Aurora University’s Martinez and Pfosi
Sweep NCHA Women’s Hockey Weekly Honors
Aurora University junior Lexie Martinez (F - Westminster, Colo.) is the NCHA Women’s Offensive Player of the Week and junior teammate Chiara Pfosi (G - Ipsach, Switzerland) is the NCHA Women’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
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Martinez is the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week after playing a key role in the Spartans weekend victories over St. Olaf. She scored four goals - including a hat trick in the series opener - as Aurora improved to 4-0 on the year with the 7-1 and 2-1 victories on the road. She netted two of her four tallies on the power play, with the fourth goal coming early in the 2-1 win to get the scoring started.
Pfosi is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week after her work in Aurora’s weekend sweep of St. Olaf. She made 51 total stops for a save percentage of .962, allowing just one goal each night. The honor is the second of her career and the pair of contests moves her to 4-0 on the season with league-leading 0.99 goals-against average and .963 save percentage.
2019-20 NCHA WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Morgan Bolin, Marian
Bolin scored both Marian goals as the Sabres opened the season. Bolin had a goal against UW-Stevens Point and St. Catherine as the forward had a strong start to the 2019-20 campaign after leading the squad in scoring a season ago.
Eryn Isaacson, Trine
Isaacson led the way for the Thunder offensively as the team rolled to two victories over host Post University. On Friday, she led the team with three points, all coming on assists, in a lopsided 8-1 victory. She then added to her totals on Saturday scoring two goals and adding an assist. The assist came as the team tied the game at four, while the assist was an empty netter that iced the game for the Thunder at 6-4.
Natasha Strbiak, Trine
Strbiak finished the weekend with two points including an assist and a goal as the team picked up a pair of wins over Post University. On Friday, she assisted on the team’s fourth goal of the contest, which came in response to the opposition’s first goal of the game. Then on Saturday, she picked up her first collegiate goal giving the team a 2-1 lead at the time. She also earned the team’s player of the game honor for her defensive effort on Saturday.
Twenty seasons of NCHA women’s hockey. It’s emotional to think about.
All the moments, the champions, the stand-out players, the dramatic finishes, the leaders ...
During this historic 20th season of women’s hockey, the NCHA will celebrate everything that has made our conference special. Players will wear commemorative helmet decals with the start of the conference schedule, November 15th. Postseason game pucks will feature the special 20th season logo. In addition, the weekly release will include a section highlighting historical events.
Most Playoff Championships
5: UW-River Falls
5: UW-Stevens Point
2: Lake Forest
1: St. Norbert
The list of playoff championships shows the flow of dominance during the history of the NCHA.
The earliest power was UW-Stevens Point, winning its titles in the opening years of the conference.
UW-River Falls dominated the middle years prior to the departure of the Wisconsin state schools.
And now it’s Adrian - with four straight Slaats Cup titles. The Bulldogs can move into first all by
themselves with another playoff championship.