The United States Hockey League announced the CCM and Reebok player awards for the 12th week of the 2012-13 USHL regular season.
Award winners include Peter Quenneville of the Dubuque Fighting Saints, named the CCM Forward of the Week; Daniel Renouf of the Youngstown Phantoms, selected as CCM Defenseman of the Week; and Alex Lyon of the Omaha Lancers and Brendan Jensen of the Fargo Force who share honors as Reebok Goaltender of the Week.
Peter Quenneville, F, Dubuque Fighting Saints: He led
the Fighting Saints, and the USHL, in scoring over the weekend
registering eight points, four goals and four assists, and was a key
piece in a pair of huge wins for Dubuque. Friday night, the Edmonton,
Alberta native registered a pair of power play goals and an assist to
lead the Fighting Saints to a 5-3 win over Team USA. His impressive play
would continue on Saturday as he netted a pair of goals, including one
on the power play, and the would-be game-winning marker, in a 7-1
victory over Chicago. He also dished out three assists and had a
plus-four on-ice rating in that contest. Quenneville’s eight-point
weekend moves him into second on his team, and fourth overall in USHL
scoring with 32 points (13g, 19a).
Daniel Renouf, D, Youngstown Phantoms: He snapped an
eight-game point drought as he registered a pair of goals and a pair of
assists to help the Phantoms to a weekend split with Des Moines. On
Friday, he tallied a pair of goals, including one shorthanded, and had a
game high plus-four on-ice rating to lead Youngstown to a 5-0 victory
over the Buccaneers. Saturday night saw the Pickering, Ontario native
pick up a pair of assists in a 4-3 loss to the Bucs. His four-point
weekend now has him third on the team in defenseman scoring with eight
(5g, 3a) and he leads the Phantoms with a plus-17 rating which ranks
tied for fourth overall in the USHL.
Alex Lyon, G, Omaha Lancers: The netminder backstopped
the Lancers to two of their three wins over the weekend. On Friday
night in Lincoln, he turned aside 31-of-32 shots and denied three of
four attempts in the shootout on the way to a 2-1 victory. After a
night off on Saturday, he was in net for a 29-save performance on Sunday
as he led Omaha to a 5-1 victory over Sioux Falls. For the weekend,
the Baudette, Minnesota native was 2-0-0 with a 0.96
goals-against-average, and a .966 save percentage. His win on Sunday
gives him 10 for the year, which ties him for sixth in the USHL. He is
also sixth in the League with a 2.45 GAA and fifth with a .919 SV%.
Brendan Jensen, G, Fargo Force: The Force grabbed
three wins over the weekend and Jensen was in goal for two of them. He
stopped all 26 shots he saw on Friday night to record his first USHL
career shutout as Fargo exploded for a 9-0 win against Team USA. The El
Granada, California native then stopped 28-of-30 shots to lead the
Force to a 5-2 victory over Muskegon on Saturday. Overall, Jensen was
2-0-0 while posting a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .964 save
percentage. He has won seven of his last nine starts, including winning
all four of his appearances on the road.
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