Top of the class, in Matsos' books right now, is Mancunian Jason Hewitt, who has evolved into a genuine presence on the ice.
"Hewy has got such a creative side to him; he's rolling with confidence," he said.
"I know Hewy can play 30 minutes and do it well. He did that at Nottingham against a rivalry team in a full house and assisted on a game-winning goal.
"And he had more shots than any player on either team. He is having fun out there. "
Shame the Phoenix chose to overlook him, Phoenix Brits are lucky if they get 5 minutes.