Roman Durny, Des Moines Buccaneers (courtesy Hickling Images)
Below is a recap and highlights from Tuesday's USHL game:
A 30-save performance from Anaheim Ducks prospect Roman Durny led the Des Moines Buccaneers to a 3-1 victory over the Fargo Force and into fourth place in the Western Conference standings. All the scoring in the game came in the second period. Des Moines scored the first three goals of the game, courtesy of TJ Walsh, Michael Mancinelli and Rylee St. Onge, to take a 3-0 lead 11:20 into the middle frame. Edmonton Oilers prospect and former Des Moines defenseman Mike Kesselring found the back of the net against his old team to get Fargo on the board at 15:33 of the second, but that's as close as the Force would get. Durny's 30 saves gave him his 22nd win of the season.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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.