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.
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