Ohio State’s Andrea Braendli, Gabby Rosenthal Earned WCHA Goaltender, Forward Of The Week

By February 26, 2020 (10:00 am)Hockey, Sports

Ohio State women’s ice hockey sophomore goaltender Andrea Braendli was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week, and sophomore forward Gabby Rosenthal was named WCHA Forward of the Week. 

Braendli, who hails from Zurich, Switzerland, had a league-high 74 saves on the weekend. She followed up a 36-save performance with a 38-save outing in the series finale at then-No. 2 Wisconsin, who the Buckeyes came away with four points against.

The second-year standout only allowed two goals against the second-ranked Badgers, including one power-play goal. In the overtime finale, she saved a penalty shot attempt to maintain the Buckeye lead in the second period.

Braendli was also named the NCAA Second Star of the Week for her performance, marking her fourth NCAA honor. The WCHA Goaltender of the Week honor represented her fifth.

The sophomore goaltender ranks No. 19 in the nation with a .921 save percentage and boasts a 16-5-5 record for the Buckeyes (20-8-6, WCHA 13-6-5). 

Sophomore forward Gabby Rosenthal tallied a team-high and league-high three points from the weekend with a goal and two assists. All of Rosenthal’s points came during power plays in the second period of the Buckeyes’ 3-1 win against the Badgers.

The Blaine, Minn., native assisted on the first two power-play goals and then scored a goal of her own – all within a two-minute span. Rosenthal also had six blocked shots which tied for second on the team for the weekend. 

The award marks Rosenthal’s first career conference honor. The sophomore forward is fourth on the team with 12 goals and sixth in points at 18. 

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