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Co-Forward: Parker Tuomie – Sioux Falls Stampede
2 GP: 2 goals, 3 assists, Even
Tuomie leads the USHL in scoring with 25 points, as well as goals scored with 16 in 18 games. Tuomie possesses the two longest goal scoring streaks in the USHL this season, both at six games, with one currently active. The Stampede captain’s seven-game point streak earlier this season ranks second. Four of Tuomie’s 16 goals this season have been credited as game-winning goals. The University of Minnesota State, Mankato commit has 11 points in his last six games. Tuomie was credited with a goal or assist in all four Sioux Falls goals Friday night, a 5-4 loss to Tri-City. Sioux Falls is 5-2-0-0 in games that Tuomie is credited with a multi-point performance this season. The Stampede captain is a native of Hassfurt, GER and previously played for the Wenatchee Wild (NAHL) prior to joining the Sioux Falls Stampede last season.
Co-Forward: Denis Smirnov – Fargo Force
2GP: 3 goals, 2 assists, +5
Smirnov won his second Forward of the Week award after scoring a hat trick Friday night, and then added two assists Saturday. The third year forward scored three of Fargo’s final four goals in a come from behind win Friday. After scoring the game-winning goal Friday, Smirnov assisted on Fargo’s game-winning goal Saturday. The Penn State University commit leads the Force in scoring this season with 17 points in 16 games, and is tied for fifth in USHL scoring. Smirnov is a former Clark Cup Champion with the Indiana Ice and was named to the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Smirnov previously played for the Indiana Ice (USHL) and Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights (AYHL) prior to joining the Fargo Force last season.
Defenseman: Joe Rutkowski – Sioux Falls Stampede
2GP: 0 goals, 4 assists, +2
Rutkowski extended his point streak to four games over the weekend, adding four assists to his season total. The first year USHL defenseman has nine assists on the season, with seven assists coming in his last four games. Sioux Falls surrendered just one goal and scored six times while the Ferris State University commit was on the ice. The Crystal Lake, IL native previously played for the Coulee Region Chill (NAHL) and Chicago Mission (HPHL) prior to joining the Stampede this season.
Goaltender: Adam Huska – Green Bay Gamblers
3 GP: 2-1-0-0, 1.33 GAA, .957 SV%
Despite losing his first game in his last four starts, Huska stopped a combined 88 shots over three games this week. The New York Rangers prospect has allowed one goal or fewer in six of his 12 starts this season. The Zvolen, SVK native ranks first in goals against average (1.92), first in save percentage (.934), second in wins (8) and fifth in saves (313) amongst his USHL goaltending peers. In his last ten starts, Huska has won eight games, including a shutout, and has a 1.58 GAA and .948 SV% in net. Huska was the 184th player selected in the NHL Draft, a seventh round selection by the New York Rangers. Huska is one of eight NHL goaltending prospects playing in the USHL this season. Huska has previously played for the Slovakia U18 (WJC) and HKM Zvolen prior to joining the Gamblers last season.