Wilcox WCHA Rookie of the Week

GopherDigest.com
Posted Jan 4, 2013


MADISON, Wis. – University of Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox, who keyed a stellar defensive effort in wins over Air Force and Boston College that helped the Golden Gophers capture the Mariucci Classic championship and earned him tournament MVP honors last weekend, has been named the Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week for January 3.

He also earned the weekly award on Nov. 13 for his efforts at Alaska Anchorage.

A 6-0, 186-pound freshman from South St. Paul, Minn., Wilcox stopped 50 of 51 shots on goal for a .980 save percentage, posted five shutout periods, and held his the Falcons and Eagles to a combined 1-of-7 on the power-play as he backstopped the Golden Gophers to their first Mariucci Classic title since 2008-09.

After turning aside all 18 shots in a 4-0 shutout (his third of the season) over Air Force last Saturday (Dec. 29), Wilcox came back with a career-high 32 saves in Minnesota’s 8-1 triumph over Boston College, earning him Mariucci Classic MVP and all-tournament team accolades.

A draftee of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, Wilcox sports a 12-2-3 record in nets this season, with a 1.63 goals-against average and .927 save percentage over 1,064:23 of action.



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