McHugh, Larose win season’s first WCHA weekly awards

Matt Larose

Matt Larose (Photo by UAH Athletics)

Two Chargers earned WCHA weekly honors on Monday for their contributions to the Chargers’ season-opening sweep at Ferris State.

Max McHugh was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal in each game. The junior center and alternate captain put UAH up 1-0 on Saturday while falling to his knees in the slot, and broke a 2-2 tie on Sunday while on the power play. It’s his first Offensive Player of the Week award after earning two Rookie of the Week awards in his freshman season.

Matt Larose won his second WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award between the pipes. The senior stopped 37 of 38 Bulldog shots as the Chargers won 2-1 on Saturday. On Sunday, he made 30 more saves in UAH’s 4-3 win, giving him a .944 save percentage.

The Chargers, 2-0-0 to start the season, visit Connecticut on Friday and Saturday for their first non-conference series of the year.