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DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS , CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS 
A three-point night from Riese Gaber along with two goals from reigning USHL Forward of the Week Ty Jackson helped the Dubuque Fighting Saints to a 5-2 win in Cedar Rapids over the RoughRiders on Wednesday.
There were three goals in the first period, all coming late in the frame. Dubuque's Matias Maccelli opened the scoring with his second of the season with just over four minutes to play in the frame. Just under three minutes later, the RoughRiders' TJ Walsh evened the game at one with a power play tally, but Gaber scored his third of the year just 30 seconds later to give his team a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.
Jackson scored the only two goals of the second period, with Gaber picking up the primary assist on both tallies, making it a 4-1 game after 40 minutes of play.
Cedar Rapids' Evan McIntyre picked up his first USHL goal just under five minutes into the third period, but that's as close as the RoughRiders would get. James Sanchez added an insurance goal midway through the third, giving Dubuque a 5-2 win and moving them into second place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-1-1-0 record. After losing their opening game of the season at the Dick's Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic, the Fighting Saints have gone unbeaten in their last five games, winning four of them.
Gaber added two assists to go along with his goal, Willie Knierim dished out a pair of helpers and Matthew Thiessen made 25 saves for his fourth victory of the year between the pipes.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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.