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USHL Player of the Week: Reilly Funk Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 7 Oct 2019  
By: Michael Moore


Reilly Funk is this weeks’ USHL Player of the Week. He becomes our new season’s first Player of the Week recipient after finding the net in both games he played this week.  What is more impressive is that this is Funk’s first season with the USHL. Youngstown Phantom’s coach Brad Patterson plucked Reilly from the Portage Terriers of Canada’s (Junior A) Manitoba Junior Hockey League. His acquisition has proven advantageous as Funk has amassed eight points only five into games of the 2019-20 campaign. 

This weekend Funk and his Phantoms faced the Muskegon Lumberjacks. In Friday’s tilt, Reilly scored on a play generated by Trevor Kuntar and Artyom Borshyov. The goal gave Youngstown a 2-0 lead just 9:36 into the first period.  At the start of the second period he would score again with help from Matthew Cassidy and Jayson Dobay. His second goal was enough to retire the Lumberjacks’ netminder- Noah Giesbrecht for the night. The Phantoms would go on to win the game, 4-2. On Saturday, Funk did not find the scoreboard until the third period. It was at 10:34 mark when he found himself assisted by Kuntar and Yusaku Ando to score the game’s winning goal.

Forward, Reilly Funk (18) is a native of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, CA. As stated previously, Funk’s most recent experience comes from the Portage Terriers of the MJHL. He has won both the Turnbell Cup and the Anavet Cup.  With the Terriers, Reilly managed an impressive career totaling 20 Goals and 39 Assists. When not skating with the Terriers, Funk traded ice time with the Central Plains Capitals Midget AAA club. His point totals from his time with the Capitals is also compelling, amounting to 32 Goals and 66 Assists. 

*Photo courtesy of portageterriers.com

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Author: Michael Moore
Michael is a professional hockey scout and advisor with Victorious Hockey helping North America’s top hockey prospects fulfill their ultimate playing potential.


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