LSSU’s Kossoff named WCHA goalie of the week; Brighton’s Gosselin top defensive player

By @MichaelCaples –

Out of Gordon Defiel’s shadow, Nick Kossoff is starting to make a name for himself.

The Lake Superior State junior netminder made 63 saves in a 3-3 tie against top-ranked Denver this weekend.

A remarkable number, indeed – it’s the 10th-highest single-game total in 66 seasons of WCHA hockey.

His Lakers were out-shot 66-17, but the native of West Des Moines, Iowa, led them to a tie against the defending NCAA champs.

Kossoff started 12 games for the Lakers in 2015-16, but only three last season. This year, he’s already started four for Lake State, and he holds a .919 save percentage and a 1-2-1 record.

Gosselin named top defensive player

Brighton native Kurt Gosselin, Jr., was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after he recorded three points for his Alabama Huntsville squad in a road split against No. 15 Michigan Tech.

His tying goal helped set up the Chargers for their first-ever win against the Huskies on Saturday after he had recorded two assists in a 5-4 loss Friday.

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