Oksanen, who has scored a goal in each of the last five games, was named to the conference’s weekly list of top performers.
“There’s a checklist of things you need if you are going to win championships, starting with talent. If you have enough talent, then there’s about 7-8 other things you need if you are going to have success. I think we keep checking the boxes, which is a good sign.”
The Hockey Writers examine the top U.S. performances at the recent U18 Five Nations Tournament, led by 2016 recruits Clayton Keller and Kieffer Bellows, who were first and third respectively in scoring.