Schwartz garners second offensive weekly honor

From the WCHA …
Red Baron WCHA Offensive Player of the Week
Rylan Schwartz • Senior, Forward, Colorado College
MADISON, Wis. – Veteran Colorado College forward Rylan Schwartz, who contributed five scoring points and factored in on both game-winning goals as the host Tigers recorded back-to-back league victories over Bemidji State last weekend, is the Red Baron® WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 13.
A 5-10, 196-pound senior center from Wilcox, Sask., Schwartz scored two goals and set up three others, had five shots on goal and earned a +3 plus/minus rating in CC’s sweep. Last Friday (Nov. 9) night, he notched a pair of goals, including the first goal of the game and the game-winner, and was named the First Star of the Game in the Tigers’ 3-2 victory over the Beavers. Then last Saturday (Nov. 10), Schwartz earned three assists, with one of those coming on teammate William Rapuzzi’s third period winner, and was named the Second Star of the Game as Colorado College extended its winning streak to four games. He also won 21 of 38 face-offs (55.3%) in the series, going 13 of 21 (61.9%) on Saturday when he factored in on his 26th career game-winner (8g, 18a).
In 10 games played this season, Schwartz has averaged a point per game with three goals, seven assists and 10 points.
Also nominated: Daniel Doremus, F, DU; Kyle Rau, F, UM; Dominic Zombo, F, UNO.
Red Baron WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
John Faulkner • Senior, Goaltender, University of Nebraska Omaha
MADISON, Wis. – Goaltender John Faulkner of the University of Nebraska is the Red Baron® WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 13 after he backstopped the Mavericks to a two-game conference sweep over visiting Minnesota Duluth last weekend.
A 6-1, 207-pound senior from Sarnia, Ont., Faulkner was in nets for both UNO wins over No. 20 UMD on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, yielding just three even-strength goals and helping the Mavericks extend their winning streak to four games. He stopped 30 shots while allowing just two power-play goals in Nebraska Omaha’s 3-2 victory last Saturday before coming back with a season-high 31 saves on Sunday as the Mavericks forged the sweep with a 6-3 triumph. One of the goals he allowed was a power-play tally.
Faulkner is unbeaten so far this season with a 6-0-1 record, ranks fourth in the WCHA with a 2.03 goals-against average and is seventh with a .915 save percentage. His next victory will put him in a tie for second all-time in wins at UNO; he has a career mark of 44-34-9.
Also nominated: Matt Prapavessis, D, BSU; Ian Young, D, CC; Paul Phillips, D, DU; Adam Wilcox, G, UM.
Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week
Adam Wilcox • Freshman, Goaltender, University of Minnesota
MADISON, Wis. – University of Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox, who allowed just two goals in a conference road victory and overtime tie at Alaska Anchorage last weekend, has been named the Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week for Nov. 13.
A 6-0, 186-pound freshman from South St. Paul, Minn., and a NHL draftee of Tampa Bay, Wilcox crafted his second shutout of the season last Friday (Nov. 9) in a 2-0 Minnesota victory with 14 saves. He then got the starting nod against last Saturday (Nov. 10), this time coming up with 21 saves as the Gophers and Seawolves played to a 2-2 overtime tie. One of the two goals he allowed came on a power-play.
Wilcox’s 1.58 goals-against average over 456 minutes of action ranks first overall among WCHA goaltenders, his 5-1-1 record and .786 winning percentage is second best overall, and his .924 save percentage ranks fourth.
Also nominated: Nolan Zajac, D, DU; Tony Cameranesi, F, UMD.

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