A slightly edited WCHA news release:
Defensive Player of the Week: Garrett Raboin, sr., D, St. Cloud State
The 5-11, 175-pound captain from Detroit Lakes, Minn., was a force at the blueline during the Huskies’ 4-3 and 4-1 victories over the Golden Gophers.
Raboin earned a +5 plus/minus rating and produced two scoring points in the series while his efforts on defense helped limit the Gophers to four goals in the two games, despite Minnesota outshooting the Huskies 85-54 in the two games.
In game one at SCSU’s National Hockey Center on Friday, Raboin scored the game’s first goal at 7:37 of the first period. He had two shots on goal and was +2.
Last Saturday when the series switched to UM’s Mariucci Arena, Raboin had an assist on Jared Festler’s goal which gave the Huskies a 3-0 lead and was +3 on the plus/minus.
This season Raboin has five goals and 10 assists for 15 points while playing in all 26 games.
Goalie Jon Olthuis of Alaska Anchorage, the team the Gophers play next, also was nominated for this award.
Rookie of the Week: David Eddy, fr., F, St. Cloud State
The 5-11, 180-pound freshman right winger from Woodbury, Minn., scored both game-winning goals against Minnesota.
In game one at SCSU’s National Hockey Center on Friday, Eddy's goal at 6:12 of the second period gave the Huskies a 4-2 lead. He had five shots on goal and was +1.
On Saturday at UM’s Mariucci Arena, Eddy gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead at 13:09 of the first period as St. Cloud State won 4-1. Eddy also had three shots on goal in that game, giving him eight shots on goal in the series.
Through 18 games played this season, Eddy is averaging nearly a point per game as St. Cloud State’s top rookie scorer with seven goals and seven assists for 14 points.
Forward Alex Gellert of the Seawolves also was nominated for this award.
Offensive Player of the Week: Michael Davies, sr., F, Wisconsin
The 5-8, 175-pound senior right winger from St. Louis, Mo., ran his streak of multiple-point games to six in a row and his overall scoring streak to a career-best seven games last weekend.
Davies had one goal and one assist on Friday in the Badgers' 3-3 overtime tie against Denver. With the Badgers trailing 2-0 in the third period, Davies assisted on teammate Blake Geoffrion’s goal at the 4:31 mark. Less than three minutes later, Davies gave the puck to linemate Derek Stepan at one side of the DU goal, then got a return pass on the other side for a one-timer and the UW’s second goal.
Last Saturday, Davies earned the primary assist on the game’s first goal at 15:47 of the first period, giving him 100 points for his UW career. He then scored the game-winning goal at 13:30 of the third period as the Badgers won 4-3 over DU and snapped a six-game winless streak against the Pioneers.
Davies is now tied for the Wisconsin scoring lead with 30 points (11g, 19a) in 22 games.
Among other nominated for this award were forward Kane Lafranchise of Alaska Anchorage and forward Jared Festler of SCSU.