Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nelson earns league honor

Pat Christman/The Free Press
For the third week in a row and the seventh time this season, an MSU hockey player has been honored as a WCHA player of the week. This time, it's junior defenseman Josh Nelson, who was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in last weekend's sweep over Alaska Anchorage.

Nelson, a 6-foot-0, 180-pound blueliner from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., had an assist in each game. He also had three shots on goal and was +1 in Friday's 3-1 win. In Saturday's 3-0 victory, he was +2 and helped goalie Stephon Williams earn his second shutout in as many series.

Nelson has a three-game scoring streak and has three goals and three assists in 15 games.

Other league honors went to North Dakota senior forward Carter Rowney (Offensive) and freshmen Rocco Grimaldi of North Dakota and David Morley of St. Cloud State (Rookies).

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