USHL Update – Tuesday, February 18

Each edition of the USHL recap, there’s new information announced to keep you in the know! Last week, the USHL announced a partnership to improve player health data, a new general manager was announced, summer camp dates were released, and there were games to be played.

USHL Partnership Announced With PRIVIT

The USHL announced a new partnership with PRIVIT, a medical information system that will collect, manage, and analyze player information to improve the safety of all USHL players.

USHL Director of Hockey Operations, Evan Rand, had this to say about the recent partnership, “We’re excited to partner with PRIVIT and simplify, standardize, collect, and store our player’s health and safety-related information. Their platform will also put pertinent medical information in the hands of our Athletic Trainers at all times while ensuring the privacy and security of the data.”

Lincoln Stars Hire New Assistant GM

The Lincoln Stars recently named Melissa Feczko as their new Assistant General Manager. Feczko has over 13 years of hockey experience and has worked with the Lumberjacks and Buccaneers of the USHL. “I am grateful to Ryan Schiff and GM/Head Coach Cody Chupp for giving me this opportunity to work within the Stars organization,” said Feczko of her new opportunity.

Black Hawks Announce Summer Camp

The Black Hawks have announced three dates in 2020 for players to showcase their skills and make their roster. Players born in 2005, 06, and 07 will be eligible to register for the three-day camp. To learn more about this opportunity, see here.

USHL Players of The Week

Last week, forward Nokolai Mayorov, defenseman Daniel Hilsendager, and goaltender Gabriel Carriere were named players of the week.

Nikolai Mayorov
In two games for Mayorov, he scored two goals and had four assists for a +/- of 4. This is the first time he’s won the award in his USHL rookie career. He leads the RoughRiders with 35 points, 22 goals and 13 assists, which is fourth-best in the entire USHL.

Daniel Hilsendager
For Hilsendager, he played three games, scored one goal, and recorded two assists for a +/- of 9! Committed to play at the University of Western Michigan, Hilsendager now has 13 points, four goals, and nine assists, and now has USHL Player of The Week to add to his repertoire.

Gabriel Carriere
Carriere was solid in net last week winning both games. He flashed his glove skills to pave the way to a 1.45 GAA and .944 SV%. He’s committed to play at the University of Vermont and is a huge reason the Black Hawks are sitting atop the Western Conference.

USHL Standings

At the moment, the current USHL standings are as follow:
Western Conference:
Waterloo Black Hawks- 29-11-2-0 (60 points)
Omaha Lancers- 22-12-6-1 (51)
Tri-City Storm- 21-15-3-2 (47)
Fargo Force- 20-15-3-2 (45)
Lincoln Stars- 20-16-3-2 (45)
Sioux Falls Stampede- 19-17-4-0 (42)
Des Moines Buccaneers- 19-21-1-1 (41)
Sioux City Musketeers- 15-29-6-1 (37)

Eastern Conference:
Chicago Steel- 33-7-1-0 (67)
Dubuque Fighting Saints- 29-10-1-0 (59)
Team USA- 22-16-1-0 (45)
Green Bay Gamblers- 19-17-2-3 (43)
Youngstown Phantoms- 18-19-5-1 (42)
Muskegon Lumberjacks- 18-21-4-0 (40)
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders- 17-19-4-1 (39)
Madison Capitols- 8-29-3-1 (20)

Top USHL Skaters

Points Leaders:
Ty Jackson, Saints, 50
Matty De St. Phalle, Steel, 49
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, Steel, 48

Goals Leaders:
Riese Gaber, Saints, 29
Matty De St. Phalle, 24
Trevor Kuntar, Phantoms, 24

Assists Leaders:
Ty Jackson, 35
Sean Farrell, Steel, 34
Dylan Jackson, Saints, 30

Top USHL Goalies

Wins Leaders:
Victor Ostman, Steel, 21
Erik Portillo, Saints, 18
Gabriel Carriere, 17

Save Percentage Leaders:
Erik Portillo, .920%
Kyle McClellan, Lancers, .918%
Logan Stein, Black Hawks, .915%

Goals Against Average:
Erik Portillo, 1.99
Kyle McClellan, 2.16
Logan Stein, 2.22

The playoff push is coming up for many teams and it may come down to the final games for some teams. For more junior hockey news, be sure to follow me @Nwinansw. We’ll see you next week.

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