Oliver Wahlstrom

Team USA (RW)

5 GP: 5 goals, 4 assists

8. Team USA

9-4-0-0, Last Poll: 3

Team USA has slowed down a bit since a remarkable beginning to the season but still remains one of the top teams in the USHL. After starting the season 5-1-0-0, Team USA finished .500 in their next six games, going 3-3-0-0, before knocking off the Fargo Force 6-3 to end November. Jack Hughes is still the rookie and Team USA scoring leader with 16 points (3G, 13A) and is also riding a eight-game point streak, having scored in every USHL game in which he's played, including a two-assist performance against Fargo. Cole Caufield, the team leader in goals, hadn't not lit the lamp since opening the season with seven goals in four games before picking up his eighth tally of the year in the win over Fargo. Oliver Wahlstrom, an A-rated skater on November's NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch list, remains one of the leaders for the U18’s. Team USA leads the league in goals for per game (4.85), accumulating 63 goals in 13 games. Despite an up-and-down November, Team USA still remains an exciting team to watch and look out for all season long. They will look to return to the top after a month consisting of six games, four of which will be played on home ice.


7. Green Bay Gamblers

8-6-2-0, Last Poll: 7

The Green Bay Gamblers have been one of the steadiest teams in the USHL so far this year. Goaltender Maksim Zhukov has been the Gamblers most notable player. The Vegas Golden Knights prospect currently sports a 2.45 GAA (6th in USHL) and .912 SV% (8th in USHL) , helping him to a solid 8-4-1-0 record. He recently blanked the Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Steel, leading his team to a 4-0 victory. On the offensive side of the puck, Trenton Bliss remains the Gamblers top scorer, as he registered his eighth goal of the year against the Steel, bringing him to an even eight goals and eight assists on the year and putting him into a tie for ninth in USHL scoring with those 16 points. The uncommitted forward will look to keep his scoring touch heading into December. Green Bay has been dominant at home, going 6-1-0-0 on the year and will enjoy a month where seven out of their 10 games will be played at the Resch Center.