Tuesday, October 23, 2007

WCHA ROTW: Winston Daychief

Congratulations to Winston Daychief. The WCHA announced it's weekly award winners today. Winston's 2 goal, 1 assist weekend versus rival UAF earned him the Red Baron WCHA Rookie of the Week award. Winston's performance was certainly worthy of the award. Perhaps most interesting about this week's WCHA awards though is the fact that all three winners are rookies. Wisconsin freshman Kyle Turris picked up the OPOW and Colorado College freshman goalie Richard Bachman picked up the DPOW.

Winston's second goal of the night against the Nanooks was the game winner. His earlier goal could have been the game winner but UAF scratched their way back into the game. His single assist Friday night was on the game winning goal. Those three facs have a nice timely relationship in my eyes. Winston is showing he is "there" when it counts. Winston is currently tied for 4th in scoring (3g-2a) among WCHA rookies. It was the second week in a row that I had to consider how best to get to a position in the Arena to make sure my hat made it to the nice if necessary. If the Seawolves keep scoring the scoring at the current level I might get to deliver to the ice this coming weekend. If so, I've got my route preplanned. This is the second WCHA award recognition of the season for a UAA player.

UPDATE: Glen Coulson from the UAA School of Jouralism and Public Communications emailed me with the rundown of this week's UAA Coaches Show. It airs tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 8pm on GCI Channel One. The first segment of the show this week will be a review of both games vs. UAF as well with enhanced highlights (zoom and slow motion) and of course Coach Shyiaks commentary. The segment ends with a highlight reel of some of the big hits from the series ( cool ). In the middle segment Coach Shyiak and David Tuttle preview the series this weekend with Mankato. The 3rd segment this week welcomes Blair Tassone for an interview. Thanks to Glen for the update and to all his staff which put this excellent show together with what I understand is an all-volunteer effort! Great work guys!


Anonymous said...

Will Winston really want a trucker hat with a stainless steel cutout of a naked woman on it?

Donald Dunlop said...


It a well worn (primarily to UAA Hockey games Seawolf fitted cap. I'm not really a hat wearing guy since I prefer that all the skin on my head get as much sun as possible. That way it lessens the chance it will blind others.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Winston. I thought there was a good chance that either he or Parkinson would get the honors.

Looking good!

Kris said...

I was actually surprised, I had seen the numbers Turris had put up this weekend and counted them out, but apparently he can't win both. Good job Winston

Anonymous said...

I hope he doesn't get married in a few years and beat up his wife and head-butt her and fracture the bones in her face and lie about it and get off after robbing all her accounts and stealing her money to pay off HIS student loans and HIS truck.......etc....etc!!!!!!

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