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CCM Forward of the Week

04/06/2015, 3:30pm CDT
By USHL

Mikey Eyssimont & Kyle Connor

Mikey Eyssimont, Sioux Falls Stampede  

The 18-year-old recorded six points (2g, 4a) and posted a plus-eight rating as the Stampede won two of three games during the week.  He set up the game-winning goal in Wednesday’s 3-0 win against the Des Moines Buccaneers.  He then had two points (1g, 1a) in Friday’s 7-6 loss to the Tri-City Storm.  Eyssimont closed out the week with three points (1g, 2a) and a game high plus-five rating in Saturday’s 7-0 win over the Lincoln Stars.  The forward is currently riding a six-game point streak (5g, 5a), scoring goals in five of those contests and posting a plus-11 rating.  He has produced 12 points (5g, 7a) in 13 games since being acquired by the Stampede last month.  The native of Littleton, Colorado is a product of the Colorado Thunderbirds youth hockey program and is committed to play college hockey at St. Cloud State University. 

Kyle Connor, Youngstown Phantoms  

The forward played just one game during the week but equaled a USHL career high as he factored in all five of his team’s goals (3g, 2a) during Saturday’s 5-1 win against the Muskegon Lumberjacks.  He netted a goal in each period, giving him the second hat trick of his USHL career.  His second goal proved to be the game-winner, tying him for the USHL lead with eight game-winners this season.  Connor’s third goal was the 80th goal of his career with the Phantoms.  The 18-year-old leads the League in scoring with 74 points (32g, 42a) through 53 games this season.  He is a native of Shelby Township, Michigan and a product of the Belle Tire youth hockey program.  He is committed to play college hockey at the University of Michigan.

Tag(s): Players of the Week