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October 5, 2011
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Minnesota State's Rogan, Bemidji State's Tomcikova, Wisconsin's Turnbull Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
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WCHA Offensive Player of the Week
Kathleen Rogan - Sophomore, Forward
Minnesota State

photo Minnesota State University forward Kathleen Rogan, who scored five goals last weekend to help the Mavericks to a two-game non-conference sweep over visiting Lindenwood University at All Seasons Arena, has been named the WCHA Women's Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 5, 2011. Four of the five goals she produced came in last Saturday's (Oct. 1) 10-2 win over Lindenwood.

The four goals in one game feat hasn't been accomplished at Minnesota State since Melanie Salatino did so in 2003.

A sophomore winger from Vancouver, B.C., Rogan is tied for first in the Western Collegiate Hockey Asssociation in goals scored with five (5-0=5). Rogan scored MSU's first goal of the season last Friday (Sept. 30) in a 4-3 victory over Lindenwood and rattled 11 shots on goal in the game. Then last Saturday, she scored four goals as two came on the power-play. Rogan also added eight shots on goal in the second game, combining for a total of 19 shots on goal in the weekend series.

Also nominated: Jen Schoullis, F, Minnesota; Alyssa Wiebe, F, North Dakota; Brittany Toor, F, St. Cloud State; and Brianna Decker, F, Wisconsin.

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WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
Zuzana Tomcikova - Senior, Goaltender
Bemidji State University

photo Veteran Bemidji State University goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova, who collected her 15th career shutout in a season-opening 0-0 overtime tie with No. 10-ranked Providence last Friday (Sept. 30) before leading her club to a 3-1 victory last Saturday (Oct. 1), is the WCHA Women's Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 5, 2011.

A senior from Bratislava, Slovakia, Tomcikova stopped all 23 Providence shots on goal in the scoreless draw, collecting her 15th career shutout. She then got the call between the pipes again on Saturday, this time allowing just one goal while making a total of 31 saves as BSU prevailed 3-1. The was named the No. 3 star of each game.

Tomcikova's 29th victory between the Bemidji State pipes inched her closer to Bre Dedrickson's school record for career wins (33). A former Olympic goaltender for Team Slovakia, Tomcikova also has 2,566 saves in her collegiate career and needs 509 more to surpass Emily Brookshaw's 3,075 save mark at BSU.

Also nominated: Meghan Bozek, D, Minnesota; Kayla Berg, D, North Dakota; and Kelly Jaminski, D, Wisconsin.

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WCHA Rookie of the Week
Blayre Turnbull - Freshman, Forward
University of Wisconsin

photo Blayre Turnbull, a freshman forward at the University of Wisconsin from Stellarton, Nova Scotia, is the WCHA Women's Rookie of the Week for Oct. 5, 2011 after she produced six scoring points in her first collegiate weekend to help the top-rated Badgers beat Lindenwood twice by a combined 24-0 score.

In her first game for Wisconsin on Friday, Sept. 23, Turnbull had two assists in a 11-0 triumph over Lindenwood at the Kohl Center in Madison. She then added a goal and three assists for four points in the weekend series finale on Sunday, Sept. 25, a 13-0 UW victory. In addition to her six points, Turnbull had three shots on goal in each game.

Also nominated: Rachael Kelly, F, Bemidji State; Rachel Ramsey, D, Minnesota; Kara Power, F, Minnesota State; and Josefine Jakobsen, F, North Dakota.