Dryden McKay (G)

Madison Capitols

13-9-0-1, 2.61 GAA, .923 SV%

17. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

5-30-1-1, Last Poll: 17

 

Cedar Rapids picked up a big win over Team USA’s U18 team late in January, doubling up the U18 squad 6-3 at home on Jan. 20. Jordan Timmons, who was named to the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game early in the month, has been a very nice addition since coming over in a trade with the Muskegon Lumberjacks. The University of Connecticut commit has five points (2G, 3A) in eight games since joining the RoughRiders. Cedar Rapids will play nine times in February, with seven of those games coming against Eastern Conference opponents.

 

16. Omaha Lancers

14-19-4-1, Last Poll: 12

 

Omaha picked up wins over Des Moines and in-state rival Tri-City toward the end of January. Pierce Crawford (12-12--24), Austin Alger (11-12--23) and Filip Rydstrom (7-16--23) continue to pace the team offensively. Emilio Pettersen scored a goal on Tuesday in Tri-City and now has three points (2G, 1A) in his last three games. The Lancers will play five of their nine games in February at home inside Ralston Arena.

 

15. Madison Capitols

15-19-1-1, Last Poll: 15

 

The Capitols finished the month of December with a 5-3-0-0 record, including victories over the Chicago Steel, Muskegon Lumberjacks and Dubuque Fighting Saints. Easton Brodzinski finished January with six points in six games and has 25 points (14G, 11A) in 23 games since being acquired by Madison. Kamil Sadlocha, Cole Hults and Dryden McKay were all named USHL Players of the Week in January. McKay finished the month strong, stopping 40 of 42 shots against the Chicago Steel on Jan. 20 before shutting out Cedar Rapids the next night. He is also tied for third among all USHL goaltenders in SV% (.923). The Capitols will be road warriors in February, as they will play seven of their nine games away from Madison.