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February 17, 2015
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Minnesota's Cameranesi, UND's Amsley-Benzie and BSU's Joyce Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week
Trio honored for games of Feb. 13-16, 2015
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WCHA Offensive Player of the Week
Dani Cameranesi - Sophomore, Forward
University of Minnesota

player Cameranesi led Minnesota with three points in a home sweep of Minnesota Duluth that clinched the Gophers' third straight WCHA regular season title. The sophomore from Plymouth, Minn. registered two assists in Friday's 7-1 win, before scoring the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-0, championship-clinching victory. Cameranesi, who has surpassed her freshman year point total, ranks fourth in the nation with 51 points, third with 32 assists and tied for third with six game-winning goals. In WCHA play, she ranks second with 39 points, 15 goals, 24 assists and a +31 on-ice rating in 25 league games.

Also nominated: Danielle Gagne, Sr., F, Ohio State; Josefine Jakobsen, Sr., F, North Dakota; Abby Ness, Sr., F, St. Cloud State; Kaitlyn Tougas, Jr., F, Bemidji State; Blayre Turnbull, Sr., F, Wisconsin

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
Shelby Amsley-Benzie - Junior, Goaltender
University of North Dakota

player Amsley-Benzie recorded her second pair of back-to-back shutouts, blanking St. Cloud State by scores of 4-0 and 2-0 for a weekend sweep that vaulted North Dakota into third place in the WCHA standings. The junior from Warroad, Minn. made a total of 38 saves between the two games and helped UND go a perfect nine-for-nine on the penalty kill. Amsley-Benzie, who has set UND's records for career wins (47), career shutouts (12) and single-season blankings (7), leads the nation with a .953 save percentage this season. Since Jan. 1, she has been even better, pacing all NCAA netminders with a .972 save mark, 0.72 goals against average and six shutouts.

Also nominated: Ivana Bilic, Jr., D, Bemidji State; Stacy Danczak, Jr., G, Ohio State; Rachel Ramsey, Sr., D, Minnesota

WCHA Rookie of the Week
Alexis Joyce - Freshman, Defenseman
Bemidji State University

player Joyce led Bemidji State with three points as the Beavers pulled within one point of fourth place and home ice for the WCHA playoffs following a road sweep at Minnesota State. The freshman from Lakeville, Minn. recorded all of her points Friday, recording a trio of assists to spark a 4-0 Bemidji State victory. She also finished the weekend with a team-best five blocked shots. Joyce leads the Beavers' freshman class and all WCHA rookie defensemen with 16 points on four goals and 12 assists. She also ranks second nationally with 106 blocked shots.



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