Recapping the past week’s action involving Michigan recruits. Plus several commits are taking part in international action.

WEEKEND RECAP
Dubuque 2, Chicago 1 – Friday
Omaha 5, Dubuque 4 (OT) – Saturday

Michigan defensive recruit Michael Downing had zeros across the board Friday—no points, no shots on goal, no penalties, and an even plus/minus rating.  Saturday Downing had an assist, +2 rating, and one shot on goal in a 5-4 overtime loss.

Dubuque remains the top team in the USHL Eastern Conference with an 8-2-1 record and 17 points, one point ahead of Green Bay.

Green Bay 4, Waterloo 0 – Saturday

Speaking of the Gamblers, they blanked Waterloo, 4-0, Saturday night. Michigan recruit Alex Kile had a goal and +2 rating for Green Bay, giving him four goals and a +4 rating in 11 games this season.

Green Bay sports an 8-3-0 record and has 16 points in the Eastern Conference.

Muskegon 4, Youngstown 1 – Friday
Cedar Rapids 2, Muskegon 1 – Saturday

Michigan recruit Max Shuart had an assist and two shots on goal as Muskegon won a penalty filled game Friday night. There were four fighting majors handed out in the first 12 minutes of the game, and looking at the box score it was chippy the rest of the game.

Saturday night Shuart had no points, one shot on goal, and a -1 rating.

Muskegon is 4-6-0 in 10 games with eight points. They are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

Sioux Falls 3, Tri-City 2 – Saturday

Justin Selman assisted on Sioux Falls first goal as they hang on to defeat Tri-Cirty, 3-2. Selman was also a +1 and had two shots on goal. He has no goals and three assists in nine games.

Sioux Falls is 4-4-1 with nine points and tied for fourth place in the USHL Western Conference.

Hamilton 6, Markham 5 – Saturday

In action north of the border, Hamilton downed Markham, 6-5, in a shootout win. Michigan recruit Spencer Hyman had no points and no penalty minutes for the Red Wings.

Oakville 4, Buffalo 2 – Tuesday
Oakville 5, Georgetown 4 – Friday
Georgetown 4, Oakville 3 – Saturday

Michigan commit Bryson Cianfrone had no points in all three games for Oakville this week. The Blades 2-1 record this week moves them in to sole possession of first place in the OJHL West Division.

FOUR NATIONS CUP
Michigan’s six Team USA recruits were not in action this past weekend. The NTDP Under-17 Team headed to Russia and the Under-18 Team to Switzerland for the Four Nations Cup.

The Under-17 Team will face Russia in an exhibition game November 9. They will then open the tournament against Slovakia on November 11, followed by Switzerland (Nov. 12) and closing against Russia (Nov. 13).

The Under-18 Team will face Switzerland in an exhibition game November 9. They’ll open tournament play against Sweden on November 11, followed by Finland (Nov. 12) and Switzerland (Nov. 13).

MILNE SELECTED FOR CANADA EAST
St. Michael’s Buzzers forward Daniel Milne was selected for the Canada East roster for the 2011 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge, which kicked off yesterday afternoon in Langley, British Columbia.

Canada East blanked the Czech Republic, 5-0, in the opening contest of the event. Milne had no points and took a penalty for elbowing.

Canada East faces Russia on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. The full schedule can be found here.