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Vichorek honored by WCHA

Bemidji State senior defenseman Montana Vichorek was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week by the league on Wednesday.

Bemidji State senior defenseman Montana Vichorek was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week by the league on Wednesday.

She played a part in a BSU record five power-play goals (1 goal, 4 assists) in a 6-1 victory over St. Cloud State last Saturday.

The weekly award is the second of Vichorek's career. She was selected WCHA Rookie of the Week 2009.

Vichorek's output of one goal and four assists was good for second all-time for most points in a single time in the BSU record books. It was one point shy of Vichorek's career-best six points tallied Oct. 21 against St. Cloud State at the Sanford Center.

Vichorek joins Erika Wheelhouse and Zuzana Tomcikova as players to be selected WCHA Defensive Player of the Week this season. Rachael Kelly (Nov. 2, Jan. 11) has also been recognized by the conference office this season as WCHA Rookie of the Week.

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The seven conference honors ties a school record for weekly honors set during the 2006-07 season.

Vichorek has had a record-setting senior season for the Beavers as she is now the all-time leader for assists by a defenseman at BSU (59). Vichorek has also set the Bemidji State record for most assists in a season (23), most assists by a defenseman in a season (23) and points by a defenseman in a season (31).

Bemidji State opens the WCHA Playoffs this weekend against North Dakota in Grand Forks. The best-of-three series will be played at Ralph Engelstad Arena on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) at 2:37 p.m.

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