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Blayre Turnbull, Ann-Renée Desbiens receive WCHA Player of the Week honors

Turnbull's historic performance earned her second Offensive Player of the Week honors this season.

Wisconsin's Blayre Turnbull takes a shot against Minnesota State-Mankato.
Wisconsin's Blayre Turnbull takes a shot against Minnesota State-Mankato.
Nicole Haase

Wisconsin senior Blayre Turnbull had four points last weekend at Minnesota State-Mankato, including two third-period, short-handed goals in Friday's 5-1 win. That performance earned her co-Offensive Player of the Week honors.

She is just the second Badger to ever have two short-handed goals in one game and is the first to ever have two in one period. She now leads the country with five shorties, also a school record.

She assisted on the game-winning goal on Friday night and capped the weekend with an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win.

Freshman Ann-Renée Desbiens started Saturday's game and stopped 27-of-28 shots, earning her Rookie of the Week honors. The win helped solidify her win of the WCHA goalie crown with a .097 GAA in league games.

It is the third time Desbiens has been honored by the WCHA this season. Desbiens had high expectations to meet, as she was thrust into the starting role when starter Alex Rigsby was injured and missed 10 games. She leads the nation in goal-against average at 1.06 and ranks second with a save percentage at .917. She sits at 11-1-0 on the season.

Wisconsin heads into the post-season on Friday and Saturday, hosting Mankato for a best-of-three series at LaBahn Arena. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for kids, students and seniors, and are available through the UW Athletic Department.