Wednesday, December 26, 2012

USHL Honors - Week 13

Press Release

The United States Hockey League announced the CCM and Reebok player awards for the 13th week of the 2012-13 USHL regular season.

Award winners include Michael Bunn of the Lincoln Stars, named the CCM Forward of the Week; Barrett Kaib of the Green Bay Gamblers and Ian McCoshen of the Waterloo Black Hawks, selected as co-recipients of CCM Defenseman of the Week; and Kevin Lindskoug of the Muskegon Lumberjacks who earned honors as Reebok Goaltender of the Week.

Michael Bunn, F, Lincoln Stars: He scored four goals over two games, including his first career hat trick while playing his first USHL game on Friday.  The Wake Forrest, NC native, who has spent the past five months recovering from knee surgery, found out shortly before the game that he was going to be in the lineup and took advantage of the opportunity by netting a pair of second-period goals and added another in the third to complete the hat trick in a 6-1 win over Des Moines.  The 18-year-old also finished the night with a game high plus-three rating.  On Saturday, Bunn scored his fourth goal of the weekend just under three minutes into a 6-2 loss to Des Moines.

Barrett Kaib, D, Green Bay Gamblers: The defenseman registered a five-point weekend, including a four-point performance Friday’s 7-3 victory over Dubuque.  He scored the first Gambler goal of the night on the power play in the second period and assisted on three more power play goals to help Green Bay to the win.  On Saturday, the Upper St. Clair, PA native collected an assist on a second-period goal in a 4-2 loss to Indiana.  Kaib now has eight points in his last five games and has registered points in six of his last eight contests. He leads the Gamblers defensemen in scoring, and is tied for third among USHL blueliners with 18 points (4g, 14a).

Ian McCoshen, D, Waterloo Black Hawks: The 17-year-old tallied a goal and three assists in Waterloo’s 5-4 overtime win over Sioux City on Saturday night.  He netted the first Black Hawk goal in the first period and assisted on Justin Kloos’ go-ahead goal in the second.  McCoshen would then assist on a pair of power play goals, including the game-winner in the overtime session.  His four-point night snapped a six-game point drought.  The Hudson, WI native has scored nine points (2g, 7a) in 16 games this season and leads the Black Hawks with a plus-19 on-ice rating, a mark that ranks fourth overall in the USHL.

Kevin Lindskoug, G, Muskegon Lumberjacks:  The goaltender pitched two shutouts over the weekend as Muskegon picked up wins over Team USA and Chicago.  On Friday night, the Trelleborg, Sweden native blocked all 28 shots he faced, including 16 in the third period to lead the Lumberjacks to a 4-0 win over Team USA.  The next night would bring more of the same as Lindskoug turned away all 29 shots in a 3-0 win over Chicago and gave him his League-leading fifth shutout of the season.  He has won his last four starts and is 6-0-1 in his last seven.  He leads the USHL in save percentage (.930) and is tied for the League lead in wins with 14 while his goals-against average (2.20) is the third best mark in the USHL.

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