BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 19, 2019 – Following Week 20 of the 2018-19 season, the women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) is proud to recognize four student-athletes as the WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by
GoodWood Hockey. The honorees for games of Feb. 15-16 are Wisconsin senior Emily Clark (Forward) and junior Kristen Campbell (Goaltender), Bemidji State sophomore Mak Langei (Defenseman) and Minnesota freshman Amy Potomak (Rookie).
Emily Clark, Sr., Wisconsin (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Badger senior alternate captain Emily Clark scored a league-high three goals to lead No. 2 Wisconsin to a road sweep of Minnesota Duluth at AMSOIL Arena. Clark scored three minutes into the first period before adding a second-period strike in the Badgers' 6-1 win on Friday night. On Saturday, Clark scored the Badgers' second goal in their 3-0 win over the Bulldogs to complete the road sweep and extend UW's unbeaten streak over UMD to 12 games. Her three goals were tied for the second-most in the NCAA while her +3 was the second-best plus-minus mark in the league during the weekend. The honor is the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native's second Forward of the Week award this season (Oct. 2).
Honorable Mention: Jacqueline Kaasa, Jr., Bemidji State (tied for the league lead in scoring with three points on two goals and an assist against St. Cloud State); Taylor Wente, So., Minnesota (recorded an assist and the game-winning goal in the Gophers' overtime win against Minnesota State); Brooke Bryant, Fr., Minnesota State (had a goal and an assist for the Mavericks in Saturday's overtime contest at then-No. 1 Minnesota).
Mak Langei, So., Bemidji State (East Grand Forks, Minn.)
Bemidji State's Mak Langei tied for the league lead among blueliners with two points on a pair of assists to help the Beavers earn a series sweep over St. Cloud State. The East Grand Forks, Minn., native totaled both of her assists in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Huskies by assisting on the game-tying goal and the go-ahead tally that put the Beavers up, 2-1. Tied for the WCHA lead among defensemen and second among all skaters by going +3 on the ice over the weekend. Posted three shots on goal and blocked two shots. This is Langei's first WCHA weekly honor this season.
Honorable Mention: Emily Brown, So., Minnesota (tied for the scoring lead among league defenders with a pair of assists on the weekend); Megan Hinze, Sr., Minnesota State (recorded an assist, two shots on goal and three blocks against Minnesota); Maddie Rolfes, Sr., Wisconsin (finished +3 to tie for the best +/- rating among WCHA defenders in Week 20).
Kristen Campbell, Jr., Wisconsin (Brandon, Manitoba)
Wisconsin junior Kristen Campbell enjoyed another stellar weekend in net for the Badgers, stopping 43-of- 44 shots to lead UW to a sweep of Minnesota Duluth. Campbell stopped 19 of the 20 shots she faced in Wisconsin's 6-1 win on Friday night before posting her NCAA-leading seventh shutout in UW's 3-0 win on Saturday. She was the only goaltender in the WCHA to earn a shutout over the weekend and led the league in save percentage (.977), goals-against average (0.50) and was tied for wins (2). Her goals-against average ranked third among NCAA netminders with more than one start last weekend. This is Campbell's fourth Goaltender of the Week honor of 2018-19 (Nov. 6, Nov. 20, Jan. 29).
Honorable Mention: Lauren Bench, R-So., Bemidji State (posted a pair of wins for the Beavers with a 1.47 goals against average and a .923 save percentage); Abigail Levy, Fr., Minnesota State (stopped 75 shots in two games against then-No. 1 Minnesota over the weekend).
Amy Potomak, F, Minnesota (Aldergrove, British Columbia)
Minnesota's Amy Potomak led WCHA rookies with three points, two assists, one goal, 1.50 points per game, 1.00 assists per game, 0.50 goals per game, and one power-play goal. She also was tied for second with a +2 rating and tied for third with eight shots on goal. In Minnesota's game one 3-1 win, Potomak scored Minnesota's third goal of the game on the power play, marking her ninth goal of the season. Game two saw Potomak pick up assists on Minnesota's second goal when Sarah Potomak tied the game at 2-2 midway through the third period before she set up Taylor Wente's overtime game-winning goal. For the series, Potomak was on the ice for three of Minnesota's six goals. Among NCAA forwards, Potomak was tied for second with three points. This is Potomak's first Rookie of the Week honor this season.
Honorable Mention: Abigail Levy, Fr., Minnesota State (stopped 75 shots in two games against then-No. 1 Minnesota over the weekend); Sophie Shirley, F, Wisconsin (recorded a goal and an assist with eight shots on goal and finished +3 in the Badgers' sweep of Minnesota Duluth).
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