Monday, January 28, 2013

Paul LaDue and Luke Johnson earn weekly USHL awards

Congrats to Paul LaDue and forward Luke Johnson who both received an award from the USHL today.  Paul was named "CCM Defenseman of the Week," while Luke shared the "CCM Forward of the Week" award.

Click here to view the official press release from the USHL.

Here's an excerpt from the above article linked above:

Luke Johnson, F, Lincoln Stars: The 18-year-old tallied four goals and an assist over the weekend, leading then Stars to a pair of wins.  On Friday night, he scored Lincoln’s first goal mid-way through the first period on the power play and assisted on Paul LaDue’s second period power play goal to help the Stars to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Sioux Falls Stampede.  After being held off of the score sheet on Saturday, the Grand Forks, ND native responded by recording his first USHL career hat trick, with a goal in each period, to lead the Stars to a 5-0 win over the Des Moines Buccaneers.  Johnson currently ranks fifth on the team in scoring with 26 points (11g, 15a) and is tops with 11 points on the power play (6g, 5a).

Paul LaDue, D, Lincoln Stars: The Grand Forks, ND native had a point in each of the Stars’ three games over the weekend.  On Friday, he scored a second-period goal on the power play and buried the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Stars to a 3-2 shootout win over the Sioux City Musketeers.  He notched an assist in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Fargo Force and added another assist in Sunday’s 5-0 shutout over Des Moines.  LaDue is currently riding a four-game point streak, amassing three goals and two assists over that span, and is third on the team in points (32) and second in assists (22).

LaDue and Johnson (who are cousins) will both play for the University of North Dakota next season.  UND is getting two very good players.  It will be fun to watch both of them in the upcoming seasons.

Congrats once again to Paul and Luke!  Very well deserved.


Anonymous said...

Good job boy's.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Luke have some puck luck for a change! And seriously there is no beter d-man than LaDue in the league. Is this kid ever out of position? Great kid for the younger d on the team to learn from.