USHL Players of the Week: Jackson Perbix, Matteo Pietroniro, Logan SteinJanuary 30, 2019
Jackson Perbix – 2 Games Played – 5 Goals, 0 Assists
Green Bay Gamblers’ Jackson Perbix has been named the USHL’s forward of the week. Perbix would score twice Friday in a 4-3 shootout victory against the Lincoln Stars to start his week off strong. He’d follow that impressive performance up by scoring a hat trick the next day against the Stars, bringing his total to five goals in two games.
Perbix now leads the Gamblers in scoring with nine goals and 31 points in 36 games. He also has a six-game point streak that includes seven goals and 12 points.
This is his first full season in the USHL after he played five games with Team USA in 2016-17 and another 17 games with the Gamblers in 2017-18. He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the fourth round in 2018.
Matteo Pietroniro – 3 Game Played – 3 Goals, 2 Assists
Matteo Pietroniro of the Chicago Steel has been named the USHL’s defender of the week. Pietroniro would score goals in three consecutive games, starting with a goal against Team USA on Friday and a goal Saturday and Sunday, both against the Fargo Force, including the game-winner Sunday. He’d also record two assists Sunday, giving him three points that outing.
Pietroniro, the captain of the Steel, is now up to 14 goals and 33 points through 37 games this season. He’s one of only three USHL defenders to have recorded at least 30 points thus far this season. He also leads all USHL blueliners with 14 goals.
Logan Stein – 2 Games Played – 2 Wins, 1.08 GAA, .958 SV%
Waterloo Blackhawks netminder Logan Stein is the USHL’s goaltender of the week. This marks the second consecutive week that a Waterloo goaltender earned goalie of the week honors as Stein’s teammate Jared Moe earned the distinction a week ago.
Stein’s week started with a relief effort of Moe on Thursday when he would come into the game just nine minutes into the action, making 27 saves on 28 shots and helping his team earn a 5-1 victory against the Omaha Lancers. He’d follow that up with 19 saves on 20 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Saturday.
Stein is now up to an 11-3-1-0 record this season with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage. His goals-against average is the fifth-best in the USHL while his save percentage ranks just outside of the top-10. Both of those statistics and his 11 wins rank second among rookie goalies in the USHL, however.