BLOOMINGTON, MINN. - Tomi Hiekkavirta of Alaska Anchorage was named the WCHA Defenseman of the Week the league announced Monday.
Hiekkavirta capped a solid individual first weekend with the tie-breaking, game-winning goal with 9:18 remaining Sunday, capping Alaska Anchorage’s third-period comeback in a 4-3 victory over Colorado College. The junior from Helsinki, Finland also assisted on the Seawolves’ second goal, helping new head coach Matt Curley to his first NCAA Division I victory. Hiekkavirta, who posted a +2 rating despite Saturday’s eight-goal loss, finished with three points (1g-2a) to lead WCHA defenseman and tie for second nationally. This is Hiekkavirta’s first career WCHA weekly award.
Alaska Anchorage will play at Ferris State on Oct. 26-27.