BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s hockey sophomore defenseman Mak Langei was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defenseman of the Week for Feb. 19 after helping the Beavers (13-17-2, 10-10-2-0 WCHA) sweep St. Cloud State University this past weekend.
Langei tied for the league’s lead among blueliners with two points over the weekend after recording two assists on Friday’s 4-2 victory over the Huskies. She assisted on the game-tying goal and the go-ahead goal in the first period to lead BSU to a 4-2 victory. Langei also tied for the league lead among bluelines and second among all skaters by going +3 on the ice while also posting three shots on goal and blocked two shots.
The East Grand Forks native earns her second WCHA weekly award of her career and first of her sophomore campaign after being named to the All-WCHA Rookie Team in 2017-18. Langei paces the Beavers’ blueline with nine points this season (2g-7a) and is tied for sixth in the league with 64 blocked shots.
Langei joins Wisconsin’s Emily Clark, Kristen Campbell and Minnesota’s Amy Potomak as the league’s players of the week.
Bemidji State caps off the 2018-19 regular season by hosting No. 2 University of Minnesota for the final series of the regular season. The Beavers hold fourth in the WCHA standings over fifth-place University of Minnesota Duluth by just one point and trail third place Ohio State University by four points. Both games against the second-ranked Gophers are scheduled for 3:07 p.m., Feb. 22-23.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).