Marian men’s hockey sweeps NCHA weekly awards

November 7, 2018

Two hockey playersWAUKESHA, 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

No. 12/13 Marian plays their home opener Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. against Lake Forest.