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Ryan Beck Named USHL Forward of the Week

By Jordan Kuhns, 12/14/21, 11:00AM CST

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Team leader in assists posts six points in weekend sweep of Youngstown

CHICAGO — Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Ryan Beck has been selected as the USHL Forward of the Week for Week 12 of the 2021–22 season. Beck scored three goals and three assists and finished the week a +2 in three wins over the Youngstown Phantoms.

In 22 games with the Fighting Saints this season, Beck has scored 7 goals and 21 assists, good for 28 points. One more point will give him a single season high in his career. The Michigan native is tied for seventh in league scoring and tied for the fourth-most assists in the league with teammate Stephen Halliday. This is the second-year forward’s first Forward of the Week award.

Beck scored a spectacular goal in Thursday’s game which tied the game at four and forced the game into overtime. The Saints won in an eight-round shootout, 5-4. His best effort came Friday, when he scored two goals and two assists in a 5-3 win. And lastly, he added an assist on the game-winning goal by Nikita Borodayenko in Saturday’s 4-1 win.

In his first full season back in 2019–20, Beck was ranked in the NHL Draft as a C-ranked skater. Beck played in the 2020 BioSteel All-American Game in December of 2019.

This is the fourth time a Fighting Saints forward has captured USHL Forward of the Week. Halliday has two on his résumé this season, and Tristan Lemyre picked his up early in the season.