USHL Players of the Week

By League Press Release

RBK Offensive Player of the Week

Matt Leitner Fargo Force

Los Alamitos, California
College: Uncommitted
NHL: Undrafted

Leitner claims the award for the second time this season, folllowing a big weekend where the Force won three times at home. On Friday, Leitner had three assists in a 3- 0 win over Green Bay, a win that snapped the Gamblers’ winning streak at 12 games. The next night, he was scoreless in a 2-1 win over the Gamblers. On Sunday, he had a goal and two assists in a 4-3 win over division-leading Lincoln.

Honorable Mention – Max Cook (IND), Alex Chiasson (DM), Andrew Miller (CHI)

CCM Defensive Player of the Week 

Joe Hartman Indiana Ice

St. Cloud, Minnesota
College: Miami
NHL: Undrafted

Hartman is another two-time winner of the weekly award, helping the Ice win a pair of games on the road. The USHL All-Star had a pair of assists in an 8-4 win at Sioux City on Friday. Then on Saturday, he added two more assists in a 7-3 win at Des Moines. He finished +4 on the weekend. Hartman is now tied for sixth among USHL defensemen in scoring with 23 points.

Honorable Mention – Joe Gleason (DM), Matt Donovan (CR), Patrick Wey (WAT)

Stauber’s Goaltender of the Week

T.J. Massie Tri-City Storm

Lexington, Massachusetts
College: Uncommitted
NHL: Undrafted

Massie, a mid-season acquisition for the Storm, helped Tri-City snap a 19-game winless streak with a great performance on Friday. He 39 saves as the Storm knocked off Cedar Rapids 1-0 in overtime. The next night, he 47 saves in a 4-3 loss at Lincoln. For the week, Massie was 1-1-0 with a 1.94 goals against average and a .956 save percentage.

Honorable Mention – Kevin Murdock (LIN), Hudson Stremmel (CHI), Mike Lee (FAR)