Omaha Lancers goalie Jeff Lerg was named USA Hockey's Goalie of the Year and Junior Player of the Year.
The 19-year-old Livonia native will suit up for the Michigan State Spartans this fall and will compete with former Lancers goalie Dominic Vicari, a junior from Clinton Township, for playing time.
Lerg set a new United States Hockey League (USHL) record for wins in a single season with 36, was honored as the USHL Player of the Year and USHL Goaltender of the Year. In addition, Lerg earned All-USHL First Team honors, Itech/Goalies World Goalie of the Month twice, the Player of the Week award on Sept. 29, 2004, named to the 2005 Prospects / All-Star Game and led the league with a goals against average of just 2.16.
Lerg also helped his Lancers team to a share of the regular season championship and the Anderson Cup.
The recipient of the Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year Award is chosen from the pool of goaltenders that annually attends the USA Hockey National Goaltenders Camp and the USA Hockey Select 16 and Select 17 Festivals.