TREY DAY: U18 netminder Trey Augustine (South Lyon, Mich.) won both starts last week en route to his first USHL Goaltender of the Week award of the season.
Manning the cage on back-to-back nights, Trey won both games with a combined 2.50 GAA and .921 SV% for Team USA.
He posted 31 saves in a 6-3 win at Green Bay and followed that up with 27 stops in a 3-2 win over the Gamblers the following day.
On the season, the future Michigan State Spartan now has 20 wins with just a pair of losses, neither in regulation. His 2.26 GAA would rank seventh among all NTDP single-season performances and his shiny .927 SV% would rank second all-time, just behind Jeff Frazee's .932 mark in 2004-05.
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN: The Under-18 Team brings a seven-game USHL winning streak into the weekend, their longest of the season after starting the campaign with six straight in league play.
Dating back to December 17, the U18s have picked up consecutive USHL wins over the Dubuque Fighting Saints (x2), Madison Capitols (x2), Muskegon Lumberjacks and a pair over the Green Bay Gamblers last weekend.
During those seven games, the U18s are outscoring their opponents by a 38-16 margin, more than doubling the output of the opposition.
SCORING SHORTIES: Both the U17 and U18 Teams potted a shorthanded tally en route to wins on Saturday night, the U17s on home ice and the U18s at Green Bay.
At USA Hockey Arena, it was Charlie Cerrato (Fallston, Md.) who connected while a man down less than a minute into the middle period to tie the game at once goal apiece. Team USA would go on to net six in a row for the 6-1 victory.
In Green Bay, it was a special-teams led second period for the U18s and Ryan Leonard (Amherst, Mass.) buried his shot on a 2-on-1 breakout while shorthanded to give the U18s their first lead of the game on their way to a 3-2 victory.
The shorthanded marker was Leonard's third of the season to lead all skaters at the NTDP. Oliver Moore (Mounds View, Minn.) and Brendan McMorrow (Lakeville, Minn.) had previously scored two apiece.
The two wins increased the NTDP's combined record to 14-1-0 on the season when connecting for a shorthanded score.
SHOOTING FOR A CENTURY: U18 forward Gabe Perreault (Hinsdale, Ill.) is closing in on the century mark for points in a single season, a feat accomplished only six times in program history by five different players.
Perreault's 96 points currently ranks as the eighth-highest single-season output with seven games remaining on the schedule before the 2023 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship in Basel, Switzerland this April.
The Boston College commit leads the U18s with 42 goals, 54 assists, 96 points, 10 power-play goals, eight game-winning goals and 2.00 points-per-game.
Perreault's 149 career points at the program currently puts him in sole possession of 12th among all-time NTDP skaters as he's four points away from breaking into the top-10.
FIFTY BURGER: 2006-born forward Cole Eiserman's (Newburyport, Mass.) next goal will be his 50th of the campaign, and would make him the sixth individual player and eighth occurrence in NTDP history of a skater hitting that mark.
Eiserman can join both Phil Kessel and Cole Caufield as the only U17 skaters to accomplish the feat.
Caufield's U17 record of 54 goals in 2017-18 is within reach for Eiserman if he can continue his year-to-date goal rate and if he continued on his current pace, he would pass Auston Matthews for the 2nd-most goals of any skater in a single season.
BESTING BIG BRO: U17 defenseman Cole Hutson (Barrington, Ill.) is also rising the charts of all-time NTDP performances as he is three points shy of setting the single-season record for points by a defenseman in a U17 season, currently held by Chad Krys in the 2014-15 campaign.
Hutson leads all NTDP defenders with eight goals scored, 38 assists and 46 points for the year.
Cole's older brother Lane, currently at Boston University and the 2022-23 Hockey East scoring champion, produced 63 total points last year for the 2nd-biggest all-time output in a single season for an NTDP blueliner.
The younger Hutson continues to skate with the Under-18 Team this weekend as he looks to crack the Team USA roster at the 2023 IIHF U18 Men's World Championship.