The United States Hockey League today announced the weekly award winners for the 14th week of the 2009-10 USHL regular season.
Congratulations to forward Patrick McCadden of the Green Bay Gamblers, named Reebok Offensive Player of the Week; defenseman Bryce Aneloski of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, selected as CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Steve Summerhays of the Green Bay Gamblers who earned honors as the USHL Goaltender of the Week.
McCadden scored five points (3g, 2a), including two game-winning goals, and registered a plus-four rating as the Gamblers extended their winning streak to six games. The native of Chesterfield, Missouri scored two goals in the second period of the 4-1 win over Des Moines on New Year’s Eve. He then tallied the game-winning goal in the 7-2 win over Youngstown on Saturday. The 20-year-old completed the week by assisting on both goals in the 2-1 win against Youngstown on Sunday. Playing in his second USHL season, McCadden has posted 13 points (4g, 9a) in 30 games for the Gamblers.
Aneloski equaled a League season high when he tallied six points (1g, 5a) on Saturday as the RoughRiders defeated Des Moines 7-5. It was the second time this season he has posted six points in a contest (3g, 3a on 10/24/09) and his five assists in the game also equaled a USHL season high. In three games during the week, he finished with a plus-three rating. The 19-year-old from Pekin, Illinois leads the RoughRiders in scoring and is tops among all USHL defenseman with 30 points (9g, 21a) in 30 games.
Summerhays posted a 1.50 goals-against-average and a .936 save percentage during two victories for the Gamblers. He stopped 25 shots in the 4-1 win over Des Moines on New Year’s Eve and then turned away 19 shots in the 7-2 victory over Youngstown on Saturday. The 19-year-old from Anchorage, Alaska earns the League award for the second straight week. Summerhays has won 10 straight starts and has a 16-2-1 record this season. He currently ranks second among USHL goaltenders in wins (16), GAA (2.08), and save percentage (.910).
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 31st season of junior hockey in 2009-10. With over 180 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.