Thursday, May 1, 2008

USHL Badger Recruit Semi-Final Roundup

I can guarnatee one thing on the first day of May, 2 Badger recruits will win the Clark Cup.

The Waterloo Blackhawks (Brock Montpetit and Craig Smith) swept the Chicago Steel in one semi-final, while the Omaha Lancers (Patrick Wiercioch and Matt Thurber) slipped past the Lincoln Stars (Travis Erstad) in 5 games. In game 5 last night, Omaha was down 2-0 at one point, but charged back to win 5-4, including a goal by Matt Thurber.

The box scores for all of the semi-final games can be found here: 4/22, 4/23, 4/25, 4/26, 4/27, 4/29 and 4/30.

The Finals start Sunday night, GL to both teams. I might try to catch a game at some point on B2Live.

Recruit Stats for the Semis:

Forwards:

Matt Thurber: 3-2-5, Even, 13 SOG & 4 PIM
Travis Erstad: 1-1-2, Even, 6 SOG & 2 PIM
Brock Montpetit: 1-2-3, +3, 8 SOG
Craig Smith: 1-2-3, +3, 11 SOG, 2 PIM

Defenseman:

Patrick Wiercioch: 1-3-4, -5, 21 SOG, 4 PIM

I'll have to give Matt Thurber Badger Recruit of the semi's, but its great to see that all 5 young men have contributed to their teams during the playoffs.