Matt Leitner, a forward for the USHL's Fargo Force, was selected to the 2009 U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete at the World Junior A Challenge Nov. 1-8 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. The event will also feature two teams from Canada and one each from Belarus, Russia and Sweden. Leitner was also named the USHL's offensive player of the week recently.
Through a handful of games, Leitner and Cedar Rapids forward Zach Lehrke are among the USHL's top 10 scorers.
Max Gaede, a senior forward at Woodbury High School, was put on the NHL's Central Scouting Service's early season Players to Watch list. He's listed as a "C" player, which puts him on limited viewing for scouts as a potential late-round draft pick.