Strainis (Green Bay, Wis.) had a historic month of November that saw her set career records for wins and shutouts during a sweep of Trine. Strainis opened the Thunder series with a 3-0 shutout to set the shutout mark before a 4-1 win gave her the career wins lead one day later. Strainis would also earn NCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors after the Trine sweep. The junior goalie posted a 2.00 goals against average for the month making 185 saves for a .930 save percentage. Strainis ranks third in the NCHA with 242 saves on the season.
Thorogood (Calgary, Alta.) had a huge month to open his final season as a Sabre recording 12 points in eight games. Thorogood opened his senior campaign with his first career hat trick in a win over Trine as he went on to score seven goals during the month of November. The forward posted a team-best +4 on-ice rating during the month and scored the decisive goal in four of the eight games during the month of November; three game-winning goals and one game-tying goal. Thorogood currently ranks second in the NCHA with seven goals on the year and was named NCHA Offensive Player of the Week twice along with earning a spot on the D3Hockey.com Team of the Week once.
Marian men’s hockey remains at home as they return to NCHA action against Finlandia Friday, Dec. 1 and No. 1 St. Norbert Saturday, Dec. 2 with puck drop at 7 p.m. for both games. The Sabre women’s hockey team returns after a week off traveling to Finlandia for a two-game series Dec. 1-2.