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Players of the Week: Week 14

01/08/2018, 2:45pm CST
By USHL

Suchy, Felix, Driscoll earn weekly honors.

The United States Hockey League announced the Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Week for Week 14 of the 2017-18 season. A pair of Omaha Lancers teammates - forward Filip Suchy and goaltender Zach Driscoll - and Madison Capitols defenseman Colin Felix captured USHL weekly honors. Suchy scored four goals and tallied five points on the weekend, including a hat trick and an overtime winner on Friday, Felix dished out four assists in two games en route to a five-point weekend and Driscoll stopped 35 of 36 shots on Saturday to lead Omaha to a road victory over Tri-City. 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: Filip Suchy - Omaha Lancers

2 GP: 4 goals, 1 assist, +2 rating

 

Suchy picked up a hat trick on Friday, scoring all three goals in Omaha's victory over Waterloo on Friday night, including the game-winning overtime tally. He then scored his fourth goal of the weekend and added an assist as the Lancers knocked off the Tri-City Storm 4-1 in Kearney on Saturday night. The Czech forward is now up to 22 points (12G, 10A) on the season, good for third on the Lancers in scoring. He has been especially hot over the last month, as he has tallied 19 of those points (12G, 7A) in his last 13 games dating back to Nov. 22, including four multi-goal performances in that span. This is his second USHL weekly honor of the season, as he was previously named USHL Forward of the Week on Dec. 18. Suchy is in his second season in the USHL and had 29 points (15G, 14A) in 47 games with Omaha during the 2016-17 season. Prior to his time with the Lancers, he played for HC Plzen in the Czech Republic. Suchy has also represented his home country in the 2017 World Junior Championships, 2014 U18 World Junior Championships and 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge.

 

 

Defenseman: Colin Felix - Madison Capitols

2 GP: 1 goal, 4 assists, +2 rating

 

Felix dished out two assists in Madison's 5-3 victory in Lincoln over the Stars on Friday before scoring a goal and adding two more helpers as the Capitols knocked off the Sioux Falls Stampede 6-4, helping Madison to their fourth win in their last five games. The University of Massachusetts-Amherst commit is now up to eight points on the season (3G, 5A), good for second among all Madison defensemen in scoring. This is the second straight week that a Capitols defenseman has earned USHL weekly honors, as Jared Kucharek was named USHL Defenseman of the Week last week. A native of Audubon, NJ, Felix is in his first USHL season and previously played for the Janesville Jets (NAHL) and St. George's School (USHS).

 

 

Goaltender: Zach Driscoll - Omaha Lancers

1-0-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .972 SV%

 

Driscoll appeared in one game over the weekend and made the most of it, stopping 35 of the 36 shots he faced to lead Omaha to a 4-1 road victory over Tri-City on Saturday night. The Bemidji State commit has been outstanding between the pipes for the Lancers as of late, as he has earned a victory in seven of his last nine appearances dating back to Oct. 27. Driscoll currently sports a 8-4-1-0 record, a 1.85 GAA, .931 SV% and four shutouts in 16 appearances this year, placing him second among all USHL goaltenders in those respective categories. He has allowed two goals or fewer in 12 of his 16 appearances this season and hasn't allowed more than two goals in a game in his last seven starts dating back to Nov. 10. This is Driscoll's second USHL weekly honor this season, as he was named Goaltender of the Week on Nov. 13. Driscoll in his second stint with the Lancers, as he appeared in 18 games for Omaha during the 2014-15 season. The Apple Valley, MN native has also played for St. Cloud State University, the Penticton Vees (BCHL), Austin Bruins (NAHL) and Eastview High (USHS) in addition to his time in the USHL. He was originally selected by the Lancers in the fourth round, 52nd overall of the 2013 USHL Phase I Draft.  

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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