November 28, 2022

WCHA Awards Weekly Titles to Kirk, Jaques


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following the Buckeyes’ top-10 matchup against Colgate last week at the OSU Ice Rink, senior goaltender Raygan Kirk and graduate defenseman Sophie Jaques have earned Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) player of the week awards. Kirk’s Goaltender of the Week nod is her first of her career while Jaques’ Defender of the Week title is her fifth this season.

Kirk earned the start in game two against Colgate, helping the Buckeyes to a 6-2 win over the Raiders. She posted a season-high 30 saves in the game to earn her fourth victory of the season between the pipes for Ohio State. Her 30 saves are also a single-game record for her Buckeye career. The Ste. Anne, Manitoba native finished the game with a .938 save percentage.

Jaques recorded three points for the Buckeyes in the series against Colgate, scoring two goals in the game two win over the Raiders and adding an assist in game one. Wednesday’s win marked her fifth multi-goal game of the season. The Toronto native tallied one of Ohio State’s four power play goals in the 6-2 win over Colgate and now leads the country, as a defenseman, with 15 goals and seven power play goals on the year. She blocked three shots and helped the Ohio State penalty kill finish 7-for-8 against the Raiders. Overall, she finished the series +4.

Ohio State plays the rest of its 2022 schedule on the road, starting this weekend with a trip to Duluth, Minn. The team meets Minnesota Duluth on Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. ET at Amsoil Arena. Friday’s game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network and Saturday’s matchup will be streamed on B1G+ (subscription required).