The United States Hockey League today announced the CCM Hockey player awards for the 15th week of the 2014-15 USHL regular season.
Winners include Adam Johnson of the Sioux City Musketeers, recognized as CCM Forward of the Week; Adam Fox of Team USA and Corey Schueneman of the Des Moines Buccaneers, recognized as co-recipients of CCM Defenseman of the Week; and Kris Oldham of the Omaha Lancers, selected as CCM Goaltender of the Week.
Adam Johnson, F, Sioux City Musketeers: The veteran forward recorded nine points (3g, 6a) to help the Musketeers earn five of a possible six points in the standings over three contests. He scored a goal just 33 seconds into the game on Wednesday and then dished out an assist in the 4-3 shootout loss to Omaha. The 20-year-old followed up with a three-point game (1g, 2a) in Friday’s 5-1 victory over Fargo. Johnson then closed out the week with his third consecutive multi-point effort by contributing to all four goals (1g, 3a) in the 4-2 win against Fargo on Saturday. His goal proved to be the game-winner and was the 30th tally of his USHL career. He is now second overall in USHL scoring with 36 points (15g, 21a) in 29 games this season, and he is tied for the League lead with four game-winning goals. The product of Hibbing-Chisholm High School in Minnesota will begin his college hockey career next season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Adam Fox, D, Team USA: The 16-year-old registered four points (1g, 3a) over two games to help Team USA’s Under-17 squad earn a weekend sweep over the Green Bay Gamblers. He dished out two assists on Friday, including an assist on the overtime goal by teammate Clayton Keller, in the 5-4 victory. Fox then tied the game on Saturday with his second goal of the season and again assisted on the overtime-winner in the 4-3 victory for Team USA. He has scored two goals over his last three USHL contests and has produced points in five of his last six games (2g, 5a). Fox has recorded nine total points (2g, 7a) in 14 League games this season, the most points of any Team USA defenseman. The native of Jericho, New York played for the Long Island Gulls organization prior to this season. He will play college hockey at Harvard University following his USHL career.
Corey Schueneman, D, Des Moines Buccaneers: The defenseman recorded three points (2g, 1a) and a plus-three rating to help the Buccaneers earn five of six points in the standings during a three-game week. He netted his team’s lone goal in Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Fargo Force. He then dished out an assist in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Youngstown Phantoms before scoring the game-winning goal in Sunday’s 4-3 win against Youngstown. It was his eighth goal of the season, tying for the most goals among USHL defensemen. The goal also extended his point streak to five games (3g, 4a), and he now has points in 10 of his last 11 contests (4g, 9a). The 19-year-old is currently second among League defensemen in scoring with 22 points (8g, 14a) through 28 games. The Milford, Michigan native is a product of the Little Caesars organization and is committed to play college hockey at Western Michigan University.
Kris Oldham, G, Omaha Lancers: The rookie goaltender posted a 1.50 goals-against-average and .949 save percentage to lead the Lancers to a pair of victories during the weekend. He made 26 saves in the 4-2 win against the Waterloo Black Hawks on Friday. The 17-year-old then followed up with 30 saves in the 2-1 win over the Tri-City Storm on Saturday, extending the Lancers win streak to nine games. Oldham has won each of his last six starts, posting a 1.47 GAA and .948 SV% over that span. He is currently tied for second in the USHL with a 2.25 GAA and tied for fifth with a .917 SV%. It is the second time this season that the native of Anchorage, Alaska has captured weekly USHL honors. He is a product of the Alaska All-Stars youth organization and played for Kenai in the NAHL before coming to the USHL. He is currently uncommitted to a college hockey program.
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.
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