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Mark Bedics | January 26, 2016

NCAA Hockey: St. Cloud State's Joey Benik tops Stars of the Week

Let's take a look at three of the most impressive performers in NCAA hockey from the past week.

1 - Joey Benik, St. Cloud State

The senior forward had a big weekend, leading the Huskies to a sweep of Western Michigan in National Collegiate Hockey Conference action. On Friday in an 8-2 victory, Benik registered five points on a goal and four assists. The Andover, Minn. native followed that up with a goal and an assist in a 7-3 win against the Broncos on Saturday. For the weekend, he finished with seven points on two goals and five assists to go along with four shots on goal and a +5 rating. For the season he has a team-high 15 goals in addition to 14 assists.

2 – Andrew Gladiuk, Bentley

The White Rock, British Columbia native put together two big offensive performances for the Falcons against American International in Atlantic Hockey play. He had a hat trick and two assists in Friday’s 6-1 victory over the Yellow Jackets. He followed that up with a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 5-5 tie. The senior forward finished with seven points on four goals and three assists in addition to 12 shots on goal and a +5 rating on the weekend. For the season, he now has compiled 27 points on 11 goals and 16 assists.

3 – Ahti Oksanen, Boston U.

The senior forward from Kirkkonummi, Finland led the Terriers to a Hockey East sweep of Maine last weekend. In the Friday night 5-2 victory at Maine, Oksanen scored four points on two goals and two assists. On Saturday he added two assists in the 6-1 home victory. On the weekend, he totaled six points on two goals and four assists to go along with nine shots on goal and a +6 rating.  He is second on the team in scoring with 27 points on 13 goals and 14 assists.

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