College hockey players of the week: Minn. Duluth's Riley Tufte leads Three Stars
1 – Riley Tufte, Minnesota Duluth
The freshman forward entered last weekend’s series with North Dakota having scored only one goal and one assist in the first 18 games he had played this season. However, he caught fire against the Fighting Hawks, scoring two goals in Friday night’s 5-3 victory and then adding a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-0 win in the series finale. The Blaine, Minnesota native finished the series with four points on three goals and an assist in addition to seven shots on goal and a +4 rating.
2 – Mason Jobst, Ohio State
The Speedway, Indiana native helped lead the Buckeyes to a tie and win against No. 1 ranked Penn State last weekend. On Friday night in a 3-3 tie, the sophomore forward scored two goals, including the game-tying goal in the third period. In Saturday’s 6-3 upset of the Nittany Lions, he had a goal and an assist on the game-winner. For the weekend, he finished with four points, three goals, an assist, eight shots on goal and a +1 rating. He now has 28 points on 10 goals and 18 assists for the season.
3 - Jackson Dudley, American International
The junior forward led the Yellow Jackets to an Atlantic Hockey series sweep of Niagara. In Friday’s 7-3 victory, he had three assists, including one on the game-winner. In Saturday’s 7-2 win against the Purple Eagles, the Edmonton, Alberta native scored three points on two goals and an assist. For the weekend he finished with six points on two goals and four assists to go long with three shots on goal and a +2 rating. He now has nine points on two goals and seven assists in 15 games this season.