SCSU's Tylke And Polusny, And MSU's Crosby Named Players of the Week, Powered By GoodWood Hockey
Buckeyes' trio sweeps accolades for games of Feb. 9-10, 2018

GoodwoodBLOOMINGTON, Minn. Feb. 13, 2018 The top scorer last week in the Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), along with a pair of standout goaltenders, highlight the WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, for games of Feb. 9-10, 2018. The honorees are: St. Cloud State junior forward Julia Tylke (Offensive), Minnesota State sophomore goaltender Chloe Crosby (Defensive) and St. Cloud State freshman goaltender Emma Polusny (Rookie).

WCHA Offensive Player of the Week,
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Julia Tylke, Jr., F
St. Cloud State (Delafield, Wis.)

player Tylke had a huge weekend, leading the WCHA with three goals, two assists (tied) and five points to power St. Cloud State to a sweep at Bemidji State the Huskies' first league road sweep since Jan. 2016 (and first in Bemidji since Dec. 2007). The junior from Delafield, Wis. had a one-goal, one-assist effort in a series-opening, 4-0 win Friday. Tylke then scored the Huskies' first two goals Saturday (with her second standing as the game-winner), before assisting on the third in a 4-1 triumph. Her three goals tied for second last week among NCAA Division I players (tied for the most among those that only played two games), while her five points tied for fifth (again, behind only a quartet of players that had three contests last week). This is Tylke's first WCHA weekly award of the 2017-18 season and her fourth career honor (including three Rookie of the Week accolades).

Honorable Mention: Lindsey Coleman, Sr., F, Minnesota State (scored two goals, including one 29 seconds into the game, in the Mavericks' 4-1 upset of then-No. 5 Ohio State on Friday); Sophia Shaver, Jr., F, Wisconsin (scored twice in the third period Saturday to lift the now-No. 1 Badgers to a 3-3 draw at Minnesota Duluth).

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week,
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Chloe Crosby, So., G
Minnesota State (Lakeville, Minn.)

player Crosby made 35 saves, including 15 in the third period alone, backstopping Minnesota State to a 4-1, upset victory over then-No. 5 Ohio State on Friday night. She then made 36 stops in Saturday's series finale (a narrow, 3-2 loss) for a WCHA-leading 71 saves (fourth most in NCAA DI). The sophomore from Lakeville, Minn. garnered double-digit save totals in four out of six periods over the weekend, including three with at least 14 stops, while her .947 save percentage ranked second in the WCHA. This is Crosby's first WCHA weekly award of the 2017-18 season and her second career honor (including three Rookie of the Week accolades).

Honorable Mention: Kristen Campbell, So., G, Wisconsin (earned her NCAA-leading 10th shutout of the season Friday as the now-No. 1 Badgers clinched the WCHA regular season title with a 5-0 win at UMD); Jalyn Elmes, So., D, Minnesota Duluth (tied for the WCHA blueliner scoring lead with two points, tallying a goal and an assist as the Bulldogs earned a 3-3 tie Saturday vs. now-No. 1 Wisconsin).

WCHA Rookie of the Week,
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Emma Polusny, Fr., G
St. Cloud State (Mound, Minn.)

player Polusny continued her stellar run in net, leading the WCHA with two wins, a 0.50 goals-against average and a .984 save percentage (61-for-62) as St. Cloud State earned a road sweep at Bemidji State (the Huskies' first league road sweep since Jan. 2016 and first in Bemidji since Dec. 2007). The Mound, Minn. native set the SCSU single-season record with her fourth shutout of the 2017-18 campaign, a 26-save effort in Friday's 4-0 victory. The freshman then turned aside 35-of-36 shots in Saturday's 4-1 win including all 16 she faced in the third period as the Huskies turned a 2-1 lead into the two-goal triumph. Polusny ranked second in the WCHA with 61 saves, helping the Huskies sweep despite getting out-shot, 62-45, on the weekend. This is Polusny's third WCHA weekly award of her rookie season, including one Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Honorable Mention: Ashton Bell, Fr., F, Minnesota Duluth (tied for the WCHA rookie lead with two points and two assists, helping on a pair of goals Saturday as the Bulldogs skated to a 3-3 tie vs. now-No. 1 Wisconsin); Brittyn Fleming, Fr., F, Minnesota State (tied for the WCHA rookie lead with two points and two assists, setting up two goals as the Mavericks upset then-No. 5 Ohio State on Friday); Caitlin Schneider, Fr., F, Wisconsin (scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-0 win Friday as the now-No. 1 Badgers clinched the WCHA regular season title, while her two points tied for the WCHA rookie lead).

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