Gophers Zumwinkle & Robson Earn Conference Honors 03 Jan 18

WOMEN’S HOCKEY
MINNEAPOLIS – Freshman forward Grace Zumwinkle has earned her first WCHA Player of the Month award, Powered by GoodWood Hockey, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) announced Wednesday. Zumwinkle is the league’s Offensive Player of the Month honoree for December 2017.

Zumwinkle led all WCHA players with eight points, 2.00 points per game, four goals, 1.00 points per game, 1.00 assists per game, and one game-winning goal in four games during the month of December. Nationally, Zumwinkle’s eight points were tied for fourth among all players and tied for the lead among all NCAA rookies.

The Excelsior, Minn., native helped Minnesota to a 2-1-1-0 record in four conference games last month. Zumwinkle had a four-game point streak in December, including three multi-point games with at least one goal in each game.

MEN’S HOCKEY
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota sophomore goaltender Mat Robson has been named Big Ten Third Star of the Week after picking up his first collegiate win on Saturday.

Robson stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced on Saturday as the Gophers beat Army West Point 4-1 for a nonconference series sweep over the Black Knights.Robson (1-1-0) has allowed only three goals on 50 shots in just under 120 minutes of play, for a goals-against average of 1.51 and a .940 save percentage.