Andrew Poturalski of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and Austin Ortega of the Indiana Ice were named co-recipients of the United States Hockey League's CCM Forward of the Week award.
Poturalski, a 5-10, 172-pound center, had three goals, two assists and a plus-4 rating in two games last week. He made his season debut by scoring the game-winning power-play goal in a 4-3 win against Indiana. He followed that a two-goal, two-assist game in a 7-5 win at Indiana.
Ortega, a 5-7, 160-pound left wing, had a goal, an assist and a plus-4 rating in a 5-3 win against Green Bay on Wednesday. He had a goal in Friday's loss to Cedar Rapids, and then had two more goals Saturday against the RoughRiders. Ortega now is second in the league with seven goals.
Also honored Monday were the Des Moines Buccaneers' Marcus Ericsson and Cedar Rapids' clay Anderson, who were named co-winners of the CCM Defensemen of the Week.