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Ronnie Attard breaks modern-day USHL record for most goals by a defenseman


By @MichaelCaples –

Last week, MiHockey was posting about how Ronnie Attard scored four goals in a game.

This week, we’re writing about how he broke a modern day USHL record for most goals in a season by a defenseman.

Yesterday, Attard scored his 20th goal of the season, breaking the USHL Tier 1 (2002-present) single-season record for goals from the blue line.

The feat is extra impressive when you consider the timing – the USHL regular season runs through April 13, and Attard has only appeared in 33 games so far this season.

There was previously a three-way tie for that prestigious record, held by Eddie Del Grosso (Indiana Ice – 2005-06), Blake Kessel (Waterloo Black Hawks – 2007-08) and Matt Donovan (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders – 2008-09).

Attard, a White Lake native and Honeybaked/Victory Honda alum, has 42 points on the season, good for the top spot on his Tri-City Storm roster, as well as all USHL defenseman.

The Western Michigan commit also leads the USHL with a +40 rating on the season.

He’s being named the USHL defenseman of the week for the second week in a row (and fourth time this season) – more on that in a bit.


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