Burnett Earns CHA Weekly Award

Junior named Defensive Player of the Week


Chelsea Burnett is the CHA Defensive Player of the Week.

Nov. 17, 2008

DETROIT - Wayne State junior Chelsea Burnett (Ridgeway, Ont./Stoney Creek Sabres) was selected College Hockey America Defensive Player of the Week following her performance in last weekend's series against 10th-ranked Northeastern.

Burnett helped the Warriors to the first sweep of a ranked team in school history. She was +1 in Friday's come-from-behind triumph, and scored the game-winning goal Saturday after assisting on the previous tally which knotted the score at two. While both points came on power plays, Burnett was also key in penalty killing which held the Northeastern power play to 2-of-10 (NU was at 22 percent before the series).

This is Burnett's fifth career CHA award and second Defensive honor, having garnered three Rookie of the Week awards two season ago.

Wayne State will host first-year program Syracuse this weekend, Nov. 21-22, in the Warriors' first College Hockey America series of the year. Tickets are available at the box office or by calling 1-866-WSU-TIKS.

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