CHICAGO, IL -- The United States Hockey League announced Monday that Sioux Falls Stampede winger Zeb Knutson has been named CCM Co-Forward of the Week.

The second-year forward was a driving force in the Stampede’s 6-4 win over the Des Moines Buccaneers on Saturday night.  The Sioux Falls native tallied a pair of first-period goals in a span of 1:09 and added another in the third to record his first career USHL hat trick. He also tied a game high with a plus-two on-ice rating and led all players with six shots on goal.

Last season, Knutson posted 51 points 26g, 25a) in 61 games while helping lead the Stampede to a regular season Western Conference championship. He has already committed to play collegiate hockey at Minnesota State-Mankato starting with 2014-15 season.

Knutson and the Stampede return to action this weekend when they travel to Indianapolis and Cedar Rapids on Friday and Saturday night.

Courtesy:  Sioux Falls Stampede