The United States Hockey League today announced the CCM and Reebok player awards for the third week of the 2014-15 USHL regular season.
Winners include Jeremy Bracco of Team USA, recognized as CCM Forward of the Week; Cam Lee of the Lincoln Stars, chosen as CCM Defenseman of the Week; and Alec Dillon of the Tri-City Storm, selected as Reebok Goaltender of the Week.
Jeremy Bracco, F, Team USA: The 17-year-old forward saw just one game of USHL action during the weekend but had a big effort with four points (2g, 2a) and a game high plus-three rating in the 6-3 victory over the Youngstown Phantoms on Friday. He assisted on the first goal of the game and then netted a goal just moments later in the first period before dishing out another assist in the third period and finishing the night off with an empty net tally in the closing seconds. The four points in one game established a new USHL career high for Bracco who now has six points (3g, 3a) through three contests this season. The native of Freeport, New York is committed to Boston College and is a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft.
Cam Lee, D, Lincoln Stars: The defenseman scored a goal in both contests and posted a plus-four rating as the Stars split a weekend set against the Muskegon Lumberjacks. He netted a goal in the first period of Friday’s 3-2 loss and equaled a game high plus-two rating. The 17-year-old then netted his second goal of the weekend in Saturday’s 4-3 victory and again tied a game high plus-two rating. Lee has now scored a goal in three straight games for the Stars and has tallied those three goals on just four shots. The Ferguson’s Cove, Nova Scotia native is playing his first USHL season and is committed to play NCAA hockey at Providence College.
Alec Dillon, G, Tri-City Storm: The 18-year-old goaltender posted a 1.01 goals-against-average and .971 save percentage in a pair of starts for the Storm during the weekend against the Chicago Steel. He stopped all 39 shots he faced, including 18 in the third period, of Friday’s 4-0 victory. It was the first shutout of his USHL career. He then extended his shutout streak for two more periods on Saturday before the Storm allowed two power play goals in the third period of the 2-1 loss to Chicago. He finished the game with 29 saves. Dillon is currently third overall in the USHL in both GAA (1.32) and SV% (.958). The Victoria, British Columbia native was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Draft and is committed to play NCAA hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 13th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2014-15. A record 35 players were chosen in the 2014 NHL Draft and more than 300 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. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (/ushlhockey), twitter (@USHL), and YouTube (/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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