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February 10, 2015
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UW's Turnbull and Desbiens, OSU's Spring Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
Trio honored for games of Feb. 6-7, 2015
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WCHA Offensive Player of the Week
Blayre Turnbull - Senior, Forward
University of Wisconsin

player Turnbull stole the show on Senior Night in Madison, netting her first career hat trick while also tallying an assist in No. 3 Wisconsin's 5-0 blanking of No. 7 Minnesota Duluth in a top-10 showdown. In the process, Turnbull became the first player in school history to collect three power-play goals in a single game. The senior from Stellarton, Nova Scotia not only has the school single-game power-play record, she also shares the UW standard for the most shorthanded goals in a game (2). On Sunday, Turnbull was also instrumental in helping the Badgers kill all four of UMD's power-plays, as UW leads the nation in penalty killing with a .968 conversion rate.

Also nominated: Katie Matheny, So., F, Ohio State; Amy Menke, So., F, North Dakota; Kaitlyn Tougas, Jr., F, Bemidji State

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
Ann-Renée Desbiens - Soph., Goaltender
University of Wisconsin

player Desbiens had a pair of shutouts and was stellar in net for No. 3 Wisconsin against No. 7 Minnesota Duluth, stopping all 43 shots she faced to help the Badgers take five of six points in the pivotal WCHA clash between top-10 teams. The sophomore from La Malbaie, Québec stopped 23 shots in a scoreless tie Friday and turned back three of UMD's four skaters in the shootout to propel UW to the extra league point. Desbiens earned her 11th shutout of the year Saturday night, making 20 saves in a 5-0 win. Her 11 shutouts this season are not only the second-most in the country, but also in program history, as only former Patty Kazmaier Award winner Jessie Vetter had more (14) in a single season. Desbiens leads the WCHA and ranks third nationally with a 1.13 goals against average, while ranking fourth nationally with a .942 save percentage and fifth with a .778 winning percentage. WCHA Players of the Week for Games of Feb. 6-7, 2015 | 2 of 2

Also nominated: Shelby Amsley-Benzie, Jr., G, North Dakota; Brittni Mowat, So., G, Bemidji State; Alexa Ranahan, So., D, Ohio State

WCHA Rookie of the Week
Lauren Spring - Freshman, Forward
Ohio State University

player Spring continued her solid freshman campaign, lifting Ohio State to a huge WCHA victory by netting a third-period game-winner Friday. One of only six WCHA rookies to tally multiple game-winning goals this season, Spring netted her second of the year at the 16:32 mark of the third period Friday – a goal that gave the Buckeyes a 3-2 victory over Minnesota State and allowed OSU to stay in the hunt for home-ice advantage in the league playoffs. The freshman from Kelowna, British Columbia leads all Buckeye rookies and ranks 10th in the WCHA with eight points (four goals, four assists) this season.

Also nominated: Annie Pankowski, F, Wisconsin; Nicole Schammel, F, Minnesota State; Summer Thibodeau, F, Bemidji State



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