CHEZ'S CHEDDAR: U18 defenseman Ryan Chesley (Mahtomedi, Minn.) has showcased his offensive prowess of late as he has registered four goals over his last four games played.
The 6-foot, 195-pound blueliner collected a power-play marker late in the team's 9-0 win over the Dubuque Fighting Saints on February 18, scored a pair on some booming slap-shots in February 25's 11-3 win over Green Bay and opened the scoring in the team's 5-4 win at Providence last Friday evening.
With the stretch, the University of Minnesota commit now has six goals scored on the season, one behind Lane Hutson (North Barrington, Ill.) for most by a defenseman on the team.
Chesley recorded a defenseman team-high 13 goals during the 2020-21 campaign, including a tally at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship last April in Texas.
VOTER HEATER: Under-17 forward Will Vote (Arlington, Mass.) scored Sunday afternoon against Dubuque to tie the game in the middle of the second period. With the goal, Vote extended his goal streak to five straight games.
Since January 30's game against Youngstown, Vote has recorded nine goals and three assists for 12 total points over the stretch.
Vote is tied for fourth among all U17 skaters with 25 points (17g-8a) on the campaign.
HUT, HUT, HUTTY: U18 defenseman Lane Hutson (North Barrington, Ill.) continued his torrid stretch with a goal, his seventh of the season, in the team's 5-4 win at Providence.
Hutson now has nine points (2g-7a) over his last five games played and has collected four multi-point efforts in the team's past seven games.
On the season, Hutson's seven goals and 40 points (7g-33a) lead all NTDP defensemen. The Boston University commit has racked up a +29 rating, good for third highest on the Under-18 Team.
Hutson was one of seven underagers who represented Team USA at the 2021 Under-18 Men's World Championship, where he was named one of the team's best three players at the conclusion of the tournament.
MOOSE HUNTING: U18 goaltender Tyler Muszelik (Long Valley, N.J.) picked up the win against Providence to extend his record to 17-4-2 on the season, to pair with a 2.98 goals-against average and an even .900 save percentage.
Muszelik has now posted eight NCAA wins, including a New Year's Day shutout over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, when he turned aside all 19 shots he faced.
The future New Hampshire Wildcat has won each of his last four decisions and seven of his last eight on the season.
WAY TO GO, JACKO: After helping clinch Northeastern men's hockey's first-ever regular season Hockey East Championship, NTDP alum and Huskies freshman forward Jack Hughes (NTDP 2019-21/Northeastern University) was named the HEA Rookie of the Week.
Hughes led all skaters on the team with four points, potting a goal and assisting on three others. He had a career-high three points (1g-2a) in Friday's 6-1 win over Merrimack and now had 15 total points on the year, 13 of which have come in conference play.
The weekly honor was Hughes' first from Hockey East