Two Cats and a Bronco Take Honors
Courtesy CCHA--- Offensive Player of the Week. Andrew Contois, NMU Jr., F (Marquette, MI) Contois (4-1-5, +1) fired four goals in Saturday’s 6-3 win at FSU after registering an assist in Friday’s 5-2 victory.
Defenseman. Ryan Mahrle, WMU So. (Troy, MI) Mahrle (0-2-2, +3) collected an assist each night and was +1 on Friday and +2 on Saturday as the Broncos split with visiting LSSU.
Goaltender. Tuomas Tarkki, NMU Sr. (Rauma, Finland) Tarkki blocked 64-of-69 shots (.927), including 37 in a Perani Cup first-star performance on Friday, as the ‘Cats took two games at Ferris.
Warrior Gets Rookie Laurel
Courtesy WSU Athletics-- Wayne State University freshman center Stavros Paskaris (Dearborn, Mich./Kewadin Indians) has been selected College Hockey America Rookie of the Week for the first time this season.
The conference's top-scoring newcomer, Paskaris recorded four points on two goals and two assists in WSU's three-point weekend (win and a tie) against visiting Air Force this past Saturday and Sunday at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth.
In Saturday's 5-1 triumph, he assisted on Adam Krug's short-handed goal in the first period, scored the eventual game-winning goal on the power play in the second period, while also assisting on Jason Bloomingburg's third period power-play goal.
His goal on Sunday tied the score at one, in a 3-3 overtime draw. Paskaris finished the weekend with a +3 plus/minus rating along with six shots on goal.
Wayne State concludes the regular season with two home games against Alabama-Huntsville this Saturday (3:05 p.m.) and Sunday (2:05 p.m.) at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth.