In its final month of regular season play, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) today presented the honourees of the Player of the Month awards for February. In a testament to the strong finish to the season, two Lakers are among the recipients: Will Riedell and Louis Boudon.
Riedell, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, posted the best month, scoring-wise, of his collegiate career. The junior blueliner had 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points. The 9 points were tied with Michigan Tech’s Colin Swoyer for the league lead in points among defencemen. In addition, Riedell captured his first Player of the Week award in early February, following a series against the Huskies in Houghton. The junior has 16 points on the season, a career best and most among Laker defenceman. Riedell finished ahead of Bowling Green senior Alec Rauhauser and Michigan Tech’s Swoyer for the award
A day after receiving his second Rookie of the Week award, Boudon was honoured as Rookie of the Month. The forward from Grenoble, France, had 8 points this past month (2 goals, 6 assists), including 1 goal and 3 assists this past weekend in Big Rapids against Ferris State. Coincidentally, Boudon’s earlier Rookie of the Week award came against the Bulldogs following their trip to Sault Ste. Marie. Boudon’s 26 points (6G, 20A) are 2nd best for Lake Superior, trailing senior Max Humitz. In claiming the award, he beat out Bemidji State defenceman Elias Rosén, and Zack Rose, goaltender for Bowling Green.
In addition, Lake Superior’s Ashton Calder was nominated for Forward of the Month, but the award was claimed by Alaska’s Steven Jandric. Minnesota State netminder Dryden McKay took home Goaltender of the Month.