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USHL Spotlight

USHL Alumni Voices: Miami University RedHawks

Friday February 22, 2013

Riley Barber, Sean Kuraly, and Ryan McKay all had highly successful careers in the USHL. (photos by Jim Naprstek, Whiteshark Photography, Marshall Art Photography)

Collegiate hockey players for Miami University talk about their time playing in the USHL and the value of the League for their USHL careers.

Riley Barber, Sean Kuraly, and Ryan McKay are all freshman at Miami University and playing key roles for the RedHawks. They were recently part of an outdoor game at Soldier Field in Chicago, McKay's hometown.

Riley Barber spent two seasons in the USHL, winning the Clark Cup with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in 2010-11 before joining Team USA the following season. He was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Sean Kuraly played two full seasons for the Indiana Ice (2010-12) and was one of the League's top scorers in 2011-12 to earn him honors as All-USHL Second Team. He was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 2010 NHL Draft following his rookie USHL season.

Barber and Kuraly were also teammates this winter on the U.S. National Junior Team that captured the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Ryan McKay played three seasons for the Green Bay Gamblers (2009-12) and was part of two Clark Cup championship teams. He shared honors as USHL Goaltender of the Year for the 2011-12 season. 

Interview - Riley Barber

Interview - Sean Kuraly

Interview - Ryan McKay


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 11th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2012-13.  With 19 NHL Draft picks on team rosters and over 250 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive).  Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).

It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.

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