USHL Players of the Week

By League Press Release

RBK Offensive Player of the Week

Jordan Samuels-Thomas Waterloo Black Hawks

South Windsor, Connecticut
College: Bowling Green
NHL: Undrafted

Samuels-Thomas had a big weekend as the Black Hawks continued their offensive roll. He had a goal and an assist in Friday’s 5-0 win over Tri-City. On Saturday, he scored the game-winning goal and added two assists in Waterloo’s 6-3 win at Tri-City. The five-point weekend brought Samuels-Thomas into a tie for the Black Hawks’ scoring lead. He had three shots on goal last week and was +4.

Honorable Mention – Kirt Hill (LIN), Pat Mullane (OMA)

CCM Defensive Player of the Week

Joe Hartman Indiana Ice

St. Cloud, Minnesota
College: Miami
NHL: Undrafted

Hartman, the second highest scoring defenseman in the USHL, had a five-point weekend as the Ice swept two games. Hartman had two assists in Friday’s 5-1 Indiana win over Sioux City. On Saturday, he added three more helpers in a 5-3 win over Des Moines. He assisted on the game-winning goal in both games. Hartman was +2 for the weekend and had four shots on goal.

Honorable Mention – Mike Dalhuisen (LIN), Patrick Wey (WAT) 

Stauber’s Goaltender of the Week

Eric Hartzell Sioux Falls Stampede

White Bear Lake, Minnesota
College: Uncommitted
NHL: Undrafted

Hartzell had a good weekend for the Herd, helping them take two of three games. On Friday, Hartzell made 26 saves, including 10 in the third period of Sioux Falls’ 2-1 win over Lincoln. On Sunday, he earned the shutout with a 3-0 win over Fargo, making 37 saves. It was Hartzell’s first shutout of the season. For the weekend he was 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals against average and a .984 save percentage.

Honorable Mention – Joe Howe (WAT), Mike Johnson (CR)