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Loa Milfors, Ty Hanson and Shikhabutdin Gadzhiev earn league honors for outstanding performances last week

April 15, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL) News Release

Loa Milfors (Cedar Rapids), Ty Hanson (Sioux City) and Shikhabutdin Gadzhiev (Muskegon) have earned United States Hockey League (USHL) Player of the Week honors for Week 29, the league announced Monday.

Forward of the Week

Loa Milfors | Cedar Rapids | Stockholm, Sweden

Birth Year: 2004

2 GP, 2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points, 8 shots on goal, +4 plus-minus rating

Tied for the USHL lead with five points and three goals in helping Cedar Rapids to two wins last week

Scored twice (including the game-winning goal), had two assists and was +4 in a 7-4 home win over Des Moines last Friday

Had a goal and four shots on goal in a 5-2 road win to close out the regular season at Dubuque Saturday

Ended the year with a three-game point-scoring streak (4-2- 6) and 8-6- 14 in 28 games played

Defenseman of the Week

Ty Hanson | Sioux City | Hermantown, Minn.

NCAA Commitment: Minnesota Duluth

Birth Year: 2005

2 GP, 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points, +4 plus-minus rating, 7 shots on goal

Had a goal and an assist in Dubuque's 4-2 win over Chicago last Saturday

Including a shorthanded goal, scored twice and assisted on the game-winning goal in a 7-2 home win over Lincoln last Saturday

Finished the 2023-24 regular season as Sioux City's top-scoring defenseman with 10-17-47 in 59 games played (ranked second in scoring amongst all defensemen in the USHL)

Goaltender of the Week

Shikhabutdin Gadzhiev | Muskegon | Makhachkala, Russia

Birth Year: 2004

2 GP, 2-0-0-0, 120:00 minutes, 4 GA, 47 saves, 2.00 goals against average, 0.914 save percentage

Stopped 29 shots in a 7-3 road win at Chicago last Friday

Had 14 saves in a 4-1 win over the Steel Saturday

Went 7-2-0-0 with a 2.47 goals against average and a .916 save percentage in his last seven appearances of the regular season

Now a three-time USHL Goaltender of the Week over the course of the 2023-24 season

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