FORWARD – COLE BURTCH (CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS) After being acquired by the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders earlier in the week, Burtch earned his first Forward of the Week award after picking up three points (2-1-3) in his first career game with Cedar Rapids after playing 55 games with the Youngstown Phantoms in the last two seasons. The Western Michigan University commit picked up all three of his points on the powerplay, including a helper on the game’s first goal. After the Des Moines Buccaneers answered back with four-straight goals, Burtch struck for his first powerplay goal of the night midway through the third period. With just 17 seconds remaining in regulation, Burtch struck again on the powerplay bringing the game to its final 6-4 score in favor of Des Moines. In 55 games with the Phantoms, Burtch had 40 points (21-19-40), including three multi-goal games and one hat trick.