UW's Mauermann And Campbell, And UMN's Zumwinkle Named WCHA Players of the Week, Powered By Goodwood Hockey
Trio earns accolades for games of Nov. 3-5, 2017

GoodwoodBLOOMINGTON, Minn. Nov. 7, 2017 A repeat winner between the pipes, along with a teammate that helped the nation's top-ranked team to another impressive sweep and the top freshman scorer in the women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) from last week, form the WCHA Players of the Week, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, for games of Nov. 3-5, 2017. The honorees are: Wisconsin sophomore forward Alexis Mauermann (Offensive), Wisconsin sophomore goaltender Kristen Campbell (Defensive) and Minnesota freshman forward Grace Zumwinkle (Rookie).

WCHA Offensive Player of the Week,
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Alexis Mauermann, So., F
Wisconsin (Janesville, Wis.)

player Mauermann tallied a WCHA-best three goals (tied for second-most nationally), along with an assist, to lead top-ranked Wisconsin to a sweep of then-No. 4 Ohio State at LaBahn Arena. In Saturday's convincing 7-0 win, the sophomore from Janesville, Wis. scored twice in the third period to help put the game away. After a scoreless first period Sunday, UW struck twice in a five-minute span of the middle stanza en route to a 3-1 victory; Mauermann assisted on the first goal, then recorded the game-winner at the 14:06 mark. She finished the weekend tied for first in the WCHA with 10 shots on goal, tied for second with four points and tied for third with a plus-4 rating all against an OSU team that entered the series ranked third among Division I teams defensively by allowing just 1.38 goals per game. This is Mauermann's first WCHA weekly award of the 2017-18 campaign and her second career honor (she earned a Rookie of the Week accolade last season).

Honorable Mention: Corbin Boyd, Jr., F, Minnesota State (tallied a goal and an assist for a two-point weekend against No. 6 Minnesota).

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

player Campbell repeats as WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after a spectacular weekend in net for UW, leading the top-ranked Badgers to a sweep of then-No. 4 Ohio State. The sophomore from Brandon, Manitoba allowed just one goal over 119:17 to a Buckeye offense that entered the series averaging a WCHA-best 3.75 goals per game (third nationally). Campbell earned her fourth shutout of the season Saturday, stopping 14 shots as UW blanked OSU, 7-0. Sunday afternoon, she turned aside 21-of-22 shots in a 3-1 Badgers victory, improving to 14-0-0 on the campaign. Campbell finished the weekend with a .972 save percentage and a 0.50 goals-against average, both second nationally among goaltenders with two starts. This is the third WCHA weekly award of the season (and of her career) for the transfer from North Dakota.

Honorable Mention: Jessica Healey, Sr., D, Minnesota Duluth (posted a plus-3 rating, an assist on the game-tying goal Friday and was the only WCHA defenseman with a game-winning goal last weekend with her marker on Saturday); Jordan Jackson, So., D, Minnesota State (led Maverick blue-liners with a power-play assist against No. 6 Minnesota); Sidney Peters, Sr., G, Minnesota (backstopped the No. 6 Gophers to a 6-1 road win Friday at Minnesota State, stopping 23-of-24 shots faced).

WCHA Rookie of the Week,
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Grace Zumwinkle, Fr., F
Minnesota (Excelsior, Minn.)

player Zumwinkle was among the NCAA's top point-producers, ranking second nationally with a WCHA-best five points (1g-4a) during the sixth-ranked Gophers' road sweep at Minnesota State. The freshman from Excelsior, Minn. also paced the league with four assists, matching two others for the most nationally. In Minnesota's 6-1 victory Friday, Zumwinkle set a career high with four points. She opened the game's scoring with a goal 1:22 into the second period, then assisted on the Gophers' second, fourth and sixth tallies. Sunday, Zumwinkle assisted on the game's first goal as Minnesota completed the sweep with a 5-2 victory. She finished the series with 10 shots on goal (tied for most in the WCHA) and a plus-4 rating. This is Zumwinkle's first WCHA weekly award.

Honorable Mention: Grace Bowlby, Fr., D, Wisconsin (recorded a pair of assists, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating, helping the top-ranked Badgers sweep then-No. 4 Ohio State); Brittyn Fleming, Fr., F, Minnesota State (led Maverick freshmen with five shots on goal, while pacing Minnesota State skaters with 10 face-off wins against No. 6 Minnesota); Naomi Rogge, Fr., F, Minnesota Duluth (led all WCHA freshmen with a plus-5 rating, posting a goal and two assists as the Bulldogs swept visiting St. Cloud State).

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