The United States Hockey League (USHL) announced Monday afternoon that Jack St. Ivany has been named Defenseman of the Week. He earns the honor after tallying four points (1g, 3a) in three games between February 6 and 10.
The second-year veteran helped lead the Herd to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday with a goal over the Fargo Force. St. Ivany followed it up with a two assist performance against the Lincoln Stars Friday night in a 4-2 victory. He then provided a critical assist on Reid Stefanson's game-tying goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation to help the Herd earn a point during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Omaha Lancers. The Stampede are 6-0-2 in their last eight games and sit in third place in the Western Conference, three points behind first place Omaha.
The Yale commit has registered 26 points on the season, including four goals and 22 assists. He currently ranks third among USHL defensemen in scoring. St. Ivany was recently ranked 129th overall among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting midseason rankings. The Manhattan Beach, Calif. native was a member of Team USA during the World Junior A Challenge and participated in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game earlier this year.
St. Ivany and the Stampede return to action Friday night in Sioux City to begin a three-week road trip which ends March 3 in Chicago. Puck drop on Friday is 7:05 p.m. and fans can catch all the action live on KELO News Talk 1320-AM, 107.9-FM and online at KELO.com.