The New York Islanders have built up a solid group of prospects in recent years, with the payoff being just their third playoff appearance in the past 10 seasons. They continued adding to their prospect depth at the pro level with the signing of two prospects, one a draftee and the other a free agent. Read more»
The United States Hockey League today announced the weekly award winners for the opening week of the 2010-11 USHL regular season.
Congratulations to forward Justin Crandall of the Omaha Lancers, named CCM Offensive Player of the Week; defenseman Scott Mayfield of the Youngstown Phantoms, selected as CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Matt O’Connor of the Youngstown Phantoms who earned honors as the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week.
Crandall scored a pair of goals in his USHL debut on Friday for the Lancers. With his team trailing by a goal, the forward tied the game with his first USHL goal and then netted the game-winner with under two minutes to play in the 3-2 win over Dubuque. The 18-year-old native of Lakeville, Minnesota was held scoreless on Saturday, but his shootout goal was the deciding tally in the 2-1 victory vs. Tri-City.
Mayfield scored a goal and helped the Phantoms earn a pair of victories during the first week of the USHL season. He tallied the game-winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Chicago on Saturday and fired five shots on goal for the weekend. The 17-year-old from St. Louis, Missouri is playing in his second USHL season after posting 22 points (10g, 12a) in 59 games for the Phantoms during their inaugural season in 2009-10.
O’Connor backstopped the Phantoms to both victories over the weekend, posting a 1.48 goals-aga Read more»