RBK Offensive Player of the Week
Ryan Kretzer Lincoln Stars
Kretzer had a big week as the Stars won three straight coming out of the break. On New Year’s Eve, he scored the game-winning goal and had an assist in a 3-2 win over Sioux Falls. After going scoreless in Friday’s 3-2 win over Sioux City, Kretzer scored four goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in a 6-2 win over Indiana. He’s the second USHL player to score four goals in a game this season.
Honorable Mention – Dalton Speelman (GB), Louis Leblanc (OMA), Alex Chiasson (DM), Andrew Miller (CHI)
CCM Defensive Player of the Week
Taylor Johnson Green Bay Gamblers
College: St. Cloud State
Johnson and the Gamblers started the New Year off right. Johnson had an assist in a 6-4 win over Cedar Rapids on New Year’s Eve. He then had a goal and an assist in Friday’s 7-2 win over Sioux Falls. On Saturday, he scored a goal and an assist again in a 7-4 win at Waterloo. Johnson had three shots on goal and was +6 for the week. He has now equalled his goal output for all of last year with five.
Honorable Mention – Chris Franks (FAR), Jake Newton (LIN), John Moore (CHI)
Stauber’s Goaltender of the Week
Anthony Borelli Lincoln Stars
Borelli helped Lincoln stay atop the West Division with strong play between the pipes. On Wednesday, Borelli made 19 saves in the Stars’ 3-2 win on the road over Sioux Falls. On Friday, he won his second straight, making 35 saves in a 3-2 win over Sioux City. Borelli went 2-0-0 with a goals against average of 2.00 and a save percentage of .931 for the week.
Honorable Mention – Jeff Teglia (OMA), Mike Lee (FAR), Michael Houser (DM)