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WCHA Players of the Week: Kevin Dufour, Mathias Dahlstrom and Austin Vieth Honored

The WCHA announced their players of the week for the weekend of October 17th-18th.

Taking home offensive player of the week was Bowling Green's Kevin Dufour. He scored three goals in a sweep of Alabama-Huntsville last weekend, giving him a nation-leading six goals on the season.

It's hard to argue with Northern Michigan's Mathias Dahlstrom earning defensive player of the week honors, even accounting for his competition. He only allowed one goal on the weekend as the Wildcats swept Wisconsin in Green Bay.

Rookie of the week honors went to Alaska-Fairbanks freshman Austin Vieth, who had both third period goals in a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Penn State late Saturday night.

Here's the full release from the WCHA:

WCHA Offensive Player of the Week
Kevin Dufour, So., F, Bowling Green
Dufour, a sophomore from Québec City, Québec, tallied a team-high three goals to help Bowling Green to a WCHA road sweep at Alabama Huntsville. The left-handed winger found the back of the net on half of his six shots on goal as the Falcons captured four points in the league standings. Dufour, who has lit the lamp at least once in all four games this season, has an NCAA Division I-leading six goals overall.

Also nominated: Stephen Perfetto, Sr., F, Lake Superior State; Matt Robertson, Jr., F, Ferris State

WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
Mathias Dahlström, So., G, Northern Michigan
Dahlström allowed just one goal in 43 shots faced (.977 save percentage), while leading Northern Michigan to a season-opening sweep of then-No. 18 Wisconsin at the Resch Center in Green Bay. The sophomore from Smedjebacken, Sweden recorded 18 saves in a 2-0 blanking Friday night, his fourth career shutout. Dahlström tallied 24 saves on Saturday and helped NMU kill off all seven Wisconsin power plays en route to a 4-1 victory.

Also nominated: Sean Cahill, Sr., G, Alaska; Kyle Chatham, Fr., D, Lake Superior State; CJ Motte, Sr., G, Ferris State; Chase Van Allen, So., D, Alaska Anchorage

WCHA Rookie of the Week
Austin Vieth, F, Alaska

Vieth, a freshman from Marinette, Wis., scored three goals, collected an assist and was named the tournament’s MVP as he led the Nanooks to a third-straight Brice Alaska Goal Rush title. The rookie forward buried his only shot in Alaska’s 4-3 win over Air Force, before scoring both the game-tying and game-winning goals in the third period Saturday night against Penn State. Vieth’s three goals came on just four shots total, while he finished the weekend with a +2 rating.

Also nominated: Brandon Hawkins, F, Bowling Green