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November 3, 2010
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BSU's Cody, OSU's Reilly, UW's Ammerman Named WCHA Women's Players of the Week

WCHA Offensive Player of the Week
Erin Cody - Sr., F
Bemidji State University

photoBemidji State University's Erin Cody, a senior forward from Roseville, Minn., is the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 3, 2010 after she had the biggest weekend of her collegiate career with a hand in all seven of the Beavers' goals in a conference sweep over visiting St. Cloud State Oct. 29-30.

Cody produced a total of seven scoring points in the two victories with five goals and two assists, was a factor in both game-winning goals, earned the First Star of the Game honors in both games, fired 12 shots on goal and earned a +4 plus/minus rating.

In last Friday's contest, Cody scored all three Bemidji State goals in the 3-2 win, recording a natural hat trick. Scoring a power-play, shorthanded, and even-strength goal in the first period, the hat trick was the first of her career. That performance also set a school record for most goals scored by a single player in one period.

Then last Saturday, Cody came back with four more points (2g, 2a) to lead BSU to a 4-0 triumph over the SCSU Huskies, including an assist on teammate Sadie Lundquist's game-winning goal in the first period. She tallied assists on the first two goals before scoring the final two.

Through eight games played this season, Cody leads BSU and ranks sixth among WCHA players in scoring with 14 points (8g, 6a).

Also nominated this week: Haley Irwin, F, UMD; Laura McIntosh, F, OSU; and Brooke Ammerman, F, UW.


WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
Shannon Reilly - Sr., D
Ohio State University

photoOhio State University's Shannon Reilly, a senior defenseman from Chanhassen, Minn., has been named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 3, 2010 after she had a solid weekend on both ends of the ice in a sweep of Syracuse, Oct. 29-30 at the OSU Ice Rink.

Reilly contributed two assists, two blocked shots and earned a +3 plus/minus rating in the Halloween weekend set as the Buckeyes swept their third series of the season. Both of her assists came in the second game last Saturday when she set up the fourth and fifth goals to help the Buckeyes pull away for a 6-2 win to complete the sweep. She blocked both shots in the 5-1 victory in the opening game of the series last Friday.

After scoring 11 points in 2009-10, Reilly has already produced seven points (3g, 4a) in the first eight games this season.

Also nominated this week: Zuzanna Tomcikova, G, BSU; and Becca Ruegsegger, G, UW.


WCHA Rookie of the Week
Brittany Ammerman - Fr., F
University of Wisconsin

photoUniversity of Wisconsin forward Brittany Ammerman, a freshman from River Vale, N.J., recorded one goal and one assist as the Badgers swept visiting conference rival Minnesota State last weekend. As a result, she is this week's (Nov. 3, 2010) WCHA Rookie of the Week.

Ammerman scored Wisconsin's second goal of the game in a 3-2 home-ice win over the Mavericks last Friday (Oct. 29). She gave the Badgers the 2-0 lead when she collected a pass from older sister Brooke Ammerman just outside the crease. Brittany Ammerman's shot skimmed the post on its way into the net at the 12:23 mark of the first period. The freshman then assisted on the UW's final goal in a 6-1 victory over Minnesota State last Saturday (Oct. 30). She finished the series with a +2 plus/minus rating and recorded seven shots.

Ammerman is currently fifth on the team and ninth in the nation with five goals and four assists for nine points. She has a +9 plus/minus rating and is tied for third among WCHA rookies with five points (3g, 2a).

Also nominated this week: Lisa Steffes, G, OSU.