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 him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Lee, Hjelle, two Minnesotans, honored by CCHA

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under College hockey Updated: November 28, 2012 - 1:39 PM

Forward Anders Lee of Edina and goalie Brady Hjelle of International Falls earned CCHA weekly awards this week.

Lee, a junior at Notre Dame, was named the league's offensive player of the week. He had three goals and an assist as the Irish split a home series with North Dakota.

Hjelle, a senior who transferred from Minnesota Duluth to Ohio State, stopped 31 shots as the Buckeyes beat Lake Superior State 4-1 and then stopped 18 in a 3-2 loss to the same team. He was named the goalie of the week.

U's ROOKIE OF WEEK

In  WCHA women's hockey, defenseman Lee Stecklein of the Gophers was named the rookie of the week. She had two goals and two assists as the Gophers swept New Hampshire. Stecklein was a plus-4 in the series.

Senior forward Brianna Decker of Wisconsin was the offensive player of the week -- the Gophers play the Badgers on Saturday and Sunday. Senior defenseman Monique Lamoureux, a former Gopher, was the defensive player of the week.

Junior forward Amanda Kessel of the Gophers was one of the other nominees for offensive player of the week, while freshman goalie Amanda Leveille, a teammate, was nominated for defensive player of the week.

ETC.

* Nebraska Omaha -- or Omaha as the school is re-branding itself -- comes to Mariucci with a six-game winning streak in men's hockey. That's the second longest in team history. The red Mavericks won eight games in a row in the middle of the 2001-02 season. Dave Ahlers, Omaha's director of communications, said the school is in the first year of rebranding itself partly to be like other schools in the Summit League it is joining in some sports. Several of those schools are known by the city they are in.

Omaha is still using Nebraska Omaha this year to avoid confusion, he said. ... Changing a name is a process, not done in one school year, it seems.

* Ohio State men's hockey coach Mark Osiecki, according to a USCHO.com story, said the school in Columbus has  tentative plans to build an arena which will be used for hockey only.

 

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