University of Wisconsin defenseman Jake McCabe, whose first two collegiate goals both proved to be game-winners as the Badgers skated to a two-game non-conference sweep over RIT last weekend, has been named the Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week for Jan. 10.
A 6-1, 200-pound freshman from Eau Claire, Wis., McCabe's two timely goals both came in the third period as Wisconsin recorded 6-2 and 2-1 victories over RIT on Jan. 6-7 at the Kohl Center in Madison. Last Friday, McCabe scored his first game-winner on the power-play, just :17 seconds into the third period, as the Badgers won 6-3.
Then last Saturday, McCabe again scored the deciding goal, breaking a 1-1 tie at 3:20 of the third period with his second power-play goal in as many games as Wisconsin claimed a 2-1 triumph. In addition to his two game-winners, McCabe also had four shots on goal in the series.
A draft eligible rookie, McCabe now has two goals and three points in nine games played. He skated the first five games of the season for the Badgers before missing the next 11 due to an injury.
Also nominated: Ty Loney, F, DU; Mark MacMillan, F, UND.
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