Nov. 30, 2011
MADISON, Wis. - Freshman forward Katy Josephs has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Rookie of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday.
The Calgary, Alberta native contributed a goal and an assist to help the University of Wisconsin women's hockey team to a two-game conference sweep over St. Cloud State last weekend.
Joseph had an assist in the Badgers' 5-0 shutout victory over the visiting Huskies at the Kohl Center on Friday and then scored UW's third goal in a 6-1 triumph on Sunday. Along with her two points in the series, Josephs put five shots on goal and earned a +2 plus/minus rating as Wisconsin moved back into first place in the league race.
Seeing action in all 16 of Wisconsin's games this season, Josephs is tied for third in overall scoring among WCHA freshmen with 10 points (3G, 7A).
This is the first weekly honor for Josephs and the fifth for the Badgers this season.
The women's hockey team hits the road this weekend traveling to Mankato, Minn., to take on Minnesota State in a Friday-Saturday series. The games are set to begin at 7 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.