Reed Lebster, Zac Jones, Evan Fear: USHL Players of the WeekDecember 31, 2018
Reed Lebster – 2 Games Played – 3 Goals, 3 Assists
Reed Lebster has been named the USHL’s forward of the week. The Des Moines Buccaneers forward scored two goals and added two helpers in the Buccaneers 5-2 victory over the Omaha Lancers on Thursday. He’d follow up that performance with another goal Saturday night against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders to close out the week.
The UMass commit is now up to 16 goals and 27 points in 30 games. Lebster is keeping a point-per-game pace. His 27 points are also good for third among Buccaneers players and is also good enough to place Lebster in the top-15 of USHL scoring overall.
Zac Jones – 2 Games Played – 0 Goals, 3 Assists
Zac Jones has been named the USHL’s defender of the week. The Tri-City Storm blueliner wouldn’t find the back of the net in either of his contests last week but he did record three assists in two games. His assists helped the Storm extend their winning streak to three games.
Jones would record an assist in Tri-City’s 3-1 victory against the Lincoln Stars before adding two more assists against the Omaha Lancers on Saturday. The rookie defender is now up to two goals and 17 points which leads all Storm defenders. Not only does he lead the Storm blue-line in points but he also ranks first among USHL rookie defenders with 15 assists and 17 points.
Evan Fear – 1 Game Played – 1 Win, 1.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%
Evan Fear is the USHL’s goaltender of the week. This is the third time that Fear has been named as the USHL’s goaltender of the week. He earned his spot this time around after recording a 41-save shutout in his only start of the week.
In a 1-0 win against the Dubuque Fighting Saints, Fear pulled out all the stops (quite literally). He did his part to help the Green Bay Gamblers win an ever-important Eastern Conference matchup.
Fear now has an 8-7-2 record this season with a .908 save percentage.