Mesa product, Jr. Coyotes graduate Wright grabs weekly award from USHL
The USHL has announced that Omaha Lancers forward Garrett Wright is the league’s Forward of the Week.
The Lancers swept a home weekend over the defending Western Conference champion Fargo Force thanks in part to a great offensive output from Wright.
Friday night saw a pair of goals from the Mesa native as Wright had the game-winner early in the second before adding a shorthanded insurance goal just 30 seconds into the third period of a 4-1 win.
The next night, Wright was pivotal in a come-from-behind victory for the Lancers, who fell two goals behind in the opening frame before tallying a trio of goals in the second, of which Wright assisted on the second and third, capping a three-assist night, before closing out a 4-3 win in the third.
Wright is off to a great start offensively with 10 points (four goals, six assists) in the first eight games this season for the Lancers. In 45 previous games in the USHL (Omaha, 2020-21; Central Illinois Flying Aces, 2017-18), Wright had 10 points (goal, nine assists).
During his youth hockey career, Wright played for the Jr. Coyotes.
(October 27, 2021)