Tuesday, April 15, 2008

USHL Badger Recruit Weekly Report

The USHL playoffs are now in full swing. 6 Badger recruits made the playoffs and now 5 remain.

The Omaha Lancers (Patrick Wiercioch & Matt Thurber) are up 2-1 on Sioux City.
The Waterloo Blackhawks (Craig Smith & Brock Montpetit) are up 2-0 on Cedar Rapids
Lincoln (Travis Erstad) swept Sioux Falls (Eric Springer) in 3 games.
Indiana and Chicago are tied at one game apiece.

Links to the games last week can be found here: 4/8, 4/9, 4/10, 4/11, 4/12.

Badger Recruits

Forwards:

Matt Thurber: 1 Assist, +1, 8 shots, 2 PIM
Travis Erstad: 1 Assist, +2, 5 shots, 6 PIM
Craig Smith: 1 Goal, Even, 9 shots, 2 PIM
Brock Montpetit: 1 Assist, Even, 3 shots, 4 PIM

Defensemen:

Patrick Wiercioch: 3 Assists, +1, 11 shots, 6 PIM
Eric Springer: 1 Goal, 1 Assist, -3, 9 shots, 2 PIM

USHL Badger Recruit of the Week: Patrick Wiercioch. When you see this kid play, you'll be very happy that he decided on Wisconsin.

Edit: The Unofficial USHL blog has their 1st annual player awards posted. Patrick Wiercioch was named Most Improved and a member of the All-Rookie team. Matt Thurber was recognized as the runner-up for the top defensive foward. So not only can Matt Thurber be a playmaker, he can play mad D and contribute significantly on the PK, can't wait to see it!