Minnesota News in the USHL

A look at recent Minnesota news in the USHL. 

  • Connor Kurth of Elk River netted the first goal of the USHL season last Friday and scored two more to complete the Hat Trick for Dubuque. Despite Kurth’s efforts Dubuque lost to Muskegon 7-4. Kurth, who played at Gentry Academy is committed to the University of Minnesota. 

16 Minnesotans skated in the USHL last weekend. 

Player Team Hometown Notes 
Max Burkholder Dubuque Chaska 2 games, -1, 1 shot 
Connor Kurth Dubuque Elk River 2 games, 3g, +1 8sh, 2pm 
Hobie Hubquist Dubuque Heron Lake 1 game, 1 loss, 7 GA, 28/35 
Rhett Pitlick Muskegon Chaska 2 games, 1 assist, 6sh 
Cameron Berg Muskegon WBL 2 games, 2g’s 7sh, +1 
Will Hillman Youngstown Blaine 1 game, 1 g, 2sh 
Bennett Zmolek Youngstown Rochester 1 game, -1 
John Mittlestadt Green Bay Eden Prairie 1 game, 1sh, +1 
Todd Scott Tri-City Albertville 1 game, 1 win, 1 GA, 31/32 
Josh Eernisse Tri-City Apple Valley 1 game, 2sh 
Nick Portz Tri-City St. Cloud 1 game, 1sh 
Mason Wheeler Tri-City Inver Grove Heights 1 game 
Griffin Ludtke Sioux City Elko 1 game 
Nick Pierre Sioux City Cottage Grove 1 game, 1sh 
Bennett Schimek Sioux City Mendota Heights 1 game, 1sh 
Mason Langenbrunner Sioux City Moose Lake 1 game, 2pm, +1 
  • The Rink Live Podcast recently spoke to USHL Commissioner Tom Garrity about the possibility of getting a USHL team in Minnesota (11:41).  It would only make sense for the State of Hockey to have a team in the Nation’s top junior league.