WAUKESHA, Wis. – Juniors Hunter Vorva and Clay Cross of No. 12/13 Marian University men’s hockey were named the NCHA Players of the Week after leading the Sabres to wins over Trine and then-ranked No. 2 Adrian.
Cross (Glendale, Ariz.) is the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career after leading Marian University to a 2-0 week that included an impressive victory over nationally-ranked Adrian College. Cross recorded four important points in the two contests, starting with the game-winning goal and an assist in a victory over Trine Friday. He then followed that up with the goal that gave the Sabres a 2-0 lead over the No. 2 Bulldogs in the first period Saturday, a tally that would serve as the game-winner in the 4-1 victory. He also added an empty-netter late to put the game away.
Vorva (Kalamazoo, Mich.) is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week after following up Friday’s 4-2 victory over Trine with a career-high 46 saves in the upset of No. 2 Adrian – holding the high-powered Bulldogs scoreless on six power-play opportunities. The Kalamazoo, Mich., native totaled 66 saves on the weekend with a 1.50 goals-against average to go with a .957 save percentage, helping him earn his fourth NCHA Defensive Player of the Week honor of his career.
The full weekly release from the NCHA can be found at http://sabreathletics.com/sports/mice/2018-19/files/1819_NCHA_Men_NOV6.pdf.
No. 12/13 Marian plays their home opener Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. against Lake Forest.