BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Jan. 26, 2021 – The Men's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is proud to recognize four student-athletes as its Players of the Week, presented by Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, for the games of Jan. 21-15. Bemidji State sophomore Kyle Looft (Defenseman) and senior Zach Driscoll (Goaltender), Minnesota State senior Walker Duehr (Forward) and Michigan Tech freshman forward Arvid Caderoth (Rookie) took home this week's honors.
Walker Duehr, Sr., Minnesota State (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Minnesota State's Walker Duehr had three points and registered a +3 rating as then-No. 2/2 Minnesota State picked up a pair of league home wins over Ferris State. The senior scored his first goal of the year in last Saturday's 4-0 win over the Bulldogs in what turned out to be game-winning tally (the fourth game-winning goal of his four-year Minnesota State career). Duehr added a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-1 victory in helping the Mavericks extend nation's best unbeaten streak to nine games. This is the Sioux Falls, S.D., native's first career WCHA weekly honor.
Honorable Mention: Coale Norris, Sr., Ferris State: Scored the Bulldogs' lone goal in Sunday's 4-1 setback at then-No. 2/2 Minnesota State this weekend. Alec Broetzman, Jr., Michigan Tech: Tied for the WCHA lead with three points and two assists on the weekend. Led with a plus-3 rating and was second in the league with seven shots on goal.
Kyle Looft, So., Bemidji State (Mankato, Minn.)
With three points (1g-2a) this season and seven points (1g-6a) in his career, Kyle Looft helped lead Bemidji State to a non-conference series sweep of then-No. 5/5 Bowling Green, Jan. 21-22, with an assist in each game. The BSU defensive unit held the Falcons at bay allowing just two goals in the series. Saturday, while BSU was on the power play, the Mankato, Minn., native made a potential game-saving block late in the third period to stop a short-handed, game-tying attempt by the Falcons on a virtually empty BSU net. In addition, the BSU penalty-kill unit was a perfect 4-for-4 on the weekend. This is Looft's second career WCHA weekly honor.
Honorable Mention: Eric Gotz, Jr., Michigan Tech: Scored the game-winning goal on the power play on Saturday in a 2-0 win over NMU. Also was plus-2 on the weekend with three blocked shots.
Zach Driscoll, Sr., Bemidji State (Apple Valley, Minn.)
Senior Zach Driscoll led Bemidji State to a home non-conference sweep over then-No. 5/5 Bowling Green Jan. 21-22. The Apple Valley, Minn., native allowed just two goals in the series and backstopped a BSU penalty-kill unit that was a perfect 4-for-4. After posting a 25-save victory in Thursday's 2-1 victory, Driscoll stopped 32 shots on Friday as the Beavers completed the sweep with a 3-1 win. This is Driscoll's seventh career WCHA weekly honor.
Honorable Mention: Mark Sinclair, Sr., Michigan Tech: Earned his second win of the season and second shutout after stopping 32 shots on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Northern Michigan. Dryden McKay, Jr., Minnesota State: Picked up his NCAA-best sixth shutout of the year in last Saturday's 4-0 win over visiting Ferris State. The shutout is the 20th of his three-year Minnesota State career and moves him into a tie for third on the NCAA's all-time list.
Arvid Caderoth, Fr., F, Michigan Tech (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Michigan Tech's Arvid Caderoth led WCHA rookies with three points over the weekend. He scored his first collegiate goal Monday to tie the game at one. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native assisted on the game-winning goal Saturday and the final goal on Monday. Caderoth also led WCHA rookies with a plus-3 rating, seven shots on goal, and five blocked shots over the weekend. He has a point in three straight games and in four of the last five contests, including an assist on the game-winning goal three times. This is Caderoth's first career WCHA weekly honor.
Honorable Mention: Lukas Sillinger, Fr., F, Bemidji State: Tied for the Bemidji State lead in scoring, netting two points (1g-1a) to propel BSU to a home non-conference series sweep over then-No. 5/5 Bowling Green, Jan. 21-22.
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