The Gophers signed eight players during the early signing week in mid-November. Here is how they are faring:

USHL players

Seth Ambroz, Omaha ... The big power forward has 10 goals and 7 assists for 17 points, third on the Lancers. Eye-popping number is his shots on goal -- 96, or 35 more than any other player. He is a plus-7. ... Omaha is second in Western Conference.

Travis Boyd, under-18 U.S. nat'l team ... Boyd had 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points. He is a minus-1. His team is in sixth place in Eastern Conference which has eight teams.

Christian Isakson, Sioux Falls ... He has 4 goals and 9 assists for 13 points. He is a minus-3. He has taken 59 shots, the second most on the team which is sixth in the eight-team Western Conference.

Ben Marshall, Omaha ... Skilled D-man has 3 goals and 10 assists for 13 points. He is a plus-16. He has 54 shots on goal, more than any other Lancers defenseman. 

Connor Reilly, Sioux Falls ... He had five goals and eight assists for 13 points. He is a minus-7. He has a team-high 64 shots.

Ryan Reilly, Sioux Falls ... He has 3 assists and is a minus-4. Ryan is Connor's twin brother. 

Adam Wilcox, Green Bay. ... He is 7-3 with one OT loss in the nets for Gamblers, who are tied for first with Cedar Rapids in Eastern Conference with 17 wins, 5 losses and 2 OT losses. He has a 2.15 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.

High school player

Kyle Rau, Eden Prairie ... He has 9 goals and 9 assists for 18 points in seven games but has been held without a point in last two games, both Eagles' losses, 3-2 to Edina, 4-2 to Eagan. EP is 5-2.