Blanck and Vorva of Marian men’s hockey sweep NCHA weekly awards

November 27, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Seniors Hunter Vorva and Conner Blanck of Marian University men’s hockey have been named the NCHA players of the week, as announced by the league office Tuesday.

Vorva (Kalamazoo, Mich.) allowed just one goal on the weekend to lead Marian to a sweep of then-ranked No. 15 St. Norbert.  In the opener, Vorva stopped all 33 shots he faced for his eighth shutout at Marian tying an all-time record.  He followed that up stopping another 33 shots allowing just one 4-on-4 goal in the finale.  Vorva also helped lead the penalty kill unit to a perfect weekend holding the Green Knights scoreless on 15 power-play opportunities.  His totals for the weekend include a 0.48 goals-against average, 66 saves, and .985 save percentage.

Blanck (Fond du Lac, Wis.) had a hand in half of the Sabre goals as part of the sweep of then-ranked No. 15 St. Norbert.  Blanck opened the weekend with his second multi-point game of the year scoring the game-winner 3:53 into the game.  He then scored the game-winner in overtime of the finale with his power-play tally coming with just 28 seconds remaining.

The full release from the NCHA can be found at https://nchahockey.org/sports/mice/2019-20/releases/MWR_NOV26_1920.

Marian hits the road for No. 6 UW-Stevens Point Friday, Nov. 29 for a 7 p.m. puck drop in non-conference action.

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