By Chris Zills - NCHAhockey.org
Lake Forest’s Barrett, Adrian’s Hamby Earn
NCHA Men’s Hockey Weekly Honors
Lake Forest College junior Bobby Barrett (Jr, F - Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) is the NCHA Men’s Offensive Player of the Week and Adrian College junior James Hamby (Jr, G - Ann Arbor, Mich) is the NCHA Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
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Barrett earns the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week after piling
up a seven-point weekend in helping his team to get to 3-0 for the
first time since 1999. Barrett got things started on Friday with a
goal and an assist. Down 2-0 early, he set up the goal that evened
the game at two apiece and then scored the game-winner with about
four minutes left in the third period. He topped that Saturday in
the big win, netting his first career hat trick as part of a
five-point performance (3-2-5). He had a goal and two assists in
the first, setting up the eventual game-winner. He added the third
goal of the game on the power play late in the third to cap the
evening. The five-point effort was the most for a Forester in four
Hamby is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week after recording a pair of victories on the road against an MSOE squad that was receiving votes in the national polls. After subbing in early in the first period of the contest Friday, he allowed just one goal in making 25 saves in the 4-1 decision. Saturday, he added 20 saves in the 5-1 win to give him a 1.11 goals-against average and .957 save percentage for the weekend against the Raiders. Hamby now owns a 0.72 goals-against average and .969 save percentage this season.
League play was on the slate once again, with St. Norbert and Adrian moving to 4-0 in the conference standings with weekend sweeps. The Green Knights went on the road and overcame some sluggish play to post wins of 4-1 Friday and 3-2 Saturday, despite trailing 2-1 at the end of two against Finlandia. Concordia Wisconsin and St. Scholastica traded punches in a thrilling weekend, playing to six ties and six lead changes in the two contests that ended in 5-5 and 4-4 ties.
Lake Forest moved to 3-0 with the sweep of the Lumberjacks and Marian University retained the “Battle of 41” trophy after splitting the weekend series - each team won on its home ice - with the Sabres winning the post-game shootout for the hardware.
WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Tanner Burton, Marian (Wis.) (Sr, D - Echo Bay, Ont.)
Burton continued his offensive outpouring this weekend, totaling three assists in Saturday night’s 6-2 win over Lawrence.
Scott Milnthorp, Marian (Wis.) (Fr, D - Calgary, Alta.)
Milnthorp turned in a career night on Saturday, scoring two goals and adding an assist in Marian’s 6-2 win over Lawrence. Milnthorp scored once at even-strength and once on the man-advantage, finishing with a +2 rating.
Brett Penner, Concordia (Wis.) (Fr, F - Medstead, Saskatchewan)
Penner scored three goals over the weekend to lead the Falcons to a pair of ties against No. 14 St. Scholastica. The freshman forward scored two first-period goals in the 4-4 tie Saturday, one of them coming on the power play.
Josh Ranalli, Adrian (Jr, F - Stoney Creek, Ont.)
Ranalli had four points this weekend at MSOE in a pair of wins for the Bulldogs. He had a goal and three assists to up his season total to eight points with five goals and three assists. That eight-point total is enough to tie for the league lead at the start of the week. He also had a plus-3 rating this week and four shots on net.
Eli Riddle, Concordia (Wis.) (So, D - Blissfield, Mich.)
Riddle scored one point in a pair of CUW ties this weekend against No. 14 St. Scholastica. The sophomore captain was a key contributor in the Falcons defense and has played a big part to the Falcons 2-0-2 start.
Derek Sutliffe, St. Scholastica (Fr, F - Las Vegas, Nev.)
Sutliffe had a five-point weekend in a pair of ties against Concordia Wisconsin. Sutliffe added two assists on Friday night. Then, on Saturday, he scored his second goal of the season and added two more assists.