The USHL today announced the weekly award winners for the second week of the 2009-10 USHL regular season.
Congratulations to Taylor Holstrom of the Youngstown Phantoms, named Reebok Offensive Player of the Week; David Makowski of the Green Bay Gamblers, selected as CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Troy Grosenick of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, who earned honors as the USHL Goaltender of the Week.
Holstrom registered five points (1g, 4a) and a plus-four rating as the Phantoms earned their first two victories in the USHL. In Saturday’s 5-4 win vs. Des Moines, Holstrom tallied two assists, including one on the game-winning goal by Jefferson Dahl. On Sunday, the 19-year-old forward from Yorba Linda, California scored the tying goal in the third period, which was his first goal of the season, and collected two assists for a three-point night during the 5-3 win vs. Chicago.
Makowski earns his second consecutive CCM Defensive Player of the Week honor after recording four points (1g, 3a) and a plus-five rating during the first two wins of the season for Green Bay. The veteran Gamblers defenseman had his second straight three-point game when scored a power play goal and added two assists in the 5-1 win vs. Team USA on Friday. The 20-year-old native of Wildwood, Missouri collected an assist the following evening and helped the Gamblers shutout Team USA 5-0.
Grosenick recorded two road victories during the weekend and has been in net for all three games as the RoughRiders remain undefeated (3-0-0) this season. The native of Brookfield, Wisconsin made 26 saves in the 3-1 win vs. Sioux City on Friday. The 20-year-old followed up with a 22-save effort in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Waterloo. Grosenick is in his second USHL season after ranking second among League goaltenders with a 2.33 GAA during the 2008-09 campaign.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 31st season of junior hockey in 2009-10. With over 140 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools and 13 NHL Entry Draft picks currently on League rosters, the USHL is the nation’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com.