Emilio Pettersen (C)

Omaha Lancers

55 GP: 10 goals, 16 assists

12. Omaha Lancers

21-28-5-2, Last Poll: 11

 

Cole Gallant led the way for the Lancers in March with eight points (5G, 3A) in his team’s nine games. The Florida native also had three multi-point performances in those nine contests. Emilio Pettersen continues to play well in his first USHL season, as he sits in sixth among all USHL rookies in scoring with 26 points (10G, 16A) in 55 games. March has also been a notable month for goaltender Ryan Keane, who picked up his first career USHL win between the pipes with a 30-save performance in a 5-2 victory over the Youngstown Phantoms on March 28. The Texas netminder has been busy so far in his brief USHL career, as he has faced 30 or more shots in five of his six appearances. Keane has been up to the task, however, as he has made at least 30 saves in four of those outings. Omaha will take on Des Moines and Dubuque in the penultimate weekend of the regular season before finishing the 2016-17 campaign with a home-and-home series over in-state rival Lincoln.

 

11. Bloomington Thunder

23-25-4-3, Last Poll: 12

 

The Thunder have picked up points in seven of their last 10 games and sit two games under the .500 mark heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. Alec Mehr comes into March as one of the hottest players on the Thunder’s roster, with four points (3G, 1A) in his last six games. Christiano Versich and Walker Duehr have fit in nicely with Bloomington since being acquired around the USHL trade deadline. Both players have played 10 games with their new team and have been productive in those contests. Versich has tallied six points (1G, 5A) in those 10 games and Duehr has five points (1G, 4A) in his 10 appearances. Goaltender Logan Halladay has been busy between the pipes as of late, as he has faced 30 or more shots in four of his last five appearances but has allowed only two goals on less in three of those games. He was named USHL Goaltender of the Week on March 13 following a weekend in which he only allowed three goals and made a combined 56 saves. He will look to lead the Thunder through the final two weeks of the regular season and look to finish the year on a high note. Bloomington will play in Muskegon on March 31 before finishing the year with four straight home games at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.