Joyce earns WCHA Defensive Player of the Week

Joyce earns WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Joyce earns WCHA Defensive Player of the Week

EDINA, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s hockey defenseman Alexis Joyce was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday for her efforts this past weekend. Joyce tied for the WCHA lead with three assists including the primary assist on Emily Bergland’s game-tying goal against No. 2 University of Minnesota Duluth.

This marks the fifth weekly honor for the Lakeville, Minn., native’s career including three Rookie of the Week honors and first of the 2016-17 season.

The junior tied for the league-lead in points among defensemen (0g-3a) and blocked a total of eight shots, tied for second-most in the conference, to help the Beavers garner two points against the second-ranked Bulldogs.

Joyce paces the Beavers’ blue line with 13 points (2g-11a) this season and is tied for seventh in the league among defensemen by averaging 0.54 points per game.

Joyce joins freshmen Abby Halluska and Haley Mack as well as senior Brittni Mowat to be named a WCHA Player of the Week this season.

Joyce and the Bemidji State women’s hockey team will be back in action this weekend for a home-and-home series against University of North Dakota.

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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).