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The United States Hockey League today announced the weekly award winners for the 21st week of the 2010-11 USHL regular season.
Congratulations to a trio of players from the Lincoln Stars as forward Austin Hervey was named CCM Offensive Player of the Week; defenseman Chris Casto was selected as CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Kevin Murdock earned honors as the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week.
Hervey scored three points (2g, 1a) and posted a plus-three rating to help the Stars win three games in four nights. His third-period goal proved to be the game-winner as the Stars knocked off League-leading Green Bay 4-3 on Wednesday. It was the first goal of the season for the 18-year-old native of Brighton, Michigan. Hervey dished out an assist in Friday’s 4-1 win against Fargo and then tallied the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win to knock off first-place Omaha in a Western Conference matchup. Hervey has appeared in 29 games during his second USHL season after competing in 11 USHL contests in 2009-10 with Team USA.
Casto recorded three points (1g, 2a) and a plus-three rating in three victories for the Stars. The defenseman tallied a goal and one assist in Wednesday’s victory against Green Bay. The 19-year-old also fired a game high five shots on goal. Casto dished out an assist in Friday’s 4-1 win as the Stars earned their fourth straight home win a Read more»
The United States Hockey League today announced the weekly award winners for the 19th week of the 2010-11 USHL regular season.
Congratulations to forward Daniil Tarasov of the Indiana Ice, named CCM Offensive Player of the Week; defenseman Chris Casto of the Lincoln Stars, selected as CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Kevin Murdock of the Lincoln Stars who earned honors as the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week.
Tarasov scored five points (1g, 4a) and posted a plus-four rating over two games for the Ice. He dished out a pair of assists during the first period of Friday’s 4-3 shootout loss to Dubuque. The 19-year-old then tallied the game-winning goal and added two more assists in the 4-2 win against Tri-City on Saturday. It was the 10th multi-point game for Tarasov over his last 14 contests. The native of Moscow, Russia is playing in his first USHL season and is currently tied for fourth in League scoring with 43 points (21g, 22a) in 35 games. It is his second weekly USHL honor this season.
Casto collected three points (1g, 2a) and registered a plus-five rating to help the Stars to a pair of victories. He scored the game-winning goal with under a minute to play in overtime of Friday’s 2-1 victory against Sioux Falls. The 19-year-old then dished out a two assists and had a game high Read more»