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Zac Jones named USHL Defenseman of Week

Posted 199 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE. – Tri-City Storm defenseman Zac Jones has been named the USHL’s Defenseman of the Week. Jones recorded three assists in the Storm’s two victories over rivals Lincoln & Omaha and finished the week with a +3 rating in plus/minus. Jones was on the ice for six of Tri-City’s eight goals in the two games. Jones also recorded an assist on both game winning goals in the Storm’s wins over its in-state rivals last week.


Zac Jones, 18, of Glenn Allen, Virginia picks up Defenseman of the Week honors for the first time in his career this week following the Storm’s two wins over Lincoln & Omaha last week. Jones recorded the primary assist on Brendan Furry’s game winning goal in Tri-City’s 3-1 defeat of the Lincoln Stars on Friday. Jones also finished the game with +2 plus/minus rating and was on the ice for all three of the Storm’s goals. In Saturday’s 5-2 defeat of the Omaha Lancers, Jones recorded two assists, including the primary assist on the game winning goal scored by Joe Molenaar in the 2nd period. Jones was named 2nd Star of the game and was one the ice for three of Tri-City’s five goals. Jones currently leads all Storm players with 15 assists on the 2018-2019 season, and his 17 points is best among Storm defenseman. Jones was drafted 3rd Overall by Tri-City in the 2018 USHL Phase II draft, and previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


“My confidence has gone up from my experience at the World Junior A Challenge. With the guys playing so well around me, it’s been an easy transition to come back to the Storm from that event. I’m focused on trying to get better defensively right now and work on improving my 200ft game.”– Zac Jones


“Zac, not unlike the rest of our guys, benefited from the holiday break and was able to recharge before last week’s games against Lincoln and Omaha. He came into the week with more confidence than he probably had before the break due to his great performance at the World Junior A Challenge. Last week was a week where we needed guys to step up, he was able to do that, and its always great when you can get some offense from your defense.” Head Coach Anthony Noreen


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