The United States Hockey League today announced the weekly award winners for the 24th week of the 2009-10 USHL regular season.
Congratulations to forward Bryon Paulazzo of the Indiana Ice, named Reebok Offensive Player of the Week; defenseman Dan Kolomatis of the Chicago Steel, selected as CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Cody Campbell of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders who earned honors as the USHL Goaltender of the Week.
Paulazzo scored seven points (4g, 3a) and registered a plus-two rating as the Ice played four games during the week. He registered two points (1g, 1a) in the 4-2 loss to Green Bay on Wednesday. The 20-year-old again registered multiple points when he collected two (1g, 1a) in the 4-3 victory against Omaha on Friday. Paulazzo had his third straight multi-point game the following evening when he netted both goals for the Ice in the 3-2 loss to Omaha. The native of Redwood City, California completed his week with an assist in Sunday’s 5-4 loss to Chicago which extended his point streak to five games. He is playing in his first USHL season and leads the Ice with 49 points (18g, 31a) and a plus-26 rating while appearing in all 53 games for the club.
Kolomatis registered three points (1g, 2a) and a plus-one rating in helping the Steel capture two victories during the weekend. The 18-year-old scored the game-winning goal in the 4-2 win over Tri-City on Saturday. He then dished out two assists during the second period of Sunday’s 5-4 victory against Indiana. Kolomatis has recorded 14 points (7g, 7a) in 46 games for the Steel this season. The native of Basking Ridge, New Jersey has posted an even-or-better plus/minus rating in nine straight games. It is his second season in the USHL after scoring two points (1g, 1a) in two games for the Steel in 2008-09.
Campbell allowed just one goal total in two starts for the RoughRiders during the weekend. On Friday, he made 21 saves in the 4-1 victory over Team USA’s Under-18 squad. He then notched his second shutout of the season when he made 29 saves in the 2-0 win against Green Bay. The 18-year-old has won his last five starts and is unbeaten in regulation over his last 10 starts (9-0-1). The Colorado Springs, Colorado native is playing in his second USHL season and is currently fourth among League goaltenders with a 2.35 goals-against-average. In 42 career USHL appearances split between Cedar Rapids and Fargo, he has compiled a 22-12-2 record.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its eighth season as the nation’s only Tier 1 junior hockey league in 2009-10. With over 210 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools and 13 NHL Entry Draft picks currently on League rosters, the USHL is the nation’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com.