Aurora’s Hamm and St. Scholastica’s Huseby
Earn NCHA Women’s Hockey Weekly Honors
Aurora University freshman Michaela Hamm (F - Winnipeg, Manitoba) is the NCHA Women’s Offensive Player of the Week and College of St. Scholastica freshman Lori Huseby (G - Babbitt, Minn.) is the NCHA Women’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
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Hamm becomes the first Aurora women’s hockey student-athlete to be named NCHA Offensive Player of the Week this season (and in program history) after a big outing against Trine University. Hamm netted a pair of goals - including the game-winner - while also adding an assist in the victory.
Huseby becomes the first CSS student-athlete to be named NCHA Defensive Player of the Week this season. In Friday’s tie against Hamline University, Huseby made 54 saves, including 25 in the third period alone. She also made a spectacular save in overtime to preserve the 2-2 deadlock. The 54 saves marked the third-most in a game in program history.
2017-18 NCHA WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Leigh Grall, St. Norbert
Grall made 29 saves in St. Norbert’s 1-1 tie with No. 10-ranked Eau Claire on Friday.
Eryn Isaacson, Trine
Isaacson scored Trine’s lone goal of the game in a non-conference matchup with Aurora University. On Saturday, in an exhibition contest against Davenport University, Isaacson accounted for two of the teams five goals. She was the only Thunder skater with multiple goals in the 5-1 defeat of the Panthers.
Chiara Pfosi, Aurora
Pfosi allowed one goal while making 29 saves in Aurora’s 4-1 non-conference win at Trine Unversity. Pfosi returned from an injury earlier in the week to face Lake Forest in an outdoor game. She played the opening 29 minutes, making 26 saves.
Lindsey Strainis, Marian
Strainis stood on her head stopping 35 shots as Marian fell to No. 10 UWEC 1-0. The lone goal Strainis would allow came when the Blugolds were on the power play. Strainis closed out the game with a .972 save percentage in the tough-luck loss.