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Utah native, Regulators grad Brickley nabs weekly WCHA defensive award

 

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Utah native and former Utah Regulators standout Daniel Brickley has been named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 29.

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Brickley was a factor on both ends of the ice, tallying a goal and an assist, and tying for the NCAA lead with nine blocked shots, as Minnesota State earned five points against visiting Lake Superior State last weekend.

The sophomore defenseman from Sandy set a career high with six blocks in the Mavericks’ 4-2, series-opening win Friday. While he also recorded three blocks Saturday, Brickley had a hand in both Minnesota State goals as the Mavs rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit to earn a 2-2 tie (and eventual extra point in the 3-on-3 overtime). He picked up the primary assist on MSU’s first goal and then tied the contest with his own marker with 9:42 remaining.

Brickley, who is the top-scoring blueliner in the WCHA (tied for eighth nationally) with 22 points, finished the weekend with four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating.

This is Brickley’s first career WCHA weekly award.

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