Regen Cavanagh

Dubuque Fighting Saints (RW)

3 GP: 2 goals, 1 assist

6. Dubuque Fighting Saints

2-1-0-0, Last Poll: 4

 

Head coach Jason Lammers told reporters this summer that he expects his team to score by committee, and the Fighting Saints have lived up to that promise. Fans in Dubuque enjoyed watching Shane Kavanagh for the past three years, but now it’s Regen Cavanagh leading the Fighting Saints in scoring with two goals and one assist. Rookie defenseman Jacob Semik scored his first career USHL goal against rival Cedar Rapids in overtime, and has since added one more to reach two goals in three games. In fact, both game-winning goals for Dubuque have come from defensemen with Michael Boyle scored his first to give the Fighting Saints a 2-1 win over the Green Bay Gamblers last week. Goaltender Jaxon Castor has also been impressive early. In Castor’s first two wins he combined to stop 46 of 48 shots.

 

5. Fargo Force (2)

1-2-0-0, Last Poll: 8

 

The Force are proud owners of the USHL’s best power play (33.3%) and tied for best penalty kill (100%) after three games. Both Blake Lizotte and Jack Adams are ranked in the top-10 in USHL scoring. After facing hot goaltenders in back-to-back nights last weekend, the Force will look to get back to their winning ways on the road this weekend against Dubuque. Goaltender Matthew Murray holds a .912 SV% after his first three USHL games, while rookie netminder Ryan Bischel could see his first USHL action as early as this weekend. Bischel was named to the NHL Central Scouting Preliminary List after an impressive campaign with Benilde-St. Margaret’s (USHS) last season.