MTU’s Copley named WCHA Rookie of the Week

Courtesy of the WCHA

MADISON, Wis. – Michigan Tech goaltender Pheonix Copley <>, who helped the Huskies to a two-game split against top-ranked and visiting Minnesota last weekend while starting both games, has been named the Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week for Oct. 23.

A 6-3, 175-pound freshman from North Pole, Alaska, stopped 28 of 31 shots on goal last Friday (Oct. 19) while giving up just two even-strength goals against the No. 1 Golden Gophers to earn his first collegiate win. He then posted 31 more saves in a 3-2, one-goal setback last Saturday and held Minnesota scoreless on all five power-play chances as the two teams were tied at 2-2 until the 16:25 mark of the final period.

Copley has now started three of Michigan Tech’s four games this season. Michigan Tech plays at No. 5 Denver this weekend in another WCHA series.