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USHL Site   Players of The Week

The United States Hockey League announced the Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Week for Week 5 of the 2017-18 season. Green Bay Gamblers forward Trenton Bliss, Chicago Steel defenseman Graham Lillibridge and Fargo Force goaltender Ryan Bischel all earned their first career weekly honors. Bliss extended his point streak to seven games with a five-point weekend, Lillibridge tallied six points in three games to help keep the Steel atop the Eastern Conference and Bischel stopped 48 of the 51 shots he faced to earn two victories, including a 23-save shutout on Friday.

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Lehv is at it again!!

 

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Fighting Saints Report (11/6 Soundcloud)   Link

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11 hours ago, iowaninja said:

http://www.stateofhockey.com/news_article/show/851529?referrer_id=1949540

 

Hometown story on RoughRiders defenseman Chase Blackmun 

Great read, thanks ninja................  I know these MN HS kids love playing at home but a novice eye like mine can see the difference in their game, especially skating, even after a short time in the USHL.  Speaking for the Steel's Xan Gurney and Blake McLaughlin they had a lot of holes in their games after a short late season call up last yr from HS.  That short call up and a look at the speed and power of the league gave the kids a taste and they are completely different players this yr.  I can't watch a game and not think how much Gurney's skating has improved and looking at McLaughlin's stats, tied for the league lead in points, speak for itself but his grit and compete have drastically improved.  He went from a perimeter player who floated and avoided dirty areas last yr to a kid who plays stout, will exchange face washes with anyone and can be counted on for a couple big hits per game.

Yes you need to work to improve but unless you are at a level that challenges you your development has a shelf life.  For so many kids with USHL talent HS competition slows their development if they stay too long.  Same for a kid who stays in the USHL too long.

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On 11/6/2017 at 8:23 PM, Mr Ricochet said:

USHL Site   Players of The Week

 

 

After seeing GB live and on HTV last week vs the Steel I posted how good and big the line of Bliss-Dunne-Moyle looked, especially live.  Bliss 6ft 1in, Moyle 6ft 2in, Dunne 6ft 4in and all over 200lbs (Dunne the center at 225lbs).  They showed a lot of chemistry and skill and they work the walls like a fiddle.  You just can't take the puck from these beasts as they work it along the wall until a seam opens. 

With a line built like that, secondary scoring from players like Bergman, Jennings, Caufield and Zhukov in goal this club could make a lot of noise in the playoffs.

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USHL Site  The U-Show

The show looks at the November Power Rankings. 

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Beat writer Dan Zielinski and Storm PBP man Kendall Grayson break down the Storm's fast start and the weekend games ahead.   The Overtime Podcast

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