Oct. 23, 2013
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin women’s hockey’s Blayre Turnbull was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, after recording five points in the series sweep against St. Cloud State this past weekend.
The Stellarton, Nova Scotia, native led the Wisconsin offensive attack against the WCHA-rival Huskies, collecting two goals and three assists as the Badgers earned a sweep over SCSU. In Friday’s 4-1 win, Turnbull recorded an assist and was +2 on the plus/minus. Then in UW’s 6-0 triumph over the Huskies on Saturday, Turnbull tallied two goals, including her second shorthanded goal of the season, which is tied for the nation’s lead. Turnbull also chipped in two assists to bring her season total up to five, which is tied for the team lead.
For the series, she tallied 11 shots on goal and was a team-best +5. Her 1.33 points per game average this season is tied for 26th in the country.
The weekly honor is the second for Wisconsin this season, with senior Alex Rigsby being named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 9. This marks the second career weekly honor for Turnbull after being named the WCHA Rookie of the Week on Oct. 5, 2011.
The No. 2 Badgers continue their six-game homestand hosting Lindenwood on Friday in a 7 p.m. bout before wrapping the series up on Saturday with a 2 p.m. contest.