BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WLUC) – Following Week 1 of the 2019-20 season, the men’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association is proud to recognize four student-athletes as its Players of the Week. All four of this week’s winners hail from Michigan Tech as sophomore Alec Broetzman (Forward), junior Seamus Donohue (Defenseman), senior Matt Jurusik (Goaltender) and freshman forward Parker Saretsky (Rookie) collected this week’s honors.
WCHA Forward of the Week
Alec Broetzman, So., Michigan Tech (Hudson, Wis.)
Michigan Tech’s Alec Broetzman helped lead the Huskies to a season-opening road sweep of Robert Morris. The Hudson, Wis., native tallied an NCAA-leading six points on four goals and two assists with one game-winning goal, eight shots and a +4 rating. Broetzman opened the weekend with a game-winning, shorthanded overtime goal to give Tech a 2-1 win over the Colonials on Saturday evening. Sunday, he exploded for a first-period natural hat trick as the Huskies potted five goals in the frame en route to a 7-0 victory to sweep the series. Two of his three goals on Sunday came on the power play. Broetzman also added a pair of helpers in Sunday’s win.
Honorable Mention: Cameron Wright, Jr., Bowling Green: Posted four goals, two power play tallies and the game-winning goal in the Falcons’ 7-4 win at downstate rival Miami. Marshall Moise, Jr., Ferris State: Scored one goal on four shots in the Bulldogs’ 2-2 exhibition tie with Waterloo (Ont.). Hampus Eriksson, Jr., Lake Superior State: Finished the weekend with five points on a goal and four assists to rank second nationally in scoring as Lake Superior State swept visiting Merrimack. Jared Spooner, Sr., Minnesota State: Recorded a goal and an assist in Minnesota State’s 5-2 exhibition win over Mount Royal (Alta.) to earn First Star honors.
WCHA Defenseman of the Week
Seamus Donohue, Jr., Michigan Tech (North Oaks, Minn.)
Junior Seamus Donohue recorded a pair of power play assists in Michigan Tech’s sweep of Robert Morris on the opening weekend of the season. The North Oaks, Minn., native also led the NCAA in blocked shots with eight in two games. Donohue was part of a Tech penalty kill unit that was a perfect eight-for-eight on the weekend as the Huskies limited Robert Morris to just one goal in the series sweep.
Honorable Mention: Andrew Carroll, So., Minnesota State: Helped lead the No. 3/4 Mavericks to a 5-2 exhibition win over Mount Royal with a pair of assists in the contest to earn Second Star honors.
WCHA Goaltender of the Week
Matt Jurusik, Sr., Michigan Tech (La Grange, Ill.)
Michigan Tech’s Matt Jurusik stopped 59-of-60 shots in the Huskies’ sweep of Robert Morris over the weekend. He recorded his third shutout as a Husky on Sunday with 25 stops in a 7-0 blanking of the Colonials. His 0.48 GAA ranks second nationally and his .983 save percentage was the second-best in the WCHA for the opening weekend.
Honorable Mention: David Fessenden, Fr., Alabama Huntsville: Stopped 37 shots in his first career start for the Chargers on Sunday, which was the third-most nationally in a game in the opening weekend. Mareks Mitens, Jr., Lake Superior State: Backstopped the Lakers to a home sweep of Merrimack, stopping 52-of-57 shots in the two games.
WCHA Rookie of the Week
Parker Saretsky, Fr., F, Michigan Tech (Wainwright, Alta.)
Forward Parker Saretsky tallied four points on a goal and three assists in Michigan Tech’s two-game sweep at Robert Morris to lead all NCAA rookies in points on the weekend. The Wainwright, Alta., native’s +3 rating also topped all NCAA newcomers. He collected his first collegiate goal in Tech’s 7-0 win on Sunday.
Honorable Mention: Jake Willets, Fr., F, Ferris State: Scored his first career goal and finished +1 in Ferris State’s 2-2 exhibition tie with Waterloo (Ont.). Ryan Sandlin, Fr., F, Minnesota State: Tallied his first career goal with the Mavericks to open the scoring in Minnesota State’s 5-2 win over Mount Royal (Alta.). Andre Ghantous, Fr., F, Northern Michigan: Led Northern Michigan in points with two on a goal and an assist in the Wildcats’ 4-3 win over the U.S. National Team Development Program.