SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State hockey student-athlete Anthony Nellis has been named the Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Athlete of the Week, as announced by the Lake Superior State athletic department on Monday.
Nellis (14-15--29), a senior winger and finance and economics major from Breakeyville, Quebec, scored a Western Collegiate Hockey Association-leading three goals and added two assists to tie with senior center Diego Cuglietta for the WCHA lead in points (5) on the week. Nellis tied with freshman winger Ashton Calder for the WCHA lead in power-play goals (2), while leading the WCHA in power-play points (3), shots on goal (11) and shots on goal per game (5.50). Nellis also tied for the most goals scored and the most power-play goals scored in the nation.
Nellis began the week with two goals and one assist for three points as Lake Superior State (18-8-2, 13-7-2-0 WCHA) defeated Ferris State 6-3 on Friday. He then backed up Friday's performance with one goal and one assist for two points in Saturday's 4-2 victory. In addition, he recorded a +2 rating on the weekend.
It is the first time that Nellis, who helped Lake Superior State to a two-game WCHA series sweep at Ferris State on Friday and Saturday, has been named the Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Athlete of the Week.
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Nellis and Cuglietta are both nominees for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award. Fan voting for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award is ongoing. Fans are allowed to cast a vote for one player each day by going to https://www.hobeybaker.com/vote.
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