USHL Players of the Week – 11/03/2008

By League Press Release

RBK Offensive Player of the Week

Chris Forfar,  Lincoln Stars

Forfar paced the Stars offensively, figuring in over half of their goals on the week as they increased their West Division lead to four points. He scored a power play goal and added two assists in a 5-0 win over Des Moines on Friday. On Saturday, he scored another power play goal, which turned out to be the game-winner, and added an assist in a 4-1 win over Fargo.

Honorable Mention – Louis Leblanc (OMA), Derek Arnold (WAT), Victor Anilane (SF)

CCM Defensive Player of the Week

Jake Newton Lincoln Stars

Newton had a four-point week in helping Lincoln win a pair of games and stretch their lead in the West Division. Newton had three assists, setting up a pair of power play goals and the game-winner in a 5-0 win over Des Moines on Friday. He added another assist in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Fargo on Saturday. Newton was a +2 and had six shots on goal in the two wins.

Honorable Mention – Luke Witkowski (FAR), Dan Sova (WAT)

Stauber’s Goaltender of the Week

Kevin Murdock Lincoln Stars

Murdock was solid in a pair of Lincoln wins, giving him his second Goaltender of the Week nod this season. He made 25 saves in a 5-0 shutout of Des Moines on Friday, his first shutout of the season. The next night he made 20 saves in a 4-1 win over Fargo. He was 2-0 with a 0.50 goals against average and a .978 save percentage this week for the first place Stars.

Honorable Mention – Aaron Crandall (DM), Steve Summerhays (GB)