Monday, February 1, 2010

Cody Strang USHL Offensive Player Of The Week

Madison native and future Badger Cody Strang has been named the USHL Reebok Hockey Offensive Player Of The Week. Strang, who most likely will end up being a 2011 forward recruit from the Badgers, is playing in his first USHL season for the Youngstown Phantoms. Future Badger Jefferson Dahl also plays for the Phantoms.

From the USHL website: "Strang scored four goals over three games for the Phantoms. After scoring two goals through his first 20 games of the season, the first-year USHL forward more than doubled that total with a "natural hat trick", scoring three goals in succession during the second period of the 7-3 victory over Team USA on January 18th. The native of Madison, Wisconsin scored his three goals over a span of 4:55 which was the first hat trick in the inaugural season of the Phantoms. The 19-year-old then scored the first goal of the game in the 3-2 loss to Cedar Rapids on Saturday."

Strang had an outstanding prep career for Madison Edgewood high school which culminated in him winning the Wisconsin Mr. Hockey award last season. Strang has battled injuries for a few years and needs to get stronger before he comes to Wisconsin. With that said, he has definitely showed flashes of brilliance at times. Keep an eye on this kid.

PS, Jefferson Dahl assisted on all three of his hat-trick goals.