Curtis Hall

Youngstown Phantoms (C)

17 GP: 10 goals, 6 assists

6. Waterloo Black Hawks

10-6-0-1, Last Poll: 6

The Waterloo Black Hawks are yet another team that has been playing at a high level lately. Over the last five games, the Black Hawks have finished with a 4-0-0-1 record. The best player for Waterloo continues to be netminder Jared Moe. The recent Minnesota commit has gone 6-3-0-0 thus far, posting a 1.45 GAA and a .942 SV%, both tops among all USHL goaltenders. Moe went 4-1-0-0 through the month of November, allowing only a total of six goals through those five games. The Black Hawks offense is still providing a balanced attack, lead by forwards Jack Drury (15 PTS), Garrett Wait (14 PTS), Jackson Cates (13 PTS) and Bobby Trivigno (12 PTS). Waterloo will most certainly be tested during the month of December, as five of their nine games will be against either the Fargo Force or Chicago Steel, two of the top teams in the league.

 

​​​​​​5. Youngstown Phantoms

9-5-2-1, Last Poll: 16

The biggest risers in this month’s power rankings are the Youngstown Phantoms. The Phantoms have been on fire as of late, winning four straight contests and posting a solid 7-2-1-0 record over their last ten games. Comparing their record from a month ago (2-4-1-1), this team has turned it around. Veteran forward Curtis Hall has caught fire, possessing a remarkable 16 points (10G, 6A). The Yale commit has tallied a point in six of his last seven games and is showing why he is a 2018 NHL Draft prospect. Matthew Barry continues to the lead the team’s point total with 17 (5G, 12A). The Phantoms are beginning to play like the team many USHL observers expected to see at the beginning of the year. The early struggles seem to be behind them as they keep their eyes forward on a pretty tough beginning to December. They will face off against a very good Team USA squad before visiting the Sioux Falls Stampede, which should make for a very exciting weekend series.