Maksim Zhukov

Green Bay Gamblers (G)

5-2-0-0, 2.01 GAA, .922 sv%

4. Green Bay Gamblers

8-4-0-0, Last Poll: 14

 

Green Bay has arguably the best two rookies in the USHL: Casey Mittelstadt and Maksim Zhukov. Mittelstadt leads the USHL in rookie scoring, and is tied for second in USHL scoring with 14 points in 12 games. Meanwhile, Zhukov leads all goaltending rookies with a 5-2-0-0 record, 2.01 GAA and .922 sv%. Zhukov won four of his five starts in October including a 28-save performance on 29 shots to end the month. Captain Jared Spooner scored in seven of nine games in October for Green Bay, including two game-winning goals. The Minnesota State University, Mankato commit enters November with a three-game point streak.

 

 

3. Sioux City Musketeers

7-3-1-0, Last Poll: 4

 

Teams have struggled against the Musketeers at the Tyson Events Center, as Sioux City now has a 7-1-1-0 record at home. Eeli Tolvanen leads the team with 12 points and seven goals, including two game-winners. Edmonton Oilers prospect Aapeli Rasanen joined the team in October and is now second in team scoring with eight points in eight games. Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has been impressive early going 7-2-1-0 with a 1.65 GAA and .936 sv%. The Minnesota State University, Mankato commit ended October with a three-game win streak and hasn’t lost back-to-back starts all season. Rookie forward Connor McMenamin ended the month of October with three points in his last three games. The Penn State University commit now has six points in 11 games.