UW's Cogan, OSU's Sauvé And BSU's Dowhy Named Players of the Week, Powered By GoodWood Hockey
Players honored for games of Feb. 16-17, 2018

GoodwoodBLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 20, 2018 – The last regular season weekend in the Women's League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) featured another round of terrific individual performances. The WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, for games of Feb. 16-17, 2018 are: Wisconsin junior forward Sam Cogan (Offensive), Ohio State redshirt-junior goaltender Kassidy Sauvé (Defensive) and Bemidji State freshman goaltender Kerigan Dowhy (Rookie).

WCHA Offensive Player of the Week,
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Sam Cogan, Jr., F
Wisconsin (Ottawa, Ontario)

player Cogan tallied three points, helping No. 1 Wisconsin to a come-from-behind, 4-3 win over its Border Battle rival and seventh-ranked Minnesota on Friday night. The junior from Ottawa, Ontario lit the lamp twice in the second period, twice bringing the Badgers to within one goal, before assisting on Claudia Kepler's game-tying, power-play goal early in the third period. Cogan tied for the WCHA lead with her two goals, while her three points also tied for tops in the league. Additionally, her .500 shooting percentage on the weekend ranked second in the WCHA, while her plus-2 rating tied for third. This is Cogan'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 a shorthanded goal Saturday, giving the Mavericks a Senior Day lead over Minnesota Duluth); Julianna Iafallo, Sr., F, Ohio State (led the No. 6 Buckeyes with three points, including two goals during Friday's win, in a split with Bemidji State); Jacqueline Kaasa, So., F, Bemidji State (scored the tie-breaking, game-winning goal in the third period Saturday, lifting the Beavers to a 2-1 upset road win at No. 6 Ohio State); Katerina Mrázová, Sr., F, Minnesota Duluth (factored in all three Bulldogs goals Saturday, including scoring the tie-breaking, game-winner in the third period, in a 3-2 comeback road win at Minnesota State).

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week,
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Kassidy Sauvé, RS-Jr., G
Ohio State (Whitby, Ontario)

player Sauvé added two more milestones Friday night to what is possibly already the greatest career ever by an Ohio State goaltender, setting the all-time program saves record (now 2,478) and single-season shutout record (nine). The redshirt-junior from Whitby, Ontario made 38 stops in the No. 6 Buckeyes' 4-0 victory over Bemidji State, which increases her OSU-record career total to 21. Sauvé finished the series with a WCHA-high 63 saves (sixth-most nationally) and a league-best .969 save percentage, while her 1.01 goals-against average was second among WCHA netminders with two starts. This is Sauve's fifth WCHA weekly award of the 2017-18 season and her 11th career honor (including a pair of Rookie of the Week accolades).

Honorable Mention: Sydney Baldwin, Sr., D, Minnesota (tied for the WCHA lead with two goals, while tallying a league-best 12 blocked shots, in the No. 7 Gophers' series at No. 1 Wisconsin); Jessica Convery, Sr., G, Minnesota Duluth (backstopped the Bulldogs to a road sweep at Minnesota State, leading WCHA goaltenders that made two starts with two wins and a 1.01 goals-against average); Alexis Joyce, Sr., D, Bemidji State (blocked eight shots on the weekend, while scoring the game-tying goal Saturday as the Beavers upset No. 6 Ohio State); Anna Keys, Sr., D, Minnesota State (led Mavericks defensemen and tied for the overall team lead with one assist and one point, while adding four blocked shots); Maddie Rolfes, Sr., D, Wisconsin (scored the game-winning goal in the top-ranked Badgers' 1-0 victory over No. 7 Minnesota on Saturday, while blocking six shots on the weekend).

WCHA Rookie of the Week,
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Kerigan Dowhy, Fr., G
Bemidji State (The Pas, Manitoba)

player Dowhy backstopped Bemidji State to an upset, 2-1 road win at No. 6 Ohio State in the regular season finale Saturday, making 28 saves. The freshman from The Pas, Manitoba was stellar in the third period, stopping all 15 shots she faced as the Beavers broke the 1-1 tie with Jacqueline Kaasa's game-winning goal at the 5:23 mark. Dowhy also made nine saves in the first period and four in the second, while helping BSU hold the Buckeyes scoreless on three power-play opportunities. This is Dowhy's first WCHA weekly award of her freshman season.

Honorable Mention: Jessica Kondas, Fr., D, Minnesota State (led the Mavericks and all WCHA freshmen with seven blocked shots against Minnesota Duluth); Tatum Skaggs, Fr., F, Ohio State (led WCHA freshmen and tied for the overall league lead with two goals, both coming Friday as the No. 6 Buckeyes defeated Bemidji State); Grace Zumwinkle, Fr., F, Minnesota (led the No. 7 Gophers with two points, on a goal and an assist, at No. 1 Wisconsin).