MIAC Athletes of the Week
Week of Feb. 2-8
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Conference has selected Hamline University’s Charlie Adams and Gustavus Adolphus University’s Erica Power as its Men’s and Women’s Hockey Athletes-of-the-Week. Details on the selections from the MIAC release are below:
MIAC Men’s Hockey Athlete-of-the-Week
Charlie Adams, Hamline
Mahtomedi, Minn. / Mahtomedi
The Hamline men’s hockey team got a thrilling win over Saint John’s Friday and a split of the series to stay in contention for one of the five spots in the MIAC Playoffs. Pipers’ junior forward Charlie Adams (Mahtomedi, Minn.) was a big reason for Friday’s win, as he scored four of the team’s six goals – including the game-winner – to lead his team to victory. For his performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Adams Monday with his second MIAC Men’s Hockey Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2014-15 season.
Adams’ four goals in a single game are the most by a Hamline player in recent memory, and his team needed every last one of them in Friday’s remarkable 6-5 road victory. Adams started the scoring with his first goal 6:07 into the game and scored again in the second period to give his team a 3-2 lead. He then scored both of Hamline’s third-period goals – one at 13:44 to give his team a 5-3 lead, then, after SJU tied it up, he scored again with just 2:18 left to give Hamline the win. This season, Adams has 12 goals to rank third in the MIAC and his 20 points give him the eighth-best total in the league. He’s scored 11 goals in conference play, which lead the league, and his 16 points in MIAC play ranks second in the conference.
MIAC Women’s Hockey Athlete-of-the-Week
Erica Power, Gustavus
Lakeville, Minn. / Apple Valley
Gustavus forward Erica Power (Lakeville, Minn./Apple Valley) certainly had a clutch weekend to help her team secure a sweep of St. Catherine and remain atop the MIAC standings. The first-year standout came through when her team needed it most, as she scored the game-winning goal in both of the Gusties’ wins over the Wildcats. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Power Monday with the MIAC Women’s Hockey Athlete-of-the-Week award.
Power started her big weekend by delivering the game-winner in Friday’s 4-1 road win over SCU. Gustavus had just tied things up 1-1 when she struck with the go-ahead goal just 38 seconds later to dramatically shift the momentum and help give her team the win. A day later, her game-winner in front of the home crowd was even more dramatic, as she scored the game’s only goal with just two minutes remaining in the final period to lift her team to a 1-0 win and the sweep. This season, Power ranks seventh in the MIAC in goals (eight), second in assists (13) and fourth in points (21) and she shares the league lead with three game-winning goals. Her 21 points lead all MIAC first-year players.