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The United States Hockey League announced the CCM Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Week for Week 18 of the 2016-17 season. The Muskegon Lumberjacks and Madison Capitols share both Forward of the Week and Goaltender of the Week awards this week, as Collin Adams and Kamil Sadlocha were named Co-Forward of the Week and both Keith Petruzzelli and Dryden McKay were named Co-Goaltender of the Week. Fargo's Lukas Kalble was named Defenseman of the Week following a weekend in which he scored the first two goals of his USHL career. CCM Hockey is the official equipment provider of the USHL.
Co-Forward: Collin Adams – Muskegon Lumberjacks
3 GP: 2 goals, 2 assists, Even rating
Adams scored a goal in Muskegon's 3-0 shutout at Team USA on Monday before adding a goal and two assists in the Lumberjacks 7-4 victory over the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday. With those four points, Adams is now second in USHL scoring with 38 points (19G, 19A). His 19 goals are second among all USHL players, while his 19 helpers are tied for the eighth-most in the league. This is Adams' second Forward of the Week honor this season, as he previously earned the award on October 10. The North Dakota commit is in his second full USHL season and has 99 points (46G, 53A) in 96 career games. A native of Brighton, MI, Adams was named to the U.S. Junior Select Team for the World Junior A Challenge and won a gold medal with Team USA. He was selected in the sixth round, 170th overall by the New York Islanders at the 2016 NHL Draft after a year in which he was named to the USHL All-Rookie first team and was second among USHL rookies in scoring. Adams was selected in the fourth round, 49th overall by Muskegon in the 2014 USHL Phase I Draft and previously played for Honeybaked (HPHL) and Little Caesars (HPHL).
Co-Forward: Kamil Sadlocha - Madison Capitols
2 GP: 2 goals, 1 assist, +3 rating
Sadlocha tallied two points (1G, 1A), including the game-winner in a win over the USHL-leading Chicago Steel on Friday before scoring his second goal of the weekend, the only goal of the game, in a 1-0 win in Cedar Rapids over the RoughRiders on Saturday. The Ohio State commit now has 15 points (6G, 9A) this season, including four game-winning goals. He has also tallied at least one point in five of his last seven games, with six points (2G, 4A) in that span. Sadlocha is in his first full USHL season and was named to the NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch List earlier this season. A native of Carpentersville, IL, Sadlocha was selected by the Capitols in the fourth round, 53th overall of the 2015 USHL Phase I Draft. He previously played for the Chicago Mission (HPHL).
Defenseman: Lukas Kalble - Fargo Force
2 GP: 2 goal, 1 assists, +1
Kalble dished out an assist in Fargo's victory over Lincoln on Friday before tallying the first two goals of his USHL career on Saturday against the Stars. He now sports a four-game point streak dating back to January 14, with five points (2G, 3A) in that span. Kalble is in his first season in the USHL and has two goals and three assists in 13 games. A native of Mannheim, Germany, Kalble was drafted in the fifth round, 78th overall by the Force in the 2016 USHL Phase II Draft. He previously played for Jungadler Mannheim (Germany).
Co-Goaltender: Keith Petruzzelli - Muskegon Lumberjacks
1-0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%
In his only appearance of the weekend, Petruzzelli pitched a 20-save shutout in 1-0 shootout victory over the Green Bay Gamblers on Saturday. He also stopped nine of the 10 Gamblers attempts in the shootout. It was the Qunnipiac commit's second shutout of the season. Petruzzelli now sports a 12-7-0-0 record, a 2.55 GAA and a .911 SV%. Both his SV% and GAA are second among all USHL rookie goaltenders. The Wilbraham, MA native is in his first USHL season and has received numerous awards and nominations. He was named to Team USA's Ivan Hlinka roster and the USA Hockey/CCM All-American Prospects Game, and was also named to the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game earlier this month. At the Top Prospects Game, Petruzzelli stopped all 21 shots and was named Team East MVP. He became the eighth goaltender in the game's history to stop every shot he faced and was the first-ever goaltender to win an MVP award at the Top Prospects Game. He was also named the top North American goaltender on the NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings earlier this month. Petruzzelli was selected in the ninth round, 138th overall by the Lumberjacks in the 2015 USHL Phase I Draft and previously played for Selects Academy (USPHL), Springfield Cathedral (USHS) and the Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL).
Co-Goaltender: Dryden McKay - Madison Capitols
2-0-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .970 sv%
For the second time in the last three weeks, Dryden McKay earned Goaltender of the Week honors. He stopped 40 of the 42 shots he faced in a win over the USHL-leading Chicago Steel on Friday before pitching a 24-save shutout in a 1-0 victory over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Saturday. It was McKay's second shutout of the season. The Downers Grove, IL native now sits with a 13-8-0-2 record, a 2.47 GAA and a .927 SV%. His SV% ranks third among all USHL goaltenders, and he has won five of his last six starts. McKay is in his first full year in the USHL and was acquired by the Capitols from the Green Bay Gamblers earlier in the season. McKay is committed to Holy Cross and previously played for the Corpus Christi Ice Rays (NAHL), Springfield Jr. Blues (NAHL) and Chicago Young Americans (HPHL).
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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