Central Illinois Flying Aces (C)
16 GP: 5 goals, 7 assists
12. Central Illinois Flying Aces
7-8-0-1, Last Poll: 10
Central Illinois is a team looking to get back to their winning ways that they saw earlier in the season. They are currently in the midst a three-game skid and searching for a way to get back into the win column. Jakub Lacka leads the team in points with 13 (8G, 5A). Right behind him is rookie Tyler Madden with 12 points (5G, 7A). Madden and fellow rookie Drew Elser (8 PTS) give the Flying Aces’ present and future a lot of promise. Madden is currently third in USHL rookie scoring and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Max Andreev, who started the season on fire, recording nine points in his first six games, has registered only one point since. The recent Cornell commit will look to get back to his early season successful ways. The Flying Aces enjoyed playing at home a lot during November, but that will not be the case in December. Central Illinois will be on the road for six games, which includes a five-game road trip in four different cities: Muskegon, Plymouth (Team USA), Sioux City games and Sioux Falls before returning home and closing 2017 at Grossinger Motors Arena on New Years Eve against Madison.
11. Lincoln Stars
7-6-0-0, Last Poll: 11
After going 3-3-0-0 in their six games over the course of November, the Stars are looking to find consistency in their play. Casey Dornbach has played well, leading his team in goals (7), assists (7) and points (14). Goaltender Tomas Vomacka, much like his team, is also trying to find consistency between the pipes but has also shown flashes of brilliance. He finished November with a 1-2-0-0 record but the one win was stellar, a 16-save shutout of the offensively prolific Fargo Force. The Nashville Predators prospect has the skill set to be an outstanding goalie and will look to put those tools together on a consistent basis. The other Stars goaltender, Derek Schaedig, was solid in November, winning all three of his starts. Rookies Devlin McCabe and Paul Cotter are also showing a lot of promise in their play with eight and seven points, respectively. Lincoln heads into a busy, 10-game December after a relatively light six-game November.