BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Kerigan Dowhy, Abby Halluska and Graysen Myers were named Western Collegiate Hockey Association players of the week after helping the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team upset No. 4 Ohio State University for its first sweep of the 2018-19 season.
Dowhy was selected as the WCHA Goaltender of the Week, Halluska the Forward of the Week and Myers the Rookie of the Week, powered by GoodWood Hockey.
Dowhy, a sophomore from The Pas, Manitoba, earns her third weekly award of her career after being named the WCHA Rookie of the Week twice last season. Dowhy was a key factor in the Beavers’ upset of the fourth-ranked Buckeyes by posting two wins in the crease and stymied the Buckeyes’ offense by holding them to just three goals on 73 shots. She began the weekend by posting a career high 38 saves in a 2-1 victory in game one. She followed that career effort by stopping 32-of-34 shots by Ohio State the following night on way to the Beavers’ first sweep of the season. Dowhy was the league’s only goaltender to earn two wins and posted a league-best 1.50 goals against average and .959 save percentage.
Halluska earns her second career weekly honor by the WCHA after posting her first multi-point effort of the season to tie for the league’s lead in pointsafter helping the Beavers to a 4-2 victory in game two against the Buckeyes. The junior from Delano, Minn., scored the game’s first goal and assisted on the game-winning, power-play goal at 2:20 of the third period. Halluska finished with eight shots on goal and was +1 on the ice while also blocking two shots.
Myers earns her first career WCHA nod after being one of just two league freshmen to earn a point over the weekend. A native from Fargo, N.D., Myers earned the primary assist on Friday’s first goal for her first career point. Myers finished the weekend +1 on the ice after setting the tone for the series with the series’ first goal.
Ohio State’s Jincy Dunne was tabbed as the WCHA Defenseman of the Week to round out the league’s weekly awards.
Dowhy, Halluska, Myers and the rest of the Beaver women’s hockey team hope to carry its momentum into this weekend’s series with No. 1 University of Wisconsin.
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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).