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Sunday Recap

04/03/2017, 10:00am CDT

Sioux City clinches Anderson Cup, Green Bay wins eighth in a row, Bloomington edges Cedar Rapids.




Green Bay picked up their eighth straight victory and now control their own playoff destiny thanks to a 3-0 shutout of in-state rival Madison. All three Gamblers goals were scored between the four and 14-minute marks of the opening period. Casey Mittelstadt opened the scoring with his 13th goal of the year, giving the Minnesota commit eight points (5G, 3A) in his seven games back in the Gamblers lineup dating back to March 17. Jared Spooner doubled the lead with his 19th goal of the year, and recent Brown commit Tony Stillwell completed the scoring just three minutes after Spooner's tally. Stillwell also added an assist in the win, and Green Bay also saw helpers from Chris Grando, Easton Brodzinski, Nolan Moyle, Rourke Russell and Brock CaufieldDavid Hrenak stopped all 27 shots he faced for his 15th win and fifth shutout of the season.







With their 4-1 victory over the Tri-City Storm, Sioux City clinched their first Anderson Cup title since the 1985-86 season. Following a scoreless opening period, the Musketeers picked up goals from Phillip Knies and Micah Miller to take a 2-0 lead into the final 20 minutes of play. Since rejoining the Musketeers after his high school season, Miller has points in each of his five games back with Sioux City, with five points (3G, 2A) in that span. After Logan Drevitch cut the lead to 2-1 just 1:16 into period three, Eeli Tolvanen and Brian Rigali found the back of the net late in the game to make it a 4-1 game, complete the scoring, and help their team clinch the Anderson Cup. Matt Hellickson dished out a pair of assists, and Matiss Kivlenieks made 12 saves on 13 Storm shots for his 16th victory in his last 17 starts.







Following a scoreless opening period that saw Bloomington outshoot Cedar Rapids 10-7, Grant Loven opened the scoring with his third goal of the season and gave the RoughRiders a 1-0 lead two minutes into the middle frame. The Thunder then exploded for three goals in the final 20 minutes, courtesy of Marko Reifenberger, Vladislav Dzhioshvili and Alec Mehr to run away with a 3-1 victory. Jake Durflinger, Calen Kiefiuk, Zach Mirageas, Ethan Somoza and Cam Burke all added assists for Bloomington, and Zach Stejskal picked up the win in his first USHL start with a 24-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.

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