The United States Hockey League today announced the weekly award winners for the fourth week of the 2009-10 USHL regular season.
Congratulations to Jaden Schwartz of the Tri-City Storm, named Reebok Offensive Player of the Week; Bryce Aneloski of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, selected as CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Jeff Teglia of the Omaha Lancers, who earned honors as the USHL Goaltender of the Week.
Schwartz registered seven points (2g, 5a) and a plus-four rating in helping the Tri-City Storm win three straight games during the week. He scored two goals in the first period of the 4-1 win vs. Lincoln on Tuesday. On Friday, he dished out three assists in the 5-3 win over Youngstown, and then added two more assists in Saturday’s 3-1 win vs. the Phantoms. The native of Wilcox, Saskatchewan has at least one point in each of his last six games, the longest active USHL scoring streak, and has multiple points in four games during that span. The 17-year-old forward is in his first USHL season and leads the Storm with 11 points (4g, 7a) in seven games.
Aneloski registered a League season high six points (3g, 3a) in Saturday’s 7-2 win vs. Team USA. The defenseman also recorded the first hat trick of the 2009-10 USHL season scoring all three of his goals on the power play, which ties a League record for power play goals in a game. The six points are the most by a USHL player since Kyle Flanagan of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders scored six points (1g, 5a) on November 29, 2008. Aneloski also fired a League season high 12 shots on goal during his six-point game. The native of Pekin, Illinois added an assist in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Lincoln and now leads the entire USHL in scoring with 15 points (6g, 9a). The 19-year-old has already eclipsed his point total from a season ago when he scored 12 points (4g, 8a) in 38 games played.
Teglia posted two victories with a 1.00 GAA and a .956 SV% for the Lancers during the week. He made 25 saves in the 5-1 win vs. Chicago on Thursday, and then stopped 18 shots for his first road victory of the season in Saturday’s 4-1 win at Sioux City. It is the second weekly honor of the season for the native of Bloomingdale, Illinois native after capturing the award following the USHL’s first week of play. Teglia, 18, currently leads USHL goaltenders with a 1.61 GAA and is tied with Indiana’s Cab Morris for the League’s top save percentage (.935). Teglia has allowed just one goal in each of his four victories this season helping the Lancers to the top of the West Division standings (6-1-0).
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