Kent Patterson posted his first two career shutouts last weekend against Sacred Heart and the Gophers senior goalie earned WCHA co-defensive player of the week honors for his efforts.
Minnesota State goalie Austin Lee, who shut out RPI, was the other co-defensive player of the week.
The offensive player of the week was Alaska Anchorage junior winger Mickey Spencer, who had four goals and an assist as the Seawolves won their own Kendall Classic.
The league's rookie of the week was Michigan Tech's Blake Pietila, who had two goals and an assist in a victory over visiting American International.
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.