Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekend USHL Highlights

Here's the highlights for UW recruits and Wisconsin players in the USHL:

*Wisconsinite & UW recruit Matt Thurber scored a shorthanded goal in both Friday and Saturday's games. On the season, he has 8 goals. Of the 8 total goals, 5 have been short-handed.

*UW recruit Chris Hickey had two goals Friday night against Chicago in a 5-4 shootout win. Hickey was named Second Star of the Game. Hickey also drew a 10-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Saturday.

*UW recruit Aaron Crandall stopped 24 of 27 shots Friday but the Gamblers lost 3-1 to Cedar Rapids.

*Wisconsinite Eric Springer had 18 penalty minutes Saturday as Sioux Falls dropped a 5-2 game to Ohio. Making it even more amazing is that none of the penalty minutes were for fighting.

*Wisconsinite and UW recruit Craig Smith has been pretty quiet offensively this season, but notched a goal Saturday against Indiana.