OSU's Boyle, BSU's Deters And MSU's Fleming Named WCHA Players of the Week, Powered By Goodwood Hockey
Trio earns accolades for games of Nov. 6-11, 2017

GoodwoodBLOOMINGTON, Minn. Nov. 14, 2017 The women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) is honoring a trio of deserving, first-time winners as its WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, for games of Nov. 6-11, 2017. The honorees are: Ohio State junior defenseman Lauren Boyle (Offensive), Bemidji State senior goaltender Erin Deters (Defensive) and Minnesota State freshman forward Brittyn Fleming (Rookie).

WCHA Offensive Player of the Week,
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Lauren Boyle, Jr., D
Ohio State (Eden Prairie, Minn.)

player Boyle, a blue-liner, earned offensive honors after leading all WCHA skaters (and tying for third in Division I) with five points. The junior from Eden Prairie, Minn. tallied two goals and three assists, along with a plus-4 rating, helping No. 5/6 Ohio State to a sweep of visiting Minnesota State. In Friday's 2-1 triumph, Boyle had two blocked shots and assisted on the game-winning goal giving her four points on the season. She then doubled that total Saturday, picking up four points on two goals and two helpers in the Buckeyes' 5-3, comeback victory. With OSU trailing 2-0 in the second period, she assisted on the first Buckeye goal then scored the tying marker just over four minutes later. The defenseman scored again later in the period to again tie the contest at 3-3, then finished off the win with a shorthanded goal with just 3:03 remaining in regulation. This is Boyle's first career WCHA weekly award.

Honorable Mention: Emily Antony, Jr., F, Minnesota State (tallied an assist on each of the Mavericks' games at No. 5/6 Ohio State); Presley Norby, So., F, Wisconsin (collected a team-high three points on two assists and Saturday's game-winning goal, helping the top-ranked Badgers to a nonconference sweep at No. 7 Cornell); Emma Terres, Sr., F, Bemidji State (led the Beavers to a 3-0-0 week with a team-high four points, including a career-high tying three in a 3-2 win vs. Minnesota Duluth in the U.S. Hall of Fame Museum Women's Face-Off Classic); Taylor Wente, Fr., F Minnesota (scored the OT winner Friday, part of a three-point weekend in the No. 6/5 Gophers' nonconference sweep at Mercyhurst).

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week,
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Erin Deters, Sr., G
Bemidji State (Sartell, Minn.)

player Deters was the only goaltender in the country with two shutouts last week, backstopping Bemidji State to a road sweep at St. Cloud State and propelling the Beavers into a tie for fourth place in the WCHA standings. The senior from Sartell, Minn. began the weekend with a 20-save blanking Friday, followed by an 18-stop effort Saturday, both 3-0 Beaver victories. In Friday's victory, she tallied 13 saves over the first two periods in a taut, 1-0 game, before making seven stops in the third period as the Beavers scored twice to pull away. Saturday, BSU scored twice in the first period, while Deters collected 14 of her saves over the final 40 minutes to thwart any comeback attempt by SCSU. This is Deters' first career WCHA weekly award.

Honorable Mention: Kristen Campbell, So., G, Wisconsin (enjoyed another stellar weekend for UW, with 47 saves, a .959 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average in the top-ranked Badgers' sweep at No. 7 Cornell); Alex Gulstene, Jr., G, Minnesota (backstopped the No. 6/5 Gophers to a 2-1 overtime road win at Cornell with 20 saves, including 15 in the third period and OT); Jordan Jackson, So., D, Minnesota State (tied for the team lead with two points in the Mavericks' series at No. 5/6 Ohio State, scoring one goal and assisting on another in Saturday's contest).

WCHA Rookie of the Week,
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Brittyn Fleming, Fr., F
Minnesota State (Oregon, Wis.)

player Fleming tied for the WCHA rookie lead with two goals the first two of her collegiate career. The freshman from Oregon, Wis. took two shots in Minnesota State's series at No. 5/6 Ohio State, with both finding the back of the net and with both giving the Mavericks a lead in their upset bids. Friday, Fleming's goal with 10 seconds left in the first period put MSU on top, 1-0; Saturday, after OSU had rallied to tie the game 2-2 in the second period, she struck again to put the Mavericks ahead by a goal. While Minnesota State eventually dropped both games (2-1 and 5-3), Fleming's goal total tied for third nationally among freshmen. This is Fleming's first career WCHA weekly award.

Honorable Mention: Paige Beebe, Fr., F, Bemidji State (tied for the team and WCHA rookie lead with three points, scoring two goals and adding an assist, along with a +3 rating, in the Beavers' 3-0-0 week); Brooke Pettet, Fr., F, Wisconsin (scored the game-winning goal Saturday, giving the top-ranked Badgers a 2-1 win and sweep at No. 7 Cornell); Tatum Skaggs, Fr., F, Wisconsin (assisted on the game-tying goal Friday and scored the tying goal Saturday, helping the No. 5/6 Buckeyes to a pair of comeback wins over visiting Minnesota State); Taylor Wente, Fr., F Minnesota (scored the OT winner Friday, part of a three-point weekend in the No. 6/5 Gophers' nonconference sweep at Mercyhurst).

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