Mavericks junior defenseman Casey Nelson was named WCHA defensive player of the week for his performance in the weekend's series split at Ferris State.
Nelson had two goals and four points in the 7-4 loss and 3-2 victory. He put nine shots on goal and blocked two shots, too. Nelson had a goal and two assists in the first game and an important, game-tying goal in the second game. He was +2 for the weekend.
Nelson has three goals and six assists this season and his nine points lead the Mavericks. He is also first int the WCHA and tied for third in the nation in scoring by a defenseman.
Other players of the week were Alaska forward Tyler Morley (offensive) and Ferris State forward Corey Mackin (rookie). Read more about them here.