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BLOOMINGTON THUNDER  at DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS 
Dubuque picked up their third straight victory and now sit just a single point out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference thanks to a 5-2 victory over the Bloomington Thunder. Eric MacAdams scored his first goal as a member of the Fighting Saints 1:23 into the game to open the scoring. Dallas Gerads picked up his 10th tally of the season nine minutes later, and Dubuque took a 2-0 lead into the second period. Keenan Suthers made it a 3-0 game 3:13 into the second period before Quinn Preston and Austin Rueschhoff extended the advantage to 5-0 later in the frame with goals just 30 seconds apart. Despite Bloomington getting third period tallies from Vladislav Dzhioshvili and Alec Mehr, the Fighting Saints picked up the 5-2 victory. Brendan Bushy and Scott Corbett dished out two assists each, and Jaxon Castor picked up his third straight win between the pipes with a 16-save performance.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, 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.