Neil Shea is this weeks’ JuniorHockey.Com’s USHL Player of the Week. The Chicago Steel forward accounted for a total of five points this week, tying Des Moines Buccaneers’ Reed Lebster for the lead in points (this week). All of Shea’s goals were earned goals whereas Lebster’s total did include one empty net goal. Though soundly defeated by the Central Illinois Flying Aces on Friday, Shea contributed greatly in generating the three goals the Steel were able to score. Early in the third, he was credited for assisting Nick Abruzzese for the second goal of the contest. Later, Shea would score the game’s third goal by taking a feed from Adam Robbins and getting it past the Ace’s Mitchel Gibson. With momentum carrying over from Friday, Shea wasted no time as he opened the scoring against the National Team Development Program U17’s just a mere 9 seconds into the game. He would score again 27 seconds into the Third period. He also provided an assist to teammate Christian Sarlo four minutes later. His efforts resulted in a 6-3 victory over the U17’s.
Neil Shea (19) grew up in Marshfield, MA. The left handed forward grew up playing with Marshfield High, Lawrence Academy and the Neponset Valley River Rats. He spent his first USHL season skating with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the 2017-18 season. He skated eleven games with the RoughRiders accumulating one goal and two assists. He has committed to play for Northeastern University beginning in 2019.
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