Dahlquist Tabbed WCHA Forward of the Week

By Aubrey Nelson on October 30, 2018 at 6:51 pm
Boom! Wrecking Dahl!

Today the women’s hockey Buckeyes celebrate a third straight conference player of the week honoree. The WCHA recognized the superb effort of senior forward Charly Dahlquist in Ohio State’s series split at No. 10 St. Lawrence. It is the first ever conference laurel for the Eden Prairie, Minnesota native.

Women's Hockey Week Awards and Accolades
Andrea Braendli, Fr. G No. 3 WCHA Rookie of the Week
Andrea Braendli, Fr. G No. 4 WCHA Goalie of the Week
Charly Dahlquist, Sr. F No. 5 WCHA Forward of the Week

Dahlquist was a huge force in the Bucks’ victory over the Saints last Saturday. She factored in four of the team’s six goals, scoring two and assisting on two others. Her first strike turned out to be the game winner. She also killed it on the draw all weekend, winning 28 total faceoffs in the series.

The wrecking Dahl is on a point-per-game pace so far this season. She has four goals and six assists through 10 games. Her four-point outing at St. Lawrence was a new career-high.

Two other Buckeyes earned honorable mentions for weekly honors. Jincy Dunne (Defender of the Week) got a look for a nifty goal, two assists, and a +5 series rating. Andrea Braendli (Goalie and Rookie of the Week) also turned a few heads with 61 total saves, including 42 in Saturday’s win. She allowed only one even-strength goal against in the series. 

No. 4 Ohio State (7-3-0, 3-1-0-0 WCHA) is home this week for a conference matchup with St. Cloud State. The Huskies (4-6-0, 2-4-0-0 WCHA) could trouble the Buckeyes. They recently knocked off No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth. The series opens at 6pm ET on Friday at the OSU Ice Rink and continues on Saturday at 3pm ET.

Poll Watch: WCHA Women

The Bucks stand pat at No. 4 in both national polls this week. Wisconsin holds the No. 1 spot. Minnesota slides up to No. 2 after last week’s big split with the Badgers. The WCHA’s only loser is Duluth which drops down to No. 7.

Poll Watch: Big Ten Men

The B1G keeps six of its teams inside the top 16 this week, but the conference has lost its grip on the top-5. After being swept by new No. 1 Duluth, Notre Dame falls to No. 5. Penn State is the only gainer in the conference, climbing to No. 6. Then it’s Ohio State at No. 7/9, Minnesota at No. 10/8, Michigan at No. 12/13, and Wisconsin at No. 16.

If you want to rocket up the rankings apparently you just need to play Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ previous opponents are all ranked or receiving votes in the national polls. Bowling Green, No. 15 going into its series against OSU, is now No. 9/10. Massachusetts, unranked when the Minutemen faced the Bucks, is currently No. 11. Even Arizona State is receiving enough votes for the Sun Devils, if the polls extended that far, to be ranked No. 25.    

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