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After big weekend, MTU’s Bliss named WCHA Forward of the Week

Sophomore scores three goals as Tech sweeps Lakers

Michigan Tech’s Trenton Bliss chases the puck against Alaska on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Houghton, Mich. (David Archambeau/The Daily Mining Gazette)

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech’s Trenton Bliss was named the WCHA Forward of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Bliss led the nation with two game-winning goals on the weekend. He scored three goals to help the Huskies sweep Lake Superior State.

Bliss, an Appleton, Wisconsin, sophomore, led the WCHA with three goals and two power-play goals over the weekend. He scored the second and third goals in Friday’s 4-2 win at LSSU and also on the power play in the second period Saturday in a 2-1 win.

Bliss leads the Huskies with five goals and is tied for the team lead with seven points. He is tied for the WCHA lead and ranks second in the nation in game-winning goals with three after he scored the first tally in a 7-0 win at Robert Morris on October 6. He has 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 45 career games with 11 of those points coming on the power play.

This is the second WCHA weekly honor of Bliss’ career. He earned Rookie of the Week honors last season after scoring two goals and an assist against Northern Michigan.

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Tech (5-6, 3-5 WCHA) hosts No. 19 Northern Michigan at 7:07 p.m. Friday and plays at NMU at 6:07 p.m. Saturday. Both games can be heard on Mix 93 WKMJ and watched locally on FOX-UP.

Ferris State’s Joe Rutkowski was named the WCHA Defenseman of the Week after notching a couple assists in a split against Bemidji State.

Bowling Green’s Eric Dop was named the WCHA Goalie of the Week in helping the Falcons sweep Alaska Anchorage.

Ferris State freshman defenseman Jake Willets was named the WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring his first goal.

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