Monday, November 10, 2014

Blueger honored, Mavs move up

Minnesota State junior forward Teddy Blueger was named the WCHA's offensive player of the week for his performance over the weekend, including his first career hat trick. He finished the Bemidji State series with four goals and an assist, scoring twice on the power play and once short-handed.

I was wondering if he or Bryce Gervais (who earned the league honor a couple of weeks back) would be named. Gervais has been on a tear — he also had five points against the Beavers — and leads the country in scoring.

I have to give some credit to the WCHA from avoiding a lot of co-players of the week over the last season or so (after many years of doling out too many), but this certainly was a case in which these linemates could have shared the award.

The league also awarded Bowling Green goalie Tommy Burke (defensive) and Alabama Huntsville forward Brennan Saulnier (rookie) for their weekend work. Read more here.

Meanwhile, Minnesota State moved up to No. 9 in both national polls, USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey.

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