Marian women’s hockey sweeps NCHA weekly awards

February 14, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – After a crucial sweep of Northland, junior Lindsey Strainis and sophomore Ally Fox of Marian University women’s hockey were named the NCHA Players of the Week.

Fox is the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week after coming up big when her team needed it the most. With postseason hopes on the line, Fox netted three goals to lead the Sabres to a sweep of Northland, moving her team into control of the final playoff spot for the NCHA Slaats Cup heading into the last weekend of the regular season. Fox netted a pair of power play goals in the 4-1 finale with one of her tallies serving as the game-winner. She lit the lamp just 5:03 into the contest and added another before the end of the first period.

Strainis joins her teammate as the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week, playing a key role in the Sabres weekend sweep. Strainis stopped 50 total shots in the series, posting a .962 save percentage and a 1.00 goals-against average as Marian swept the two huge contests against Northland. She stopped 29 shots in the opener, allowing only one power play goal, before a 21-save performance in the finale. The sweep puts the Sabres in the sixth spot for the NCHA Slaats Cup Playoffs heading into the final weekend of the regular season, allowing the team to control its own destiny for the postseason.

The full release from the NCHA can be found at http://www.nchahockey.org/sports/wice/2017-18/releases/WWR_FEB13_1718.

Marian currently controls their own destiny for an NCHA Slaats Cup berth heading into the final regular season weekend of the season.  The Sabres will host No. 4/7 Adrian February 16-17 with the puck dropping at 2 p.m. for both games.

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