RBK Offensive Player of the Week
Craig Smith Waterloo Black Hawks
The Black Hawks had a game postponed last week, but Smith made the most of the one he did play. Smith scored twice and assisted on two more goals as Waterloo routed division-leading Indiana 10-3 on Saturday. Smith has back-to-back four-point games to his credit and is now third in the USHL in scoring. He was a league-high +5 in the game and had six shots on goal. He also had 14 PIM in the game.
Honorable Mention – Shane Berschbach (IND), Pat Mullane (OMA), Ben Lynch (CR)
CCM Defensive Player of the Week
Paul Phillips Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
Cedar Rapids only hit the ice once last week after having a pair of their games postponed, but they won their only game, 7-1 over Des Moines on Friday. Phillips scored the game-winning goal early in the second period. He added two assists, including one on the power play, before the period was done. He was +1 last week and had two shots on goal.
Honorable Mention – George Hughes (WAT), Chris Saracino (GB), Joe Lavin (OMA)
Stauber’s Goaltender of the Week
Steve Thompson Sioux City Musketeers
College: Colorado College
Thompson helped the Musketeers gain a split on the road last weekend. On Friday, he stopped 37 shots in regulation and overtime and was a perfect four-for-four in the shootout as Sioux City beat Green Bay 2-1. On Saturday, he made 36 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Gamblers. He went 1-1-0 on the week with a 1.93 goals against average and a .948 save percentage.
Honorable Mention – Jeff Teglia (OMA), Mike Lee (FAR), Troy Grosenick (CR)