St. Scholastica’s Stegora and Northland’s Suhr
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College of St. Scholastica senior Emily Stegora (F - Red Wing, Minn.) is the NCHA Women’s Offensive Player of the Week and Northland College freshman Gabby Suhr (G - Kasson, Minn.) is the NCHA Women’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
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Stegora is the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week after an impressive two-game performance for the Saints. She recorded a four-point weekend (2G/2A), having a hand in four of the five goals her team scored in a sweep of Marian University (winning 3-2 and 2-0). Stegora had a goal and an assist each night and has now recorded two points in each of the first three games of the season. Both goals over the weekend were game-winners and both came on the power-play.
Suhr is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week after her work in net helped Northland record a historical victory over No. 2 Adrian, 3-2 in overtime Sunday afternoon. In a win that D3Hockey.com called “a program changer”, Suhr was at her best, making an eye-popping 64 saves in the contest, including 25 in the second period alone. That allowed her team to get to overtime, where Allyson Reilly netted the winner just 19 seconds into the extra period.
2017-18 NCHA WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Sula Argyris, Trine
In Trine’s first program win, a 5-1 victory over Finlandia University, freshman Sula Argyris co-led the team with three points. Argyris tallied a team-high two goals in the victory, including the deciding goal of the game. She added an assist on the team’s first goal of the game.
Morgan Bolin, Marian
Bolin once again carried the offense for the Sabres over the weekend as she had a hand in both goals Marian scored against CSS. Bolin assisted a goal at the end of the second period before netting her third goal on the season in the third period of the opener.
Tory Harshman, Adrian
Harshman tallied a goal and assist in two games for the Bulldogs.
Lori Huseby, St. Scholastica
In her first collegiate start on Saturday, Huseby stopped all 25 shots she faced to earn the shutout victory over Marian and complete the sweep of the Sabres.
Brianna Kelly, St. Norbert
Kelly posted a shutout in her first start of the season for St. Norbert, fashioning a 15-save outing as the Green Knights topped Aurora 6-0. Kelly also helped the Green Knights to a perfect 5-for-5 showing on the penalty kill in the win.
Kristen Kennedy, Concordia
Kennedy set the tone in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Lake Forest by scoring 14 seconds into play. She then assisted on a Lexi Holman score 7:47 into the first period, helping the Falcons to an early 2-0 lead.
Lauren Michael, St. Norbert
Michael had a big weekend as the Green Knights posted a NCHA series sweep of Aurora. Michael posted her first career hat trick in Saturday’s 6-0 win over the Spartans, and included an assist for a career-high four-point game.
Kelly O’Sullivan, Adrian
O’Sullivan tallied a goal on assist to go with 12 shots on the weekend.
Allyson Reilly, Northland
Reilly tallied the game-winner as Northland claimed a 3-2 overtime win over #2 Adrian.
Molly Scarborough, Trine
Scarborough made 22 saves in a 5-1 win over Finlandia University on Saturday, the win was Trine’s first of the season and in program history.
Lindsey Strainis, Marian
Strainis made 63 saves over the weekend against St. Scholastica boasting a .926 save percentage. The Sabre goaltender only allowed five goals in the series against the Saints to put her goals against average for the weekend at 2.55. In the opener of the series, Strainis had a season-high 36 saves marking the second time already this season she has made more than 30 saves in a game.
Breanna Thomson, Concordia
Thomson was at her best Saturday, stopping a career-best 45 shots in a 3-2 win over Lake Forest Saturday. After allowing two power play goals in the opening period, Thomson was a perfect 35-for-35 in saves over the final two periods.