Shane Bowers (C)

Waterloo Black Hawks

47 GP: 18 goals, 21 assists

 

2. Sioux City Musketeers (8)

30-9-5-2, Last Poll: 3

 

The Musketeers are currently atop the USHL standings, as they have won their last six games and are 8-1-1-0 in their last 10 contests.  Eeli Tolvanen has found his stride recently, as the Boston College commit sports a four-game point streak heading into March, with six goals and seven points in his last four February games. He was named CCM/USHL Forward of the Week on Monday. Recent addition Charlie Kelleher has fit in seamlessly with his new team, as he has scored in each of his last five games, with five points (2G, 3A) in that span. Matiss Kivlenieks continues to dominate between the pipes. The Minnesota State University, Mankato commit has won his last seven starts in goal and currently leads the USHL in wins (27), GAA (1.80) and SV% (.937). Sioux City will play their first four games in March away from home before finishing the month with six straight games at Tyson Events Center.

 

1. Waterloo Black Hawks (11)

31-12-2-2, Last Poll: 5

 

Waterloo moved up four spots in the rankings and are atop the USHL power rankings for the first time this season. They have picked up a point in each of their last 10 games and are 9-0-1-0 in their last 10 contests. The Black Hawks had six players in the top-20 of USHL scoring for the month of February. They were led by Kevin Charyszyn, who picked up points in eight of his nine games in February, tallying 18 points (13G, 5A) in those contests, including a hat trick on Feb. 17. Shane Bowers has been on a tear as well lately, as the Boston University commit and top 2017 NHL Draft prospect has points in 11 of his last 12 games. Recently acquired Alex Limoges (3G, 9A) and Minnesota Duluth commit Nick Swaney (6G, 5A) also had solid months. All four of these players are also in the top-15 overall in USHL scoring. Waterloo will play all but three of their March games away from Young Arena as they look to move atop the USHL standings.