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Mark Bedics | | November 7, 2017

WMU's Allison's game winning performance to upset Denver leads Three Stars

Wade Allison scored the game-winning goal in Western Michigan's huge upset of previously unbeaten Denver.

Scoring a hat trick against the No. 1 team in the nation is one way to ensure inclusion among the NCAA Hockey Stars of the week. Another way is to shut out the opposition in one game and allow only one goal in the other. See who led the way in NCAA Hockey this past week.

1.) Wade Allison, Western Michigan

The Myrtle, Manitoba native led the Broncos to a sweep of No. 1 Denver in NCHC action. In Friday night’s 6-5 victory, the sophomore forward scored a goal and then added an assist on the game-winner. In Saturday’s 7-4 upset, he registered a hat trick. He finished the weekend with five points on four goals and an assists to go along with six shots on goal and a +2 rating. On the season he has 14 points on six goals and eight assists.

2.) Colton Point, Colgate

The sophomore netminder had a stellar weekend in net for the Raiders. On Friday in a scoreless tie at Princeton he made 43 saves for his second career shutout. On Saturday, the North Bay, Ontario native made 33 saves in a 4-1 win against Quinnipiac. Point totaled a .987 save percentage in addition to a 0.48 goals-against average in the two games. On the season, he is the nation’s leader in both save percentage (.965) and goals-against average (1.08) while compiling an unbeaten record in the net (4-0-4).


3.) Eric Schierhorn, Minnesota

The junior goalie from Anchorage, Alaska paced the Golden Gophers to a Big Ten sweep of Michigan State. He allowed only one goal on 26 shots in a 3-1 win against the Spartans on Friday. On Saturday, he posted his 10th career shutout and 50th career win in a 4-0 victory. Schierhorn finished the weekend with a .979 save percentage and a 0.50 goals-against average. For the year, he has a .933 save percentage and a 1.80 goals-against average.

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