UW's Rowe, And UMD's Convery And Klein Named Players of the Week, Powered By GoodWood Hockey
Trio earns accolades for games of Jan. 26-28, 2018

GoodwoodBLOOMINGTON, Minn. Jan. 30, 2018 One of the top scorers last weekend in the Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), along with a pair of teammates who keyed an upset sweep, are honored as the WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, for games of Jan. 19-20, 2018. The winners are: Wisconsin sophomore forward/defense Maddie Rowe (Offensive), Minnesota Duluth senior goaltender Jessica Convery (Defensive) and Minnesota Duluth freshman forward Anna Klein (Rookie).

WCHA Offensive Player of the Week,
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Maddie Rowe, So., F/D
Wisconsin (River Falls, Wis.)

player Rowe had a career day Saturday in top-ranked Wisconsin's 4-0, series-opening win vs. St. Cloud State, as the sophomore from River Falls, Wis. scored twice and earned an assist on the Badgers' game-winning goal. The effort marked Rowe's first collegiate multi-point game, while her three points were a career high. Rowe's two goals and three points were both tied for the WCHA lead last weekend, while her .400 shooting percentage (five shots) was second and her plus-2 rating tied for ninth. This is Rowe's first career WCHA weekly award.

Honorable Mention: Tatum Skaggs, Fr., F, Ohio State (scored both goals for the No. 6 Buckeyes at Minnesota Duluth, tying for the WCHA lead); Sophia Shaver, Jr., F, Wisconsin (tied for the WCHA lead with four points and a plus-4 rating, scoring a goal with three assists as the top-ranked Badgers took five points at Bemidji State); Tristen Truax, Fr., F, Minnesota State (recorded her first collegiate multi-goal game, scoring both Mavericks goals Friday at No. 7 Minnesota).

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week,
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Jessica Convery, Sr., G
Minnesota Duluth (Commerce Township, Mich.)

player Convery was sensational last weekend, backstopping Minnesota Duluth to an upset, series sweep of then-No. 5 Ohio State. The senior from Commerce Township, Mich. led the WCHA with a .973 save percentage, 71 saves, a 1.00 goals-against average (tied) and two wins (tied). Convery also led all NCAA Division I goaltenders in saves and wins (tied), while she was third in save percentage. Even though UMD was outshot in the series by a 73-53 margin, the Bulldogs posted 4-1 and 2-1 victories as their netminder stood on her head. Convery helped UMD hold OSU to just one goal in each game, after the Buckeyes entered the weekend ranked seventh in D-I by averaging 3.23 goals per contest. This is the third WCHA weekly award of the 2017-18 season for Convery, in her first year at UMD after transferring from Mercyhurst.

Honorable Mention: Chloe Crosby, So., G, Minnesota State (ranked second in the WCHA with 61 saves, including a season-high 36 on Saturday, while posting a .924 save percentage at No. 7 Minnesota); Jincy Dunne, RS-So., D, Ohio State (tallied an assist and two blocked shots for the No. 6 Buckeyes at Minnesota Duluth); Maddie Rolfes, Sr., D, Wisconsin (paced WCHA blueliners and tied for the overall league lead with three points, tallying a goal and two assists as the top-ranked Badgers swept St. Cloud State); Sidney Peters, RS-Sr., G, Minnesota (posted a .959 save percentage and a 1.00 GAA in the No. 7 Gophers' sweep of Minnesota State, including a 32-save effort Saturday in her 15th career shutout).

WCHA Rookie of the Week,
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Anna Klein, Fr., F
Minnesota Duluth (Edina, Minn.)

player Klein teamed with Convery to lead Minnesota Duluth to a 2-1, comeback win Saturday and a sweep of No. 5 Ohio State, as the rookie scored twice in the third period for her first collegiate multi-goal effort. With UMD trailing, 1-0, entering the third period, Klein netted the tying goal at the 3:52 mark. Then, with 5:30 remaining in regulation, Klein intercepted an OSU breakout pass and buried the game-winner, snapping a 1-1 tie and lifting the Bulldogs to the 2-1 triumph. The Edina, Minn. native led all WCHA freshmen with a plus-3 rating, while tying for the league rookie lead with the two goals. This is Klein's first WCHA weekly award of her freshman season.

Honorable Mention: Emma Maltais, Fr., F, Ohio State (notched assists on both goals for the No. 6 Buckeyes, bringing her WCHA-leading assist total to 22 and her conference-best point total to 33); Tristen Truax, Fr., F, Minnesota State (recorded her first collegiate multi-goal game, scoring both Mavericks goals Friday at No. 7 Minnesota); Grace Zumwinkle, Fr., F, Minnesota (led WCHA freshmen with 12 shots on goal, while pacing the No. 7 Gophers with two points in a sweep of Minnesota State).

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