FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 8, 2011
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RAGIN’ RUSSIAN EARNS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS ICE’S TARASOV RECEIVES AWARD FOR SECOND TIME IN A MONTH INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Ice announced today that forward Daniil Tarasov was named the USHL’s Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in a month. Tarasov tallied five points (1G, 4A) off ten shots on goal and earned a (+4) plus/minus rating in two games against Dubuque and Tri-City over the weekend. The 19-year old Moscow native posted two assists Friday night in the 4-3 shootout loss to Western-Conference leading Dubuque and finished out the weekend on Saturday night with two more assists and the game-winning goal against Tri-City. Tarasov is tied for fourth in the USHL scoring column with 43 points (21G, 22A) and has multiple point efforts in five of his last seven games. He joins fellow Ice forward Blake Coleman as one of three players to receive this award twice this season and Indiana is the only team this year to have two players named Offensive Player of the Week twice. Tarasov and the rest of the Indiana Ice face off at Youngstown this Wednesday (2/9) for a special 10 am morning battle. The Ice returns home to the St. Vincent Sports Rink at Pepsi Coliseum on Friday and Saturday night for weekend battles with Western Conference foes Lincoln and Fargo. The puck is set to drop at 7 pm. Individual tickets for this weekend’s home games and all home games start as low as $10 and there is a $2 discount for children 10 and under and seniors 62 and over. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000, online at ticketmaster.com or by visiting select Wal-Mart and Simon Mall locations, the Pepsi Coliseum or Conseco Fieldhouse box offices. Flex books are on sale starting at $120 and groups of ten or more can order their game tickets by calling the Indiana Ice office at (317) 925-4423. For all the latest Ice information, please visit www.indianaice.com The Indiana Ice is a member of the United States Hockey League, America’s only Tier One league.