Feb. 13, 2013
The University of Minnesota raked in two more WCHA Player of the Week honors on Wednesday as Megan Bozek and Maryanne Menefee were tagged with league accolades for helping the Golden Gophers sweep Ohio State on the road.
Bozek was named Defensive Player of the Week for having a three-point weekend (2g-1a) and becoming the school record holder in goals by a defenseman. In Friday’s 5-2 win over the Buckeyes, the senior notched her first career shorthanded goal and also tallied an assist. The team’s co-captain recorded her 42nd career goal in the first period of Saturday’s 5-3 win over OSU to become the Minnesota record holder for career goals by a defenseman. She broke former Gopher Winny Brodt’s record of 41. Bozek had a total of 14 shots on goal over the weekend and recorded a plus/minus ratio of +3.
This is the fourth WCHA honor that Bozek has garnered in her career. She also received Defensive Player of the Week honors earlier this season on Nov. 20.
Menefee posted three points (1g-2a) in the Gophers’ road sweep of Ohio State. The freshman collected all of her points on Saturday afternoon beginning with a game-tying goal in the second period. The winger then assisted Amanda Kessel on a pair of goals to help Minnesota win, 5-3. Menefee led the team with a plus/minus ratio of +5 for the weekend.
This is the freshman’s second WCHA accolade with her prior honor coming on Oct. 10.
Bozek, Menefee and the Gophers closeout their 2012-13 home schedule this weekend against Bemidji State. Friday’s game begins at 7 p.m., and it is Fan Appreciation Night. Fans can purchase $4 tickets in advance through MyGopherSports.com with the promo code “GOPHERFANS”. Saturday’s game begins at 4 p.m., and before the start of the game, the six Gopher seniors will be honored.
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