BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Nov. 13, 2018 – A light schedule in the women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) last weekend still produced its share of noteworthy performances. The WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by
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Abby Halluska, Jr., Bemidji State (Delano, Minn.)
Halluska tied for the WCHA scoring lead with two points, as her multi-point effort Saturday helped Bemidji State complete a sweep of then-No. 4 Ohio State. The junior from Delano, Minn. scored the game's first goal Saturday, then assisted on the tie-breaking, game-winning marker at 2:20 of the third period. Halluska finished the weekend with eight shots on goal, contributed a pair of blocked shots and was a +1 on the ice. This is Halluska's first WCHA weekly award of the 2018-19 season and her second career honor.
Honorable Mention: Emma Maltais, So., Ohio State (had a goal Friday and an assist Saturday at Bemidji State, tying for the WCHA scoring lead with two points).
Jincy Dunne, RS-Jr., Ohio State (O'Fallon, Mo.)
Dunne was a factor on both ends of the ice for seventh-ranked Ohio State, leading WCHA defenseman with two points (both on assists) and eight shots on goal, while tying for second with five blocked shots. The redshirt-junior from O'Fallon, Mo. had a helper in both games, setting up the Buckeyes' lone goal Friday and Madison Field's tying strike Saturday. Dunne now leads all NCAA blueliners with 11 assists this season, while she is tied for tops with 12 points. This is Dunne's first WCHA weekly award of the 2018-19 season and her second career honor.
Honorable Mention: Briana Jorde, Jr., Bemidji State (assisted on the tie-breaking, game-winning goal Saturday, setting up a power-play marker that helped the Beavers sweep then-No. 4 Ohio State).
Kerigan Dowhy, So., Bemidji State (The Pas, Manitoba)
Dowhy was sensational in backstopping Bemidji State to an upset sweep over then-No. 4 Ohio State, making 70 saves and leading the WCHA with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage. The sophomore from The Pas, Manitoba opened the weekend with a career-high 38 saves in Friday's 2-1 victory. She then followed with a 32-save performance Saturday, including a perfect 12-for-12 in the third period, as the Beavers snapped a 2-2 tie and won, 4-2. One of four NCAA Division I goalies to win two games last week (and the only with two victories against a ranked opponent), Dowhy was fourth nationally with her 70 stops. This is Dowhy's first WCHA weekly award of the 2018-19 season and her third career honor.
Honorable Mention: Janine Alder, Jr., St. Cloud State (led the WCHA and ranked third among NCAA Division I netminders with 72 saves, while posting a 1.88 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage during the Huskies' nonconference road series at Lindenwood); Andrea Braendli, Fr., Ohio State (made 44 saves during the Buckeyes' road series at Bemidji State).
Graysen Myers, F, Bemidji State (Fargo, N.D.)
One of just two WCHA rookies to record a point last weekend, Myers helped set the tone for Bemidji State's upset league sweep of then-No. 4 Ohio State with the primary helper on Friday's first goal. Myers' first collegiate point came on Lindsey Featherstone's first-period goal that gave the Beavers a 1-0 lead en route to a 2-1, series-opening victory. The freshman from Fargo, N.D. finished the series with a +1 rating for her first career WCHA weekly award.
Honorable Mention: Sophie Jaques, D, Ohio State (led WCHA rookies with eight shots on goal last weekend).
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