Right Wing Alex Laferriere of the Des Moines Buccaneers is this week’s USHL Player of the Week.Without hesitation Alex is our pick this week. He skated out the week with seven points in total. Nobody else in the USHL came even close to that. It all started with Friday night’s game where Alex found the net in both the second and in the third. He also helped teammate Sam Renlund open the game with an assist in the first. The Buccaneers won that matchup in convincing fashion over the Sioux Falls Stampede, 6-2 .
Then Saturday happened. Holy cow! Now paired up against the Waterloo Black Hawks the Buccaneers took care business blowing them out 8-1. Laferriere made his contribution in the dominant affair by scoring in the first, the second and the third periods. He also managed to squeeze an apple into the second as well.
Alex Laferriere (19) is one of the players stuck in the NCAA COVID exception. He is a player rostered with the Harvard Crimson of the NCAA. When the NCAA shutdown due to the coronavirus it made an exception for those players rostered with NCAA programs (that were not skating) to allow for them to return to their Junior hockey program. The Ivy League made the decision to cancel winter sports. The Crimson play in the ECAC but the decision would carry over to all of the Ivy League schools that skate within the ECAC.
Laferriere is a native of Chatham, NJ. Through his youth, Laferriere played with several organizations including the New Jersey Colonials, New Jersey Avalanche, Chatham High, Kent School and the Yale Jr. Bulldogs.
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