Marc Michaelis, Green Bay Gamblers
The forward put up seven points (5g, 2a) to help the Gamblers win two of three contests during the week. He scored a goal in Wednesday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Bloomington Thunder. Michaelis then had a career night as he scored four goals and dished out an assist in Friday’s 5-3 win against the Lincoln Stars. It was the first four-goal game in the USHL this season and first for a Gamblers player since Anders Lee did so in the 2010 playoffs. He scored the four goals in three different ways – power play (2), even strength, and shorthanded. His fourth goal was both the first shorthanded and first game-winning goal of his USHL career. The 19-year-old native of Mannheim, Germany now has 14 goals through 28 games this season with Green Bay. He is committed to play college hockey at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Seamus Malone, Dubuque Fighting Saints
The 18-year-old tallied six points (4g, 2a) and a plus-six rating over three games to help the Saints earn five of six points in the standings. He produced a USHL career high five-point game (3g, 2a) in Friday’s 8-1 win against the Madison Capitols. It was his second consecutive game with a hat trick after scoring three goals just six days earlier, and it was also the third straight game he tallied the game-winning goal. His first goal of the night was the 50th of his USHL career, and he also finished with a game high plus-five rating. After being scoreless on Saturday against Cedar Rapids, Malone scored another goal in Sunday’s 5-4 shootout loss to Madison. He is 11th in USHL scoring with 55 points (24g, 31a) through 54 games and leads the League with a plus-28 rating. The Naperville, Illinois native is a product of the Chicago Mission youth hockey program and is committed to the University of Wisconsin.
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