Red Baron® WCHA Offensive Player of the Week
Mark Zengerle - Sophomore, Forward
University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin centerman Mark Zengerle, who factored in on all five of his team's goals in a two-game conference road split at first place Minnesota last weekend, has been named the Red Baron® WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for March 6.
A 5-11, 180-pound sophomore from Rochester, N.Y., Zengerle produced four points – including an assist on teammate Ryan Little's second period game-winner – last Friday (March 2) to lead the visiting Badgers to a 4-1 victory over the Golden Gophers at Mariucci Arena.
Named the game's first star, Zengerle set up Wisconsin's first three goals of the contest and then scored one of his own at 15:43 of period two. His goal was a highlight-reel end-to-end power-play goal that involved a move through a UM defenseman.
He finished +2. Then on Saturday (March 3), Zengerle had an assist on UW's goal that put them up 1-0 in the second period – a lead they held until a shorthanded goal at 4:47 of the third period knotted the score in an eventual 2-1 setback.
Zengerle, in the midst of a five-game scoring streak, shares the national lead with 37 assists and a 1.09 assists-per-game average, while ranking fourth in the nation with 49 points and a 1.44 points-per-game average.
Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week
Joel Rumpel - Freshman, Goaltender
University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel, who stopped 56 of 59 shots on goal for a .949 save percentage and posted four shutout periods to help the Badgers to a road split at first place Minnesota last weekend, is the Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week for March 6.
A 6-3, 180-pound freshman from Swift Current, Sask., Rumpel came within 1:02 of a shutout last Friday (March 2) while stopping 26 of 27 shots in UW's 4-1 victory. Then Saturday, Rumpel turned aside 31 of 33 shots, including all 15 he faced in the first period in a 2-1 defeat.
Two of Minnesota's three goals in the series came on special teams, with one shorthanded and one on the power-play. Rumpel is now 11-10-2 on the season with a 2.59 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.
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