WCHA names award winnersMinnesota Sports
-- The WCHA has named its first weekly award winners of the season.
The WCHA has named its first weekly award winners of the season.
Minnesota forward Amanda Kessel of Madison, Wisconsin is the league's Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Golden Gophers to a pair of dominating wins over Colgate last weekend. Her teammate Hannah Brandt of Vadnais Heights was named the WHCA Freshman of the Week.
Ad, Minnesota State-Mankato junior goaltender Danielle Butters of London, Ontario, is the conference's Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Mavericks to a win and a tie against Wisconsin over the weekend.