Tech\’s Furne Named WCHA Rookie of the Week

Left winger Ryan Furne, who scored a pair of goals and fired 10 shots on goal as visiting Michigan Technological University earned a two-game league series split with No. 4-ranked Denver last weekend, has been named the Red Baron® WCHA Rookie of the Week for Feb. 22, 2011.

A 6-2, 200-pound freshman from Oakdale, Minn., Furne scored the game-winning goal shorthanded at 8:38 of the second period in the Huskies\’ 3-2 upset of host Denver last Friday (Feb. 18). He also scored Michigan Tech\’s lone goal and took a team-high six shots in a 5-1 setback at DU last Saturday. In addition to his two goals, Furne finished earned a +1 plus/minus rating in the series and had a team-high 10 shots on the weekend.

Furne, who has played in all 32 games this season, is second in scoring for MTU with 18 points (10g, 8a).