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The United States Hockey League today announced the weekly award winners for the eighth week of the 2011-12 USHL regular season.
Award winners include forward Alex Broadhurst of the Green Bay Gamblers, named CCM Offensive Player of the Week; defenseman Mitch Witek of the Waterloo Black Hawks, selected as CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Matthew O’Connor of the Youngstown Phantoms who earned honors as the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week.
Broadhurst scored five points (4g, 1a) and registered a plus-three rating over two road victories for the Gamblers. He tallied two goals in the 4-2 win against Team USA on Friday. The 18-year-old then had a three-point night (2g, 1a) and a game high plus-three rating in the 6-0 win over Muskegon on Saturday. Broadhurst is a second-year USHL forward from New Lenox, Illinois and is third on the Gamblers in scoring with 12 points (8g, 4a) in 11 games this season. He is committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha and was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.