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Nellis Tabbed WCHA Offensive Player of the Week

Nellis tabbed WCHA offensive player of the week

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn.-- With Lake Superior State fighting for its WCHA postseason life, it was Anthony Nellis who twice played the late-game hero, scoring a pair of tie-breaking, game-winning goals in the Lakers' road sweep at Alaska Anchorage.

Friday night, the junior buried a one-timer 2:10 into overtime to give LSSU a 3-2, series-opening win.

After assisting on his team's first goal Saturday, the Breakeyville, Québec native broke a 1-1 deadlock 6:34 into the third period, lifting the Lakers to a 2-1 triumph.

While a pair of losses would have eliminated LSSU, the sweep moves the Lakers within one point of the WCHA's eighth and final playoff spot (along with two points back of seventh place and three out of sixth).

Nellis finished the weekend with three points and a plus-2 rating, while his two game-winning goals tied for the NCAA lead. This is Nellis' first career WCHA weekly award.