Sunday, April 19, 2009

Donovan's Season Ends With POW Award

DU recruit Matt Donovan was named a first team All-USHL Award winner this season. He also picked up the league's final defensive Player of the Week Award.

In his second season with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, the native of Edmond, Oklahoma led all USHL defensemen in scoring with 51 points (19g, 32a) finished the regular season riding a three-game scoring streak (2g, 3a).

Donovan and fellow DU recruit Paul Phillips saw their season end in dramatic fashion as the Indiana Ice defeated the host RoughRiders in a deciding Game 5.

2010 DU recruit
David Makowski's Green Bay Gamblers advanced to the 2nd round of the USHL playoffs.
DU's 2009 Recruiting Class
D William Wrenn (U.S. Under-18)
D Matt Donovan (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
D Paul Phillips (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
G Adam Murray (U.S. Under-18)
F Drew Shore (U.S. Under-18)
F Shawn Ostrow (Camrose, AJHL)
F Chris Knowlton (Des Moines, USHL)

DU's 2010 Recruiting Class
F Jason Zucker (U.S. Under-17)
D David Makowski (Green Bay, USHL)

5 comments:

Aluuum said...

This looks like it could be the all time best recruiting class for D.U. It's loaded!

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm confused. In one article Jason Zucker is playing with the under 18 team and is shown as a 2010 recruit. In another article he is playing with the under 17 team. So what is the correct team and recruiting class?

dggoddard said...

Zucker was one of two under-17s called up to the Under-18 National team for this Tournament. He's a Junior in High School and will come to DU in 2010.

Anonymous said...

DG, Thanks for the clarification on Zucker status. Your Blog is the best.

dggoddard said...

You're welcome & thanks. :-)

Zucker is obviously an insanely good player who did a great job fulfilling his role as a "high energy" player in this tournament.