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Minnesotans sweep USHL player of the week honors

Finn Brink, a forward for the Madison Capitols and Maple Grove, Minnesota, native is one of three players from Minnesota receiving USHL honors this week.

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Maple Grove forward Finn Brink (27) celebrates his goal against Andover with the bench during the first period Saturday, March 12, 2022, in the State Boys Hockey Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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CHICAGO — A handful of games were played across the USHL over the weekend, but there was no shortage of action. The USHL named their Week 2 honorees, and Minnesotans swept the player of the week categories.

Finn Brink (Madison Capitols), Forward of the Week

The Capitols came out on top of the Fighting Saints on Friday with a 5-3 win and Finn Brink put up a goal and an assist in the contest. This was Brink's first goal of the season. The Maple Grove native spent last season splitting time with the Capitols and NTDP following his high school season.

Will Skahan (NTDP), Defenseman of the Week

The NTDP played the Roughriders on Friday and Will Skahan put up a goal. On Saturday, Skahan put up three assists in the NTDP's second game against the Roughriders for four points on the weekend. Skahan joins the NTDP after playing for Shattuck St. Mary's and St. Thomas Academy.


Anton Castro (Fargo Force), Goaltender of the Week

When the Force took on the Gamblers on Friday night, Anton Castro stood tall between the pipes, only allowing one goal on 40 shots and earning a 4-1 win for Fargo. Castro currently owns a 1.51 GAA and .949 save percentage through two games. The Mendota Heights native is back for another season with the Force.

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Kirsten Krull covers juniors and prospects for The Rink Live. She is a 2020 St. Cloud State graduate, and has been working in the hockey world for over six years, covering many levels of the game from juniors to the NHL.
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