The United States Hockey League announced the Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Week for Week 7 of the 2017-18 season. Sioux Falls Stampede forward Artem Ivanyuzhenkov and a pair of Team USA teammates - defenseman K'Andre Miller and goaltender Jonathan Mor - all captured their first career USHL weekly honors. Ivanyuzhenkov had five points on the weekend to help Sioux Falls to a weekend sweep of Muskegon, Miller helped the U18s to a pair of wins with six points in two games and Mor backstopped Team USA to a 5-0 win over Central Illinois on Saturday with a 29-save shutout. The USHL is America’s only Tier 1 junior hockey league, and continues to lead the world in the advancement of Division I college hockey athletes.
Forward: Artem Ivanyuzhenkov - Sioux Falls Stampede
2 GP: 3 goals, 2 assists, +1 rating
Ivanyuzhenkov scored two goals and added an assist in Sioux Falls 5-3 victory over Muskegon on Friday before adding two more points (1G, 1A) on Saturday as the Stampede knocked off the Lumberjacks by a score of 7-4 to complete the weekend sweep. The Russian forward is now tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 11 points (7G, 4A) in 13 games. He has been hot as of late, putting up seven points (5G, 2A) in his last four games, helping the Stampede earn at least one point in each of those contests. The forward was acquired by the Stampede prior to the 2017-18 season and previously played for Vityazi Chekov in Russia. He has also represented his country at the World U17 Hockey Championship (2013-14), U18 World Junior Championship (2014-15), World Junior A Challenge (2014-15 and 2015-16) and the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (2015-16).
Defenseman: K'Andre Miller - Team USA
2 GP: 2 goals, 4 assists, +4 rating
Miller dished out three assists in Team USA's 8-5 victory over the Youngstown Phantoms on Friday night before scoring twice and adding another helper as the U18s shut out the Central Illinois Flying Aces 5-0 on Saturday. The Wisconsin commit is above a point-per-game pace in the USHL this season, as he has seven points (2G, 5A) in five USHL games this season, a mark that leads all Team USA defensemen. Miller is in his second USHL season and finished with seven assists in 34 games as a member of Team USA's U17 team in 2016-17. This year, he was named to the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game and was named a B-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's Players to Watch List earlier in November. Before suiting up for Team USA, Miller played for Minnetonka (USHS).
Goaltender: Jonathan Mor - Team USA
1-0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%
Mor played in his first full USHL game of the season and made the most of it, stopping all 29 shots he faced as Team USA knocked off the Central Illinois Flying Aces 5-0 on Saturday night. The uncommitted goaltender has made two appearances during the 2017-18 season and currently sports a 1.36 GAA and .960 SV%. Mor was also named a C-rated goaltender on NHL Central Scouting's Players to Watch List earlier in November. He played in two games for Team USA last season, compiling 58 saves in those appearances. Mor is a native of Highland Park, IL and played for the Chicago Young Americans (HPHL) prior to his time with Team USA.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five 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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