Marian University’s Blanck and Vorva
Sweep NCHA Men’s Hockey Weekly Honors
Marian University senior Conner Blanck (F - Fond du Lac, Wis.) is the NCHA Men’s Offensive Player of the Week and senior teammate Hunter Vorva (G - Kalamazoo, Mich.) is the NCHA Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
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Blanck is the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week after netting the game-winner both nights as Marian swept #15 St. Norbert in a home-and-home weekend series. He had three crucial points, starting with the eventual game-winner just 3:53 into Friday’s 4-0 win, while also adding an assist. He topped that when he lit the lamp with 28 seconds remaining in overtime of the finale for the 2-1 victory to help seal his second career weekly NCHA honor. The losses knocked the Green Knights out of the USCHO.com national poll for the first time since January of 2001 - a span of 325 consecutive appearances in the national rankings.
Vorva is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the first time this season - and the seventh time in his career - after allowing just one goal in two games in the Sabres sweep of then-No. 15 St. Norbert. In the opener, Vorva stopped all 33 shots he faced for his eighth shutout, tying the all-time Marian record. He followed that up with another 33 saves in the finale, allowing only a 4-on-4 goal in the first period. Vorva closed out the weekend with a 0.48 goals-against average to go with 66 saves and a .985 save percentage. He also helped lead the penalty kill unit to a perfect weekend holding the Green Knights scoreless on 15 power-play opportunities.
2019-20 NCHA WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Riley Doyon, Aurora
Doyon had five points for Aurora in going 1-0-1 against Concordia Wisconsin. He had a goal and assist in the 5-1 victory on Friday night and added a goal and two helpers to account for a point on all three AU goals in a 3-3 tie.
Alex Mosquera, Lawrence
Mosquera picked up a win and a tie in a weekend series with Finlandia while posting a .932 save percentage and 1.44 goals against average. In a 1-1 overtime tie on Friday night, Mosquera stopped 19 shots and had his scoreless streak snapped at 134:30, the second-longest stretch in Lawrence history. Mosquera then made 22 saves in a 5-2 victory on Saturday to improve to 2-0-1 on the season. Mosquera has a .971 save percentage and 0.73 GAA on the season.
Carson Rose, St. Scholastica
In Friday night’s win over Trine, Rose scored four of the teams five goals, including all three CSS goals in the third period as the Saints rallied from a goal down to win 5-3. Rose becomes the seventh Saint in program history to record at least four goals in a game.