Senior Braden Hellems Tabbed NCHA Men's Defensive Player of the Week

Senior Braden Hellems is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week for Feb. 5, 2019. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Senior Braden Hellems is the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week for Feb. 5, 2019. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

NCHA Men's Weekly Release

DULUTH, Minn.--Senior blueliner Braden Hellems (St. Thomas, Ontario / Trenton Golden Hawks, OJHL) makes his Northern Collegiate Hockey Association debut as the NCHA Defensive Player of the Week, for the period ending Sunday and as announced by the league office. 

Hellems scored two power play goals, including the game-winning goal, against Lake Forest on Friday (6-3) and added another goal and an assist on the game-winning goal on Saturday against Aurora (3-1). He also ended the weekend with nine shots on goal and a plus-2.

On the season, the criminal justice major has a career-best eight goals and is one point shy of tying his personal best of 21, set as a 2018 junior. He leads the Bulldogs with six power play goals, which is second in the NCHA and tied for 11th in NCAA Division III.

Nationally ninth-ranked Adrian concludes the regular season on the road this weekend at Concordia-Wisconsin on Friday (7 p.m. EST) and Milwaukee School of Engineering on Saturday (6 p.m. EST).

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