Bobby Brink, Nick Leitner, Roman Durny: USHL Players of the WeekNovember 6, 2018
Bobby Brink – 3 Games Played – 4 Goals, 3 Assists
Forward Bobby Brink was the recipient of USHL player of the week honors last week after a stellar four-goal, seven-point performance in three games. Going back to Oct. 27, Brink has been nearly unstoppable as he has four consecutive multi-point efforts. In those games, he’s scored five goals and nine points and has recorded at least one point in 11 of his last 13 contests.
The University of Denver commit is second in points in the USHL with eight goals and 22 points in 13 games behind only Martin Pospisil, his teammate with the Sioux City Musketeers.
Nick Leitner – 2 Games Played – 3 Assists
Nick Leitner was the USHL’s defender of the week last week after he produced three assists in two games. The 20-year-old defender notched an assist on the game-winning goal in the Green Bay Gamblers’ 5-3 victoryFriday. He would add another two assists in a 7-2 win Saturday, boosting his season-totals to 10 assists in 12 games.
Though he’s failed to find the back of the net this season, his game has never revolved around burying pucks. In all fairness, he’s never been much of an offensive threat prior to this season either as he only recorded two goals and 12 points in 86 USHL games heading into this season. He’s already crushed his career-best point total in a season. He could more than double his career production by this time next week.
Leitner ranks second in USHL defenders in assists and is tied for second in points.
Roman Durny – 2 Games Played – 2 Wins, 1.00 GAA, .970 SV%
Roman Durny was named the USHL’s goaltender of the week this week. Durny has a 2-0-0-0 with a 1.00 goals against average and a .970 save percentage.
In his first game of the week, Durny made 41 of 43 saves in a Des Moines Buccaneers victory over the Tri-City Storm on Friday. He would then make 23 saves Sunday en route to his first shutout of the season. His record has now improved to 7-3-0 as he has won each of his last three starts.
The Anaheim Ducks prospect, selected in the fifth-round in 2018, now has a 2.38 goals-against average and .923 save percentage. His goals-against average ranks second among USHL goalies and his save percentage is good for third in the league. He’s been excellent once again in his second season in the USHL and his win-record is finally reflecting that.