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Gilbert native, Jr. Coyotes, AHU, Bobcats, DYHA alum Livanavage chosen as weekly USHL award winner


The USHL announced today that Chicago Steel blueliner Jake Livanavage is the USHL Defenseman of the Week.

The defending Clark Cup champions completed a weekend sweep with a pair of 6-4 wins thanks in part to a strong four-point weekend from one of their returning defensemen.

Livanavage was a huge contributor in Friday night’s win over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders with a three-assist performance. The following night, the University of North Dakota commit picked up a goal in a win over the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

This season, Livanavage has far surpassed his previous season-best total of nine points in 43 games (2020-21) as the Gilbert native has 21 points (two goals, 19 assists) in 25 appearances this season.

Livanavage’s three-point performance on Friday night was a career-best point total for a single game after previously registering a pair of points on four different occasions.

The C-rated skater by NHL Central Scouting is tied for fourth among league defensemen with 21 points this season and his 19 assists ranks third among blueliners.

During his youth hockey days, Livanavage played for DYHA, Arizona Hockey Union, Arizona Bobcats and Jr. Coyotes.

(December 14, 2021)

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