With the completion of the United State Hockey League’s regular season, several future Huskies ended up near the top of the charts in offense.
Blake Lizotte of the Fargo Force made a strong run for the leagues scoring title but fell just short finishing second in scoring to Northeastern’s recruit Zach Solow. Lizotte finished the regular season with 19 goals and 46 assists for 65 points in 56 games. He finished 4 points behind Solow in the final tally. Fargo continues play in the USHL playoffs this week vs Waterloo. Following the playoffs, Lizotte will take his talents to the Huskies for the 2017-18 season.
Cole Guttman of the Dubuque Fighting Saints had an outstanding regular season compiling 27 goals and 27 assists for 54 points in 53 games. This placed the 5’10” 165 pound forward from Los Angeles, CA 9th in league points and 7th in goal scoring in the league. Dubuque moves on the face the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the Clark Cup playoffs. Still a youngster having just turned 18, it is yet to be determined when Guttman will arrive on the SCSU campus.
Easton Brodzinski had the disruption of playing for three USHL teams during the 2016-17 season yet still produced outstanding regular season numbers on offense. He began the season with the Fargo Force and then was traded to the Madison Capitals and ultimately to the Green Bay Gamblers for the playoff run. However, the Gamblers fell just short in their battle for a final playoff position. Brodzinski finished the season with 23 goals and 16 assists for 39 points in 53 games placing him 12th in league goal scoring. Brodzinski will join the Huskies for the 2017-18 season. He’s the younger brother of former Husky Jonny Brodzinski and older brother of future commit Bryce Brodzinski.
On the defensive side of things, Green Bay Gamblers goaltender David Hrenak finished fifth in goals against average at 2.24. He was fourth in save percentage at .923. Hrenak will join the Huskies for the 2017-18 season.