UW's Wellhausen And Campbell, And SCSU's Kluge Named WCHA Players of the Week, Powered By Goodwood Hockey
Trio earns accolades for games of Oct. 27-29, 2017

GoodwoodBLOOMINGTON, Minn. Oct. 31, 2017 A pair of teammates that helped the nation's top-ranked team to a landmark sweep, along with one of the country's top freshman scorers from last week, highlight the WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, for games of Oct. 27-29, 2017. The honorees are: Wisconsin senior forward Baylee Wellhausen (Offensive), Wisconsin sophomore goaltender Kristen Campbell (Defensive) and St. Cloud State freshman forward Laura Kluge (Rookie).

WCHA Offensive Player of the Week,
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Baylee Wellhausen, Sr., F
Wisconsin (Williams Bay, Wis.)

player Wellhausen picked an opportune time to collect her first points of the season, scoring both nights including the overtime game-winner Sunday as the top-ranked Badgers earned their first sweep of Minnesota at Ridder Arena since Jan. 5-6, 2007. UW's co-captain came up clutch Sunday, lighting the lamp 3:28 into the extra session to give the Badgers a 2-1 victory over the No. 6 Gophers. In Saturday's series opener, Wellhausen scored her first goal of the season, giving Wisconsin a 2-1, first-period lead en route to a 3-2 triumph. The senior from Williams Bay, Wis. finished the weekend with a plus-3 rating (second-best in the WCHA) and six shots on goal. This is Wellhausen's first WCHA weekly award of the 2017-18 season and her third career honor (including one Rookie of the Week accolade).

Honorable Mention: Abby Halluska, So., F, Bemidji State (tied for the team lead and tied for third in the WCHA with two points, scoring a goal and adding an assist in the Beavers' split with Minnesota Duluth); Jordan McLaughlin, Jr., F, Minnesota State (scored the game-winning goal in the Mavericks' first WCHA win of the season, snapping a 1-1, third-period tie Saturday en route to a 3-1 victory over St. Cloud State).

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week,
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Kristen Campbell, So., G
Wisconsin (Brandon, Manitoba)

player Campbell was the only WCHA netminder to earn a pair of wins last weekend, stopping 41 of the 44 shots she faced from No. 6 Minnesota as No. 1 Wisconsin swept the Gophers in Minneapolis for the first time since the 2006-07 season. Minnesota came into the series tied for ninth nationally with an average of 3.38 goals per game, but Campbell posted a 1.48 goals-against average in 121:32 the best mark of league goaltenders with two starts. The sophomore from Brandon, Manitoba made 25 saves in Saturday's 3-2 victory and 16 stops in Sunday's 2-1, overtime triumph, finishing the weekend with a .932 save percentage. Campbell is now 12-0-0 in her first UW season after transferring from North Dakota, the longest career-opening winning streak in Badger history. This is her second WCHA weekly award of the campaign (and of her career).

Honorable Mention: Jessica Convery, Sr., G, Minnesota Duluth (helped the Bulldogs earn a road split at Bemidji State, finishing with a .947 save percentage and a WCHA-high 71 saves including 43 stops in a 3-2 victory Friday); Chloe Crosby, So., G, Minnesota State (stopped 21-of-22 shots Saturday, backstopping the Mavericks to a 3-1 win over St. Cloud State Minnesota State's first WCHA triumph of the season); Erin Deters, Sr., G, Bemidji State (made one start and one relief appearance, compiling a .938 save percentage and 1.22 goals-against average to help the Beavers split with Minnesota Duluth).

WCHA Rookie of the Week,
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Laura Kluge, Fr., F
St. Cloud State (Berlin, Germany)

player Kluge led all WCHA skaters, and tied for second nationally among rookies, with four points (1g-3a) in St. Cloud State's series split at Minnesota State. The freshman from Berlin, Germany was involved in four of the Huskies' five goals in the two-game set, while her three assists led the WCHA. Kluge scored the game-tying goal in Friday's 4-2 win SCSU's first conference victory of the season while adding two assists for the first three-point effort for a Huskies freshman since Holly Roberts on Feb. 24, 2007 at UMD. She added a helper on SCSU's lone goal in a 3-1 setback Saturday. This is Kluge's first career WCHA weekly award.

Honorable Mention: Brittyn Fleming, Fr., F, Minnesota State (tallied her team-leading sixth assist of the season, a helper on the game-tying goal as the Mavericks rallied for a 3-1 victory Saturday vs. St. Cloud State); Tina Kampa, Fr., D, Bemidji State (scored her first collegiate goal, which stood as the game-winner in the Beavers' 2-1 win Saturday over Minnesota Duluth, while finishing the series with a plus-1 rating and a team-high four blocked shots); Naomi Rogge, Fr., F, Minnesota Duluth (led WCHA rookies with a plus-3 rating and two goals, including the game-winner Friday at Bemidji State).

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