Men's Weekly Release (Dec. 12, 2017)

Men's Weekly Release (Dec. 12, 2017)

St. Scholastica’s Radford & St. Norbert’s Black
Earn NCHA Men’s Hockey Weekly Honors

College of St. Scholastica sophomore Brett Radford (F - Campbell River, B.C.) is the NCHA Men’s Offensive Player of the Week and St. Norbert College junior T.J. Black (G - Wheaton, Ill.) is the NCHA Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

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Radford becomes the first CSS student-athlete to be named NCHA Offensive Player of the Week this season. In a pair of St. Scholastica victories last week, Radford tallied 3 points (1G/2A). He assisted two goals, including the game-winner in Thursday’s 5-1 victory over Saint John’s. He then added the game winner in Friday’s victory over Gustavus Adolphus.

Black is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after another impressive weekend in goal. In a battle between a pair of nationally-ranked teams, Black led the Green Knights over No. 7 Augsburg in back-to-back contests. Black opened with 24 saves in Friday’s 3-1 win over the Auggies. He then followed that with 37 stops in Saturday’s 4-0 victory. The save total marked the most-ever in a shutout for Black, coming in the 10th shutout of his career, and helping St. Norbert to an unbeaten 11-0-1 record at semester break.

2017-18 NCHA WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Riley Christensen, St. Norbert
Christensen scored two goals and one assists in Saturday’s 4-0 win over No. 7 Augsburg, as St. Norbert is unbeaten at the semester break for just the second time in school history.

Mark Whiteley, St. Scholastica
Whiteley had a four-point week as the Saints defeated both Saint John’s University and Gustavus Adolphus College. Whiteley scored two goals and added an assist in the victory over Saint John’s on Thursday and then added an assist against Gustavus on Friday. His two goals against the Johnnies was his first career multi-goal game as he eclipsed 50 points for his career.