Three Minnesota-grown players are the WCHA's players of the week.
J.T. Brown of Minnesota Duluth was named the offensive player of the week. Brown, a sophomore winger from Burnsville, had five goals for the Bulldogs in a split with Alaska Anchorage. He had all four goals as UMD won 4-1 on Friday. He scored another goal in the Bulldogs' 3-2 loss to UAA on Saturday.
In the two games, Brown had nine shots and was a plus-4. Brown has 16 goals and 37 points. He is first in the country with a plus-27 overall rating.
Junior goalie Mike Lee of St. Cloud State was the defensive player for the week. Lee, of Roseau, Minn., stopped 72 of 74 shots as the Huskies swept Wisconsin in Madison, 5-1 and 5-1. He had 41 stops in the second game.
Lee is 4-3-1 with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. He missed 20 games this season because of hip surgery before making a start against the Gophers two weekends ago.
Defenseman Zach Palmquist of Minnesota State is the rookie of the week. He had two goals and two assists as the Mavericks split with Michigan Tech, winning 5-3, then losing 7-3.
Palmquist, of South St. Paul, has six goals and nine assists for 15 points.
Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow @RomanStrib on Twitter. E-mail Roman.
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