Messner named USHL Forward of the Week

Aaron Vickers2017 Draft Center, USHL

Hickling Images

Madison Capitals forward Mick Messner had a clutch weekend.

Messner scored three goals and four points, including two overtime game-winners and an assist on another overtime-winner, en route to being named the United States Hockey League forward of the week.

The 17-year-old had the game-winning overtime goal on Friday against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. His second goal against the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Saturday also served as the game-winner. His primary assist on Sunday also downed the Fighting Saints in overtime.

Messner has a five-game point streak (4 goals, 2 assists), and has 10 goals and nine assists in 37 games this season in what has been an eventful year. The 2017 NHL Draft eligible has represented USA Hockey at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial and the World Junior A Challenge, and has skated in both the CCM/All-American Prospects Game, and USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Youngstown Phantons defenseman Michael Karow had a week that didn’t go unnoticed, too.

Karow, eligible for the 2017 draft, had four assists and was plus-4 in a weekend sweep of the Bloomington Thunder. He has 16 points (1G, 15A) in 41 games this season, including six assists in his last three games.