BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Dec. 8, 2020 – The Men's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is proud to recognize four student-athletes as its Players of the Week for games of Nov. 27-Dec. 7. Bowling Green senior Cameron Wright (Forward) and junior Tim Theocharidis (Defenseman), Michigan Tech sophomore Blake Pietila (Goaltender) and Alabama Huntsville freshman forward Quinn Green (Rookie) took home this week's honors.
Cameron Wright, Sr., Bowling Green (Newmarket, Ont.)
Bowling Green's Cameron Wright totaled five points over three games for the Falcons. He began the week on Dec. 1 against Robert Morris, logging a goal and three assists in the contest for his first multiple-point effort of the season and the second four-point game of his career. After being held pointless on Dec. 5, Wright was able to tally another goal on Dec. 6 in a 3-1 win over Mercyhurst. With seven points on the year, Wright's seven points tops the Bowling Green scoring chart this season. This is the Newmarket, Ont., native's third career WCHA weekly honor.
Honorable Mention: Ashton Calder, Jr., Lake Superior State: Tallied four points on three goals and an assist with two game-winning goals and nine shots in four games against Adrian and Alabama Huntsville.
Tim Theocharidis, Jr., Bowling Green (Scarborough, Ont.)
Bowling Green's Tim Theocharidis registered three goals for the Falcons over the last week, including a two-goal effort in a 3-1 win over Mercyhurst for his first career multiple-goal game on Dec. 6. The Scarborough, Ont., native's first goal came on the power play against Robert Morris on Dec. 1. He then followed that up with two goals against Mercyhurst on Dec. 6, including the game-winner. Additionally, Theocharidis added three blocks over the three-game span. This is his second career WCHA Defenseman of the Week award.
Honorable Mention: Lukas Kaelble, Sr., Lake Superior State: Led all WCHA defensemen in points during the span of Nov. 27 through Dec. 7 and was tied for first among all WCHA skaters with five points on five assists.
Blake Pietila, So., Michigan Tech (Howell, Mich.)
Michigan Tech's Blake Pietila earned first career win Sunday, stopping 43 shots in the Huskies' 3-1 win over No. 6/6 Minnesota State. The 43 saves are a WCHA single-game high so far this season. The Howell, Mich., native made 35 saves Monday in a 2-0 loss and led the WCHA with a .963 save percentage on the weekend, marking his first time starting back-to-back games. This is Pietila's first career WCHA weekly honor.
Honorable Mention: Eric Dop, Sr., G, Bowling Green: Stopped 39-of-43 shots in wins over Robert Morris and Mercyhurst. Mareks Mitens, Sr., Lake Superior State: Posted a 2-0-1 mark in four games, stopping 67-of-73 shots for the Lakers. Dryden McKay, Jr., Minnesota State: Recorded his 16th career shutout on Sunday, the most among active NCAA netminders and posted a 2-0-0 mark for the Mavericks, stopping 40-of-42 shots in MSU's road split with Michigan Tech.
Quinn Green, Fr., F, Alabama Huntsville (West Chicago, Ill.)
Alabama Huntsville's Quinn Green led all WCHA freshmen in points this past week with two points on two assists. The Chargers newcomer registered one assist in each game of the series at LSSU, where UAH tied 2-2 on opening night before a 3-2 loss on Sunday. The West Chicago, Ill., native tied for first among WCHA freshmen with a +1 rating on the ice. His two points and +1 rating were highest amongst the Chargers this weekend. This is Green's first career WCHA weekly honor.