Wayne State sophomore wing Mark Nebus, a South Lyon native, has been selected College Hockey America Offensive Player of the Week.
Nebus recorded three points (two goals, assist) in WSU's split at Providence. His goal on Friday snapped a 1-1 tie, while assisting on the game-winning goal which broke a 2-2 deadlock. His goal on Saturday pulled WSU within one at 2- 1. He finished the weekend +1 and set a WSU team season- high with eight shots on goal on Saturday.
The Warriors begin conference play this Friday and Saturday at CHA newcomer Robert Morris. WSU returns home on Nov. 18 to face Bowling Green, which begins a stretch of four games (three at home) in six days as the Warriors entertain conference foe Bemidji State on Nov. 22-23 (Monday-Tuesday).
Michigan junior forward Jeff Tambellini was named the CCHA's Offensive Player of the Week after he had five goals and one assist as Michigan defeated Miami (Ohio) in a two-game series at Yost Ice Arena last weekend.
On Friday night (Nov. 5), Tambellini notched his second career hat trick en route to U-M's 5-2 victory. Tambellini had two tallies on the power play and one at even strength. On Saturday (Nov. 6), Tambellini added two more goals, including the game-winner, and one assist to up his weekend line to 5-1-6. Also, he recorded a team game-high +4 rating.
Tambellini is the first Wolverine to earn a CCHA Player of the Week award this season. In September, he was selected to the preseason All-CCHA second team. As a freshman in 2002-03, he won the CCHA Rookie of Week award on four occasions en route to receiving CCHA Rookie of the Year accolades.
Michigan (7-2-1, 5-1-0 CCHA) is off this weekend but will return to action next Thursday (Nov. 18) when it travels to East Lansing, Mich., to face instate rival Michigan State at 8 p.m.. The Spartans visit Ann Arbor two days later on Saturday (Nov. 20) for a 7:35 p.m. puck drop.