Thursday, January 31, 2008

January Power Rankings

1. Lincoln Stars (Prev. 8, +7)
  • Key Wins: vs Omaha, at Sioux City.
  • Key Losses: OTL at Waterloo.
  • January Record: 8-0-1.
  • GF: 40, GA: 11
  • Key Player in January: David Reekie.
  • Player to Watch in February: David Reekie.
2. Indiana Ice (Prev. #2, +0)
  • Key Wins: vs Sioux City, vs Omaha.
  • Key Losses: vs Sioux City, at Waterloo.
  • January Record: 6-2-2.
  • GF: 32, GA: 35
  • Key Player in January: Gregory Squires.
  • Player to Watch in February: Paul Carey.
3. Chicago Steel (Prev. #6, +3)
  • Key Wins: vs Cedar Rapids, at Cedar Rapids.
  • Key Losses: SOL at Tri-City.
  • January Record: 8-0-1.
  • GF: 33, GA: 18
  • Key Player in January: Rob Madore.
  • Player to Watch in February: Simon Olsson.
4. Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets (Prev. #12, +8)
  • Key Wins: at Waterloo, at Cedar Rapids.
  • Key Losses: at Tri-City, at Lincoln.
  • January Record: 6-2-0.
  • GF: 27, GA: 18
  • Key Player in January: Pasquale Terrazzano.
  • Player to Watch in February: Elias Bianchi.
5. Omaha Lancers (Prev. #4, -1)
  • Key Wins: at Indiana, vs Sioux Falls.
  • Key Losses: at Lincoln, at Sioux Falls.
  • January Record: 6-2-1.
  • GF: 28, GA: 21
  • Key Player in January: Matt Thurber.
  • Player to Watch in February: Aaron Lewadniuk.
6. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (Prev. #3, -3)
  • Key Wins: vs Waterloo, at Sioux City.
  • Key Losses: vs Chicago, vs Ohio.
  • January Record: 6-4-0.
  • GF: 35, GA: 23
  • Key Player in January: Tyler Thompson.
  • Player to Watch in February: Kyle Flanagan.
7. Waterloo Black Hawks (Prev. #5, -2)
  • Key Wins: at Indiana, vs Lincoln.
  • Key Losses: at Cedar Rapids, vs Ohio.
  • January Record: 5-3-1.
  • GF: 24, GA: 22
  • Key Player in January: Siim Livik.
  • Player to Watch in February: Eddie Olczyk.
8. Sioux City Musketeers (Prev. #1, -7)
  • Key Wins: at Indiana, vs Tri-City.
  • Key Losses: vs Lincoln, at Des Moines.
  • January Record: 3-5-1.
  • GF: 23, GA: 28
  • Key Player in January: Stephane Da Costa.
  • Player to Watch in February: Joey Miller.
9. Tri-City Storm (Prev. #9, +0)
  • Key Wins: vs Sioux Falls, vs Chicago.
  • Key Losses: at Lincoln, at Omaha.
  • January Record: 4-5-0.
  • GF: 23, GA: 35
  • Key Player in January: Jordan Willert.
  • Player to Watch in February: Danny Heath.
10. Sioux Falls Stampede (Prev. #7, -3)
  • Key Wins: vs Omaha, at Cedar Rapids.
  • Key Losses: vs Sioux City, at Ohio.
  • January Record: 3-4-3.
  • GF: 25, GA: 29
  • Key Player in January: Jake Hansen.
  • Player to Watch in February: Eric Hartzell.
11. Des Moines Buccaneers (Prev. #11, +0)
  • Key Wins: vs Sioux City.
  • Key Losses: vs Omaha, at Lincoln.
  • January Record: 1-7-1.
  • GF: 21, GA: 42
  • Key Player in January: Michael Dorr.
  • Player to Watch in February: Keith Kinkaid.
12. Green Bay Gamblers (Prev. #10, -2)
  • Key Wins: None.
  • Key Losses: vs Ohio, vs Cedar Rapids.
  • January Record: 0-9-1.
  • GF: 12, GA: 41
  • Key Player in January: Taylor McReynolds.
  • Player to Watch in February: Anthony Hayes.

11 comments:

Happy Gilmour said...

what kind of crap is that? you don't even know these players/teams, and you waste time writing power rankings/key players? jeez.

Anonymous said...

hey happy, if you don't like it, don't read it! And especially don't take time out of your precious day to comment on it...

They're power rankings for just the month, not the entire season. calm down.

Anonymous said...

But it actually is crap.

Ryan said...

If I didn't know these players and teams, would I really have a USHL blog?

Anonymous said...

so lincoln is a one player team?

Anonymous said...

how do you KNOW these players? you watch all the games? talk to them? or just go by stats or hearsay?

Anonymous said...

If you don't like it, DONT READ IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just because you can make a blog about hockey doesn't make you an expert by any means. Have you ever played, coached, scouted or recruited in the sport of hockey? Doubtful.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see some of you homers do just HALF of the stats and write ups that Ryan does. Stop getting your panties in a bunch over it, if you don't like what he has to say or what his picks are...get over it.

Mr Ricochet said...

Keep up the good work Ryan!! Of all the experts who have played, coached, scouted and recruited, I don't see any of them taking the time to help out USHL fans by writing about the league to help us fans keep up with teams outside our towns!

Great work on the rankings.

Anonymous said...

i strongly disagree with your "players to watch." keep in mind all of the phantoms on pointstreak. some of these players listed are selfish.