Oct. 25, 2010
MADISON, Wis. – Freshman forward Chris Prince (Naperville, Ill.) earned Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Prince led the Badgers with five goals in two games last week.
Prince’s award marks the Badgers’ second weekly conference honor of the 2010 season after senior goalkeeper Ryan Vint (Plymouth, Minn.) earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 4. The award is the first of Prince’s career.
Prince posted his first career multi-goal games in a pair of 4-3 overtime losses to Green Bay and Northwestern last week. He began his scoring barrage with two goals against Green Bay before netting a hat trick against Northwestern, including back-to-back goals in a two-minute span to give UW the 3-2 lead in the 84th minute.
Prince's hat trick was the first by a Badger since Sept. 2006, and the freshman forward now leads Wisconsin with 14 points on seven goals this season. He is currently tied for fourth in the Big Ten with seven goals and ranks fifth in the league with 0.50 goals per game.
Wisconsin (1-11-2, 0-3-1 Big Ten) hosts in-state foe Milwaukee (5-7-2, 3-4-0 Horizon League) Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Badgers then travel to No. 25 Ohio State (7-5-2, 2-2-0 Big Ten) to play their final road game of the regular season at 1 p.m. The match between the Buckeyes and Badgers will be broadcast by the Big Ten Network.