Monday, March 20, 2017

BLOG: Casey Mittelstadt named USHL Forward of the Week

Returning to the USHL with some unfinished business that will stay that way, it didn't take long for Eden Prairie senior and Minnesota commit Casey Mittelstadt to make an impact in his first weekend back with Green Bay Gamblers.

Mittelstadt was on Monday named the USHL Forward of the Week. The 2016 Minnesota Mr. Hockey scored a pair of goals Friday, finishing with three points. He added three more assists in wins against Cedar Rapids and Madison.

It's the second time Mittelstadt, who split his season between Green Bay and Eden Prairie, earned the USHL Forward of the Week honor. He received the honor November 7th prior to heading back to high school.

In 19 games for Green Bay Mittelstadt has 27 points (10G-17A). Leading the league in scoring when he left in November, Mittelstadt's 1.42 points per game is .22 better than anyone in the USHL.

Other Commit Performances:
-Goaltender Mat Robson (Penticton - BCHL) stopped 46 of 48 shots (.958 save percentage) in two playoff wins this weekend. The Vees defeated Merrit by a pair of 4-1 scores to take a 2-0 lead in the Interior Division Final. Robson, who will be coming to Minnesota next season, came close to shutting out Merrit each night before giving up a third period goal.

-With the end of the high school season, a couple other players with Minnesota commitments are concluding their hockey year with USHL games. Class AA champion Blake McLaughlin (Grand Rapids) is with the Chicago Steel. Sammy Walker (Edina) is suiting up with the Lincoln Stars.

Everyone scored Friday, or so it seemed.

-Including Mittelstadt, all four players who signed Letters of Intent in November lit the lamp Friday in USHL games. Nate Knoepke and Scott Reedy each scored in the second period of a 5-2 win for the US U-18 team against Dubuque. Brannon McManus did the same for the Steel and was named the second star in a 4-3 OT win.

-Defensman Clayton Phillips (2018-19) had a goal and an assist Friday for Fargo.

-Garrett Wait scored Saturday. He has 9 goals and 25 assists in 53 games for Waterloo.

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