Scoring goals is fun. Just ask Wood-Ridge, N.J., native Matt Brown, who has been lighting the goal lamp early and often this season for the Des Moines Buccaneers, the third-place team in the USHL’s Western Conference.
“It’s an unreal feeling,” Brown said. “Our team has clicked since the beginning of the season. When you get the ball rolling and you have chemistry, it’s awesome and things just go your way. If you get those points early, you don’t regret it later in the season.”
Brown has 15 goals and 10 assists through the first 20 games of the 60-game USHL season. It’s his first season in the top Tier 1 junior league in North America. Despite his early success, he hasn’t let it get to his head.
“I’ve been in the right places at the right time,” Brown said. “The kids who I’ve been playing with have gotten me the puck and have created plays for me to get open. I try to find rebounds. It’s a lot of credit to my teammates.”