Men's Weekly Release (Feb. 5, 2019)

Men's Weekly Release (Feb. 5, 2019)

MSOE’s Romund and Adrian’s Hellems
Pick Up NCHA Men’s Hockey Weekly Honors

Milwaukee School of Engineering senior Michael Romund (F - Mattawan, Mich.) is the NCHA Men’s Offensive Player of the Week and Adrian College senior Braden Hellems (D - St. Thomas, Ontario) is the NCHA Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.


Romund is the first Raider to earn NCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors this season after compiling a five-point (3G/2A) weekend that helped MSOE leapfrog Concordia University Wisconsin in the standings with a weekend sweep of the Falcons. On Friday, he scored the opener, assisted the goal that gave his team a 2-1 lead and then set up the go-ahead goal again at 3-2 before MSOE pulled out the 4-3 win. Saturday, Romund lit the lamp early and then capped the victory with an insurance goal late in the 5-3 victory, completing the move up to fourth place in the standings.

Hellems is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week after playing a big role on both sides of the ice as Adrian clinched the South Division Championship and home ice for quarterfinals and semifinals with a pair of wins. Defensively, the Bulldogs allowed 20 shots to Lake Forest College Friday, followed by just 16 to Aurora University Saturday. On offense, Hellems contributed a huge 3-1-4 line, starting with the game-winner Friday (at 4-3), followed by an insurance marker in the third. Saturday, he assisted the game-winner and once again added a late goal in the 3-1 victory.


Connor Armour, Adrian
Armour tallied two assists and finished +2 in Friday night’s game against Lake Forest to help the Bulldogs clinch the division.

Jake Howie, Marian
Howie had a three-goal weekend to pace the Sabre offense against Lawrence. Howie scored the first Marian goal in the opener and then posted his first multi-goal game in the finale. One of his goals in the finale served as the game-winner.

Shawn O’Malley, Aurora
O’Malley had a career night in AU’s 7-1 win over Trine, which helped the Spartans clinch a playoff spot on the weekend. He had his first hat trick and also added an assist on the night.

Steven Phillips, St. Norbert
Phillips went 1-1-2 in St. Norbert’s 6-5 win over St. Scholastica and then followed with a 2-0-2 night in a 6-4 win over Northland. His goal with 22 seconds left in the second period helped swing momentum back the Green Knights’ way for a 5-4 lead at intermission after the Lumberjacks scored three goals in 87 seconds to tie the game.

Blake Robertson, Trine
Robertson led the way offensively as the Thunder picked up a crucial win over Lake Forest to stay alive in their search for a NCHA tournament berth. He scored the game-winning goal in the contest and added an assist later as the team took a 2-0 lead.

Carson Rose, St. Scholastica
Rose recorded three goals and an assist over the weekend to keep the Saints alive for a postseason berth. Rose scored the Saints first two goals against No. 5 St. Norbert on Friday to keep the Saints close. Then on Saturday, in a must-win game against Finlandia, Rose scored the game-tying goal in the third period and then later assisted the empty-netter. Rose has scored a goal in each of the last three games in which he has appeared.

Hunter Vorva, Marian
Vorva continued his dominance in net during NCHA play posting a 1.44 goals against average as Marian earned three points against Lawrence. Vorva made 42 saves on the weekend with a .933 save percentage including a 25-save shutout in the finale, his third of the season.