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October Players of the Month

For their efforts in helping their teams, the Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association (CCWHA) Division-2 Players of the Month for October 2016 are: Northern Michigan forward Allison Carlson (Forward of the Month), Michigan State defenseman Shelby Gregoire (Defenseman of the Month) and Northern Michigan goaltender Devin Christian (Goalie of the Month).


Allison Carlson, F

Negaunee, MI

Carlson grabbed at least one goal in every game during the month of October for Northern Michigan. The sophomore tallied a hat trick and an assist in the 7-4 win over Lakehead University, while also registering a single goal in the 3-2 second win to complete the sweep of Lakehead. Carlson grabbed 11 points (9g, 2a) in the sweep of Iowa State for a month total of 16 points in four games. Carlson currently leads the CCWHA stat columns in five different categories : goals per game (3.00), assists per game (2.00), points per game (5.00), total goals (6) and total points during CCWHA games with 10.


Shelby Gregoire, D

Escanaba, MI

Gregoire, a fresh defenseman this season, tallied six points (1g, 5a) in the five games played during October. Gregoire helped the Spartans to a sweep of Central Michigan with four points (1g, 3a) in the first win, 12-1, and two assists in the 6-3 second victory. The Spartan junior leads the CCWHA in total assists, with five, while averaging 1.25 assists per game and 1.50 points per CCWHA game.


Devin Christian, G

Gwinn, MI

Christian, a freshman for the Northern Wildcats, sits at 5-1 so far this season, while also leading the CCWHA in goals against average (.50). Christian has allowed just 19 goals against, with one shutout and a .812 save percentage facing opponents like Lakehead University, Iowa State University and Loyola University – Chicago.

Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

Graphic: Maria Barlow