Alexander Steeves

Dubuque Fighting Saints (C)

14 GP: 7 goals, 8 assists

10. Omaha Lancers

7-7-1-0, Last Poll: 15

The Lancers have bounced back after a tough go to start the season. Prior to last month’s rankings, the Lancers owned a 3-5-0-0 record. Since then, they have gone 4-2-1-0, jumped five spots in the rankings, and are currently riding a two-game win streak. Goaltender Zach Driscoll has been the backbone of the team as of late (2.10 GAA - 3rd in USHL, .912 SV% - 6th in USHL) and is tied for the league-lead in shutouts with three whitewashes. The uncommitted netminder will look to keep up his stellar play. Defensive newcomer Hunter Carrick has been a pleasant surprise since joining Omaha. Coming over from the NAHL, Carrick has registered five points (2G, 3A) in only eight games as a defenseman. The younger brother of current NHL defenseman and NTDP product Connor Carrick looks to continue to provide a spark for his team. Team scoring leaders Christian O’Neil and Cole Gallant (12 PTS each) will look to stay hot and keep Omaha toward the top of the Western Conference standings.

 

9. Dubuque Fighting Saints

7-5-2-1, Last Poll: 9

The Fighting Saints had a tough start to the season, but their struggles seem to be behind them as they are now in the heart of the race in the Eastern Conference. Currently on a four-game point streak, having gone 3-0-0-1 in those contests, Dubuque will look to remain hot. Alexander Steeves' 10-game point streak recently came to an end but he will look to continue to produce. He notched 14 points (6G, 8A) in those 10 contests and leads his team with 15 points overall (7G, 8A). The Notre Dame commit has already eclipsed his season-high goal total and is on pace to shatter his season-high point total (18). Centerman and reigning USHL Forward of the Week Adam Tisdale is another player to watch going forward. He has six points in his last two games (3G, 3A), including a hat-trick Saturday night against Sioux City, his second three-goal performance of the season. He has shot up to second on the team in scoring with 12 points and has registered 10 of those points (6G, 4A) in his last six contests. The Fighting Saints will start December with three consecutive home games, followed by a six-game road trip to end 2017.