Saturday, January 05, 2008

Saturday's Wacky USHL Scores

There were some blowouts tonight in the USHL, and also some very ugly stat sheets. Here's the specifics:

Sioux City blasted Indiana 7-1. Brent Gwidt did not scratch the scoresheet for Indiana, other than a penalty.

Green Bay was blanked 4-0 by Cedar Rapids. After trading their second-leading scorer for defenseman Kyle Ensign you would have expected the Gamblers to struggle offensively, but at this point their defense does not seem improved. Kyle Ensign was even in the contest, Ryan Little was -1 and Aaron Crandall did not play.

Lincoln smoked Tri-City 7-1. Ross Henry had a goal and was +2, Travis Erstad had a goal and was +1 for Lincoln. Taylor Kuypers was in the lineup for Lincoln. I had noticed the other night they had activated him again, but am not sure if it is temporary or for good this time. Kuypers was even in the game.

Ohio got the best of Waterloo 2-1. Brett Olson had a goal for Waterloo and was-1, while Blake Kessel assisted on the goal and was +1. Wisconsinite and current Junior Blue Jacket Justin Cseter was called for a 5-minute major and 10-minute misconduct for a facemask. This apparently sparked a couple of different fights as 4 players (2 for each team) also got 5 & 10 minute penalties for fighting, including Waterloo's Keegan Meuer. Somehow, Scott Pavelski managed to be called for kneeing at the same time all of this other stuff was going on! Cseter and Meuer both finished even. Craig Smith was -2, while Scott Pavelski and Brock Montpetit both finished even.

Sioux Falls doubled up Omaha 4-2. Seth Soley finished even for Omaha, while teammates Jake Hauswirth and Matt Thurber were both -1. Erick Springer had an assist and was +1 for Sioux Falls. Teammates Jake Drewiske and Sam Zabkowicz both finished even.

Chicago took out Des Moines 3-1. Defenseman Aaron Schmit was +2 for Chicago.