MADISON CAPITOLS: The U.S. National Under-18 Team takes its second straight weekend in Wisconsin as they travel to the capital for a pair against the Madison Capitols.
Madison comes into the weekend in the basement of the USHL's Eastern Conference with an 11-32-2-1 record through 46 games played.
The Caps are led by forwards Nathan Lewis and Quinn Finley after trading both Miko Matikka and Jack Musa, their top two leadings scorers, at the league's trade deadline.
Lewis has a team-high 20 assists and 29 total points while Finley sits right behind with 27 points (10g-17a--27pts) on the campaign. Madison captain Matt McGroarty has collected a team-high 11 goals.
On the back end, Nick Wallace and William Felicio have paced the Caps' blueliners. Wallace leads the d-corp in all scoring categories with three goals, 16 helpers and 29 total points. Felicio has helped the cause with 16 points (2g-14a--16pts).
Madison has struggled in net as both qualified netminders own a GAA north of 4. Ratislav Elias has appeared in 22 games with a 5-13-0-1 record, 4.05 GAA and .857 SV%. Mason Kucenski possesses a 4.50 GAA and .853 SV% in his 26 games.
The two games will be the final matchups of the season between the U18s and Capitols. The Under-18 Team has taken both prior contests, a 6-2 win in Madison on January 12 and a 4-0 shutout at USA Hockey Arena on February 2.