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Utah native, Regulators grad Brickley grabs second weekly WCHA defensive award

 

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A trio of underclassmen who helped their teams to important league sweeps highlight the men’s WCHA Players of the Week for games of Feb. 17-18, 2017.

The honorees include Minnesota State sophomore defensemen Daniel Brickley (Defensive Player of the Week).

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WCHA Defensive Player of the Week
Daniel Brickley, So., D, Minnesota State (Sandy, Utah)

Brickley was one of the top two-way players in the league last weekend, posting a goal, two assists, five blocked shots and a plus-2 rating as Minnesota State cemented home ice for the quarterfinal round of the WCHA Playoffs with a sweep of visiting Northern Michigan.

The sophomore from Sandy, Utah, tied for the scoring lead among WCHA defensemen with his three points, while his blocks total tied for second.

Brickley tallied three shots on goal and two blocks in Friday’s 5-3 victory, while he recorded all three points – including an assist on the game-winning goal – as the Mavericks completed the sweep with a 7-4 triumph Saturday.

This is Brickley’s second WCHA weekly award of the 2016-17 season and of his career.

In his youth days back home, Brickley played for the Utah Regulators.

Photo/Minnesota State Athletics