Jan. 15, 1998
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Freshman right wing Rustyn Dolyny (Fort Frances, Ont.) has been named Central Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.
Dolyny had a hand in Michigan State's first six goals of the weekend, contributing three goals and three assists, as the Spartans defeated Western Michigan (4-2) and Ohio State (4-1). Friday night against Western Michigan, Dolyny assisted on the Spartans' first three goals, including two on the power play, before adding a power-play goal of his own to seal the victory. Saturday he got the Spartans on the board with MSU's first two goals of the game, again both on the power play.
Dolyny now has 15 goals and 19 assists (34 points) on the season, good for third on the Spartans in scoring. He has 14 goals and 15 assists (29 points) in league play, leading all CCHA rookies.
The Spartans (24-4-5 overall, 16-4-4 CCHA) stand second in the league, three points behind Michigan, which had this week's CCHA Defensive Player of the Week, goaltender Marty Turco. The Spartans and Wolverines meet in a crucial two-game series this Friday in East Lansing at Saturday at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.