For Immediate Release: March 11, 2019
RoughRiders’ Millar is USHL Defenseman of the Week
The United States Hockey League announced the Forward, Defenseman and Goaltender of the Week for Week 24 of the 2018-19 season. Team USA forward and top 2019 NHL Draft prospect Jack Hughes was named USHL Forward of the Week for the first time this season and third time in his USHL career, while Cedar Rapids RoughRiders defenseman Jack Millar and Central Illinois Flying Aces goaltender Mitchell Gibson earned their first USHL weekly awards. Hughes scored three goals and dished out a pair of assists in a pair of games at Lincoln, Millar scored his second goal of the season and added to helpers over the weekend and Gibson led the Flying Aces to a pair of wins by stopping 74 of the 75 shots he faced, including a 37-save shutout over Eastern Conference-leading Muskegon on Saturday. The USHL is America’s only Tier 1 junior hockey league, and continues to lead the world in the advancement of Division I college hockey athletes.
Defenseman: Jack Millar - Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
2 GP: 1 goal, 2 assists
Millar dished out an assist on Liam Walsh's goal 33 seconds into Cedar Rapids' game on Thursday against Madison, a 5-1 RoughRiders win over the Capitols. The Colorado College commit followed that performance with a goal and another helper on Saturday. With his three-point weekend, Millar has reached the double-digit mark in points on the season, as he has recorded 10 points (2G, 8A) in 49 games. Over his last 10 games, he has played extremely well, recording nine points (2G, 7A) as well as a pair of multi-point performances in those contests. His two goals are tied for 10th among all USHL rookie defenseman, while his eight assists are tied for ninth. He is fourth in points among all Cedar Rapids defensemen and second among RoughRiders blueliners in scoring. Millar is in his first full USHL season, as he played in two games for the RoughRiders during the 2017-18 season, recording an assist in those contests. The Westminster, CO native was selected in the 14th round, 212th overall by Cedar Rapids in the 2017 USHL Phase II Draft and previously played for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders.
The RoughRiders’ next home game is Friday March 15th when they take on Team USA. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 319-247-0340 or by going online at www.roughridershockey.com.
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