Monday, February 20, 2017

Brickley, Rivera honored

Minnesota State defenseman Daniel Brickley and forward Nicholas Rivera were honored by the WCHA for their play in the Mavericks' sweep of Northern Michigan over the weekend. It was the second award of the season for each player.

Brickley was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal and two assists in Saturday's 7-4 victory. For the weekend, which included Friday's 5-3 victory, he was plus-2 with five blocked shots and 10 shots on goal.

Brickley is the top-scoring defenseman in the WCHA and eighth nationally with 27 points. He has eight goals an 19 assists.

Rivera was named the WCHA's Rookie of the Week after scoring both games' game-winning goals and adding an assist for a three-point weekend. He was plus-2 and had six shots on goal. Rivera has six goals and 10 points this season.

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