DUBUQUE, Iowa — Matthew Thiessen was named the USHL Goaltender of the Week after a 44-save shutout of the Chicago Steel on Saturday night. Thiessen becomes the fourth Fighting Saint to claim weekly honors this season and joins his fellow netminder Aaron Randazzo who claimed the award earlier this season.
Thiessen set a Fighting Saints Tier-1 record with the 44-save shutout. It was the highest save total in a shutout performance for the Saints since they returned to Dubuque in 2010-11. Thiessen made 19 saves in the second period alone, which is the highest single period total this season for Dubuque. The shutout for Thiessen came against the Chicago Steel, the league’s second highest scoring team.
Thiessen is a Vancouver Canucks draft pick and a Maine Black Bears commit. He has appeared in 46 games this season, which is sixth-most in the USHL. The shutout was the first of Thiessen’s USHL career. Along with Randazzo, Thiessen joins forwards Dylan and Ty Jackson as the other Saints players who have claimed weekly awards this season. Ty and Dylan claimed the forward of the week award in early October.