Schierhorn shines: Your Alaskans in the USHL

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Sweet start to the USHL season for goaltender Eric Schierhorn of Anchorage.

Schierhorn, 17, who tends net for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, is 2-1-0 with a 0.98 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and one shutout.

He's one of six Alaskans, all from Anchorage, in the the top junior league in the country. (If we missed someone, hit The Blog with an email, please --

The Youngstown Phantoms carry three of the Alaskans. Minnesota State-Mankato commit Ryan Schwalbe, a forward, owns 2-2--4 totals in six games. Defenseman Alex Carle of Anchorage, the youngest of the three Carle boys who are all blueliners (Matt, the former Hobey Baker winner, plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning and looks like he's gonna make a career of things), has two assists in four games. He's headed to Merrimack. And Truman Reed, a Providence commit, has played six games on D.

Alex Jackstadt of Anchorage is a forward for the Fargo Force. He doesn't have a point, but owns an even rating in plus-minus, through five games.

Joey DiBenedetto, a forward for the Tri-City Storm, hasn't played a game yet.