The United States Hockey League announced Reed Lebster as USHL Forward of the Week earlier today.
Lebster recorded five points in two games last week, including a four-point performance on Thursday. Lebster scored twice and dished out a pair of assists in Des Moines' 5-2 victory over the Omaha Lancers on Thursday before scoring his third goal and recording his fifth point of the weekend on Saturday against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. With his five-point weekend, the University of Massachusetts commit is close to averaging a point-per-game this season, as he currently has 27 points (16G, 11A) through 30 games.
Those 27 points have Lebster sitting third on the Buccaneers and among the top-15 in USHL scoring. His 16 goals are good for second among all Des Moines players, while his 11 assists are good for fifth on the team. A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Lebster is in his third full USHL season and has played all 139 games of his USHL career in a Des Moines Buccaneers uniform. In those contests, he has recorded 60 points (34G, 26A). He was originally selected by Des Moines in the 12th round, 184th overall in the 2016 USHL Phase II Draft and previously played for Fox Motors (T1EHL).