KENYON'S FOUR GOALS NETS WCHA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association had a number of impressive offensive performances over the past weekend, and Jamie Kenyon's four-goal series against St. Cloud State University is now officially one of them.
The University of Minnesota Duluth junior forward was named the WCHA's Co-Offensive Player of the Week along with the University of Minnesota's Amanda Kessel Tuesday, the first time Kenyon has earned the honor in her career (she was named the WCHA's Rookie of the Week back on Feb. 9, 2011).
Kenyon scored four goals against the Huskies to help UMD sweep SCSU at AMSOIL Arena over the weekend. The native of Sparta ,Wisc. netted the first goal of the series 3:05 into the first period Saturday afternoon. Kenyon then iced the game with three seconds remaining and the SCSU goaltender pulled by burying the puck from beyond the Huskies blueline to seal the 3-1 win for UMD. She was +1 in the skate and had eight shots overall.
Sunday afternoon, both of Kenyon's goals came in the third period, with the first at mere 39 seconds into play. Kenyon one-time a rebound of the goalie for her third goal of the weekend, and then scored her fourth on another rebound 8:02 into the stanza. Kenyon was +3 Sunday and scored two goals on just four shots. Overall, Kenyon was +4 with 12 shots and four tallies in the series.
Kenyon now has 13 points, including a UMD-high eight goals for the Bulldogs, tying her previous career-best of 13 (6g, 5) set her freshmen year. She missed 14 games last season due to injury.
UMD host Bemidji State this weekend at AMSOIL on Friday and Saturday night at 7:07 pm.
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