Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Zengerle named WCHA Freshman of the week

Red Baron® WCHA
Rookie of the Week

Mark Zengerle - Fr., F
University of Wisconsin

Press Release from WCHA.com

photoUniversity of Wisconsin winger Mark Zengerle, who led all first-year players with six scoring points last weekend as the Badgers took three points from host Minnesota, has been named the Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week for Nov. 9, 2010. He was the No. 1 star on Nov. 5 and the No. 2 star on Nov. 6.

A 5-11, 178-pound freshman from Rochester, N.Y., Zengerle posted his four and fifth multiple-point games of the season with a pair of three-point outings to help the visiting Badgers to a 6-0 victory and 3-3 (ot) tie over the Golden Gophers. Zengerle, who shares the WCHA lead with 16 points, scored a power-play goal and had two assists in the shutout win last Friday. Then on Saturday, Zengerle had a hand in each UW goal in a 3-3 come-from-behind tie, posted two assists on the power-play and a primary assist on the game-tying goal with under 3:00 remaining.

In addition to sharing the WCHA lead in scoring, the undrafted free agent also leads the league with 13 assists and 11 power-play points in all games. He has points in eight of 10 games, including his first six.

Also nominated: Sam Rendle, D, BSU; Jaden Schwartz, F, CC; Jason Zucker, F, DU; Johnnie Searfoss, F, UNO; Brock Nelson, F, UND.

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