fishman is making a name for himself in his first season playing at the Tier 3 level. With 80 points on the season, Fishman is second only to Aspen Leafs Forward Andrew Lee who currently has 82 points. On a 13 game point streak, Fishman logged a point in 30 of 34 games this season for the Atlanta Jr Knights including 23 multi point efforts, 4 hat tricks and a season high 6 points on December 13th when he scored a goal and assisted on 5 others in the Knights 8-3 victory over the Charlotte Rush.
The 5-9 155lb skater found the net for his first Tier 3 goal at 10:16 in the third period on Saturday September 19, 2015 in his first ever Tier 3 game and has since scored 40 more times. Fishman's 41 goals on the season is second only to Junior Titans Christoffer Jakobsson's 44 goals and his 39 assists ranks top 10 . Contributing to a remarkable 53% of the Knights season goals, Fishman leads all Tier 3 skaters with 11 game winners while averaging 2.35 points per game.
The Atlanta Junior Knights are on the road to face the Tampa Bay Juniors this weekend in two games at the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex. The two teams have yet to play each other this season.