Monday, October 17, 2016

Tuomie gets WCHA honor

Minnesota State freshman forward Parker Tuomie was named WCHA Rookie of the Week for his efforts in last weekend's sweep of St. Cloud State. Tuomie had a three-point weekend and 10 shots on goal in the sweep over St. Cloud State.

He had an assist on Friday and scored his first two collegiate goals on Saturday during a four-goal outburst in the second period.

I made comments over the weekend suggesting Clint Lewis (2-2--4, +6) might get Defensive Player of the Week honors, but he was competing against Bemidji State goalie Michael Bitzer (two road shutouts at Northern Michigan) and Lake Superior State's Owen Headrick (1-5--6, +2 in two home wins over Michigan State). Bitzer and Headrick shared the award.

Michigan Tech's Reid Sturos got the Offensive Player of the Week award for netting the WCHA's first-ever 3-on-3 overtime goal to break a tie against Alabama Huntsville on Saturday. The goal does not count for his stats, but it was historic in the league's eyes. He had one regulation goal in the Huskies' Friday-night win.

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