BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Michigan Tech senior forward Jake Lucchini has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Month for November. The co-captain of the Huskies led the league with 13 points and Tech to a 6-3-1 record during the month.
Lucchini, a native of Trail, British Columbia, had points in six of the nine games during the month. He scored six goals and added seven assists to rank seventh in the nation over the span. Lucchini scored the game-winner at Alabama Huntsville (Nov. 3) and at Ferris State (Nov. 10) to lead the league in that category. He added assists on the game-winning goal in both games when Tech swept Alaska on November 23-24. Six of his 13 points came on the power play, ranking him second in the WCHA. He also led the WCHA with 41 shots on goal to rank second in the country. While it did not show up in his official statistics, Lucchini also netted a goal in 3-on-3 overtime on November 30 versus Bemidji State, giving Tech the extra league point.
Lucchini was named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on November 12 and the NCAA First Star that week also.
Tech is ranked No. 20 this week with an 8-5-1 overall record and is at the top of the WCHA standings with an undefeated 7-0-1-1 mark. The Huskies play their rival Northern Michigan this weekend. The two teams will meet at the Berry Events Center in Marquette on Friday and the MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Saturday. The puck will drop at 7:07 p.m. each night. Tickets are still available for Saturday's game. General admission tickets are open.