USHL Players of the Week

By League Press Release

RBK Offensive Player of the Week

Ryan Kretzer Lincoln Stars

St. Louis, Missouri
College: Uncommitted
NHL: Undrafted

Kretzer had a big week as the Stars won three straight coming out of the break. On New Year’s Eve, he scored the game-winning goal and had an assist in a 3-2 win over Sioux Falls. After going scoreless in Friday’s 3-2 win over Sioux City, Kretzer scored four goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in a 6-2 win over Indiana. He’s the second USHL player to score four goals in a game this season.

Honorable Mention – Dalton Speelman (GB), Louis Leblanc (OMA), Alex Chiasson (DM), Andrew Miller (CHI)

CCM Defensive Player of the Week 

Taylor Johnson Green Bay Gamblers

Hugo, Minnesota
College: St. Cloud State
NHL: Undrafted

Johnson and the Gamblers started the New Year off right. Johnson had an assist in a 6-4 win over Cedar Rapids on New Year’s Eve. He then had a goal and an assist in Friday’s 7-2 win over Sioux Falls. On Saturday, he scored a goal and an assist again in a 7-4 win at Waterloo. Johnson had three shots on goal and was +6 for the week. He has now equalled his goal output for all of last year with five.

Honorable Mention – Chris Franks (FAR), Jake Newton (LIN), John Moore (CHI)

Stauber’s Goaltender of the Week

Anthony Borelli Lincoln Stars

Grand Island, New York
College: Uncommitted
NHL: Undrafted

Borelli helped Lincoln stay atop the West Division with strong play between the pipes. On Wednesday, Borelli made 19 saves in the Stars’ 3-2 win on the road over Sioux Falls. On Friday, he won his second straight, making 35 saves in a 3-2 win over Sioux City. Borelli went 2-0-0 with a goals against average of 2.00 and a save percentage of .931 for the week.

Honorable Mention – Jeff Teglia (OMA), Mike Lee (FAR), Michael Houser (DM)