BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WLUC) – Michigan Tech senior Jake Lucchini has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week and sophomore Seamus Donohue is the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. Lucchini had five points in Tech's WCHA sweep at Ferris State while Donohue added three assists.
Lucchini, a native of Trail, British Columbia, led all WCHA players in points on the weekend, tying him for fifth in the nation. He had a pair of assists Friday and three points Saturday with two goals and an assist, including the game-winner in the second period. Lucchini is on a three-game point streak with eight points (four goals, four assists). He also has four goals in the last three games. Lucchini leads the Huskies with 11 points to rank fourth in the WCHA. He takes 4.62 shots per game to lead the conference and rank fifth in the nation.
Donohue, a native of North Oaks, Minnesota, led the league with his three assists on the weekend. He assisted on Tommy Parrottino's power-play goal in the first period Friday and had two primary assists Saturday when Lucchini brought the Huskies to within one and then Dylan Steman scored the equalizer 65 seconds later. Donohue had a plus-4 rating in Big Rapids and blocked a pair of shots. His seven assists and five power-play points this season are tied for the team lead. He is second on the Huskies with 11 blocked shots.
Tech has won four straight games and is 5-3 overall and 4-0 in the WCHA. The Black and Gold received votes this week in the USCHO.com Top 20 Poll. The Huskies will wrap up their eight-game road trip this weekend (Nov. 16-17) at Clarkson. It will be the first meeting between the two teams since the 1970 NCAA Semifinal.