Such is the case for Michigan Tech as BCHL alums Jake Lucchini and Angus Redmond were named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) offensive player of the week and rookie of the week respectively.
Lucchini and Redmond’s efforts helped the Huskies to a sweep of Bowling Green on the road by scores of 3- 1 and 2-1.
In both games, Lucchini broke a third-period tie and came through with the game-winning goal. In the Friday game, the Trail, B.C. native first assisted on the tying goal in the second period and then potted the decisive tally with his team shorthanded in the third. In Saturday’s series finale, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward again scored the winner in the third and now has five game-winning goals on the season.
With the Trail Smoke Eaters over three seasons, Lucchini recorded 48 goals and 69 assists for 117 points in 168 games. He was named a BCHL 2nd-Team All-Star in 2015 after and 83-point season.
Redmond was in net for both victories and improved his record on the season to 11-2-1. For the weekend he stopped 47 of 49 shots for a .959 save percentage. On the season, the Langley, B.C. product has now fashioned a 1.40 goals-against average which is the best in NCAA hockey. This is the third time Redmond has earned a WCHA weekly award.
In the BCHL, Redmond played three seasons with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and part of a fourth, compiling a record of 59-61-7 to go along with a 2.94 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and eight career shutouts.