Quinn Preston

Dubuque Fighting Saints (RW)

33 GP: 15 goals, 15 assists

10. Green Bay Gamblers

17-14-2-1, Last Poll: 6

 

Green Bay remains in a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference and has been one of the steadier teams in the USHL all season, having played at a .500 clip over their last 10 games. Veteran forward Trenton Bliss continues to pace the team with 32 points (13G, 19A) through 34 games. The Michigan Tech commit has not gone two straight games without a point since Dec. 8 and 9 and has been the consistent offensive presence that the Gamblers need. His hard work has been noticed by the coaches, as he was named an alternate captain for the rest of the season. Fellow veteran Nolan Moyle (25 PTS), Josh Dunne (24 PTS), Brock Caufield (18 PTS) and Lean Bergmann (15 PTS) look ready to step up and help secure Green Bay’s spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. It won’t be easy in February, however, as the team will play five of eight games away from the Resch Center, including trips to Sioux City, Central Illinois and Chicago.

 

 

9. Dubuque Fighting Saints

16-13-4-1, Last Poll: 8

 

Like Green Bay and Youngstown, the Fighting Saints sit three games over the .500 mark on the season and are tied for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. After four victories in their seven January games, the month ended on a sour note for Dubuque, as they picked up just one point in their final three contests. Ohio State commit Quinn Preston enters February with a five-game point streak, scoring eight points (3G, 5A) in those contests, and has earned at least one point in nine of his last 12 appearances dating back to Dec. 28. He was tied for sixth in USHL scoring in January, with 14 points (5G, 9A) in 10 games. Preston is second on the team in scoring with 30 PTS (15G, 15A), one behind Alexander Steeves (13G, 18A), who recorded 11 points (5G, 6A) in his 10 games in January. Goaltenders Cole Weaver and James Durham both earned their first career USHL shutouts last month and will look to carry that momentum in February and shore up Dubuque’s playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference.