EDINA, Minn. – Nov. 16, 2015 – The league's weekend scoring leader, a record-setting goaltender and a repeat winner highlight the men's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Players of the Week for Nov. 9-15, 2015. The honorees are: Bemidji State junior forward Brendan Harms (Offensive Player of the Week), Michigan Tech senior goaltender Jamie Phillips (Defensive Player of the Week) and Ferris State freshman forward Corey Mackin (Rookie of the Week).
Brendan Harms, Jr., F
Bemidji State (Steinbach, Manitoba)
Harms led the WCHA in scoring this past weekend, logging a four-point effort (2g-2a) in helping Bemidji State earn its first league victory and a split in its series against visiting Alaska. The junior from Steinbach, Manitoba had a hand in all three Beavers' scores in a 4-3 loss Friday, setting a career high with three points on a goal and two assists. Harms then gave BSU a 2-0 lead en route to a 6-3 triumph Saturday, scoring a power-play marker at 11:21 of the first period.
Also nominated: Teddy Blueger, Sr., F, Minnesota; Mark Cooper, Sr., F, Bowling Green; Brandon Morley, Jr., F, Alaska; Kyle Schempp, Jr., F, Ferris State
Jamie Phillips, Sr., G
Michigan Tech (Caledonia, Ontario)
Phillips, in his second-year as Michigan Tech's full-time starter in goal, set the 95-year-old program's all-time record with his eighth career shutout in Friday's series opener – a 22-save effort in a 2-0 victory over No. 15 Bowling Green. The senior from Caledonia, Ontario also notched 22 saves in a loss Saturday, finishing the weekend with a .936 save percentage and 1.51 goals-against average.
Also nominated: Zach Frye, So., D, Alaska; Owen Headrick, Sr., D, Lake Superior State; Olivier Mantha, So., G, Alaska Anchorage; Graeme McCormack, Sr., D, Bemidji State
Corey Mackin, Fr., F
Ferris State (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Mackin had a three-point night last Friday as Ferris State pulled out a 3-2, series-opening overtime road win at Alaska Anchorage. The freshman from Philadelphia, Pa. scored the Bulldogs' first goal on a first-period power play, assisted on a second-period power play strike and picked up a helper on Kyle Schempp's overtime game-winner.
Also nominated: Jay Dickman, Fr., F, Bemidji State; Anthony Nellis, Fr., F, Lake Superior State