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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Two WSU women take CHA honors

Two Wayne State University women's hockey players have been named College Hockey America (CHA) Players of the Week following the Warriors two victories at Niagara last weekend.

The wins were WSU's first ever at Dwyer Arena.

Junior right wing Jessica Haydahl was selected CHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording a career-best four points in WSU's sweep at Niagara. In Friday's 3-2 victory, Haydahl factored into all three Wayne State markers setting up her team's first two goals before scoring the game-winner with 1:08 remaining in the third period. She also scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-1 victory. Her lamp-lighter late in the first period snapped a 1-1 tie. She had 12 shots on goal on the weekend and a plus/minus rating of +4.

Freshman goaltender Valery Turcotte turned aside 37 of the Purple Eagles' 40 shots including 22 in Friday's 3-2 win and was named Goaltender of the Week. On Saturday, she gave up a goal on the first shot she faced before stopping Niagara's next 15 shots, allowing her team to post a come-from-behind 3-1 win. In her last nine games, Turcotte has not allowed more than two goals, during which time her goals against average has fallen from 4.26 to 2.52 and her save percentage has climbed from .824 to .889.

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