Ben Blacker, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
The goaltender allowed just one goal over two games, posting a 0.48 goals-against-average and .983 save percentage to lead the RoughRiders to a pair of victories. He made 35 saves and then stopped all three attempts he faced in the shootout of Friday’s 2-1 win over the Madison Capitols. Blacker followed up by stopping all 24 shots in the 5-0 victory against the Green Bay Gamblers to record his second shutout of the season. It was also his 20th win of the year, tied for third-most among USHL goaltenders. His .920 SV% overall is also tied for third in the League while his 2.58 GAA ranks eighth. The 17-year-old from Oakville, Ontario came to the USHL after spending last season with the Milton Icehawks (OJHL). He is committed to play college hockey at Western Michigan University.
Tag(s): Players of the Week