MADISON, W.I.--Michigan Technological University goaltender Josh Robinson, who yielded just two even-strength goals last weekend while backstopping the host Huskies to a two-game sweep over conference rival Wisconsin, is the Red Baron® WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for October 18. A 6-0, 185-pound senior from Frankenmuth, Mich., Robinson was in nets both nights as Michigan Tech skated to a 2-1 overtime victory over the Badgers at John MacInnes Student ice Arena last Friday (Oct. 14) and a 3-2 overtime win last Saturday (Oct. 15), giving the Huskies their first sweep over the UW since 2007. He stopped 23 of 24 shots on goal in the series opener and 21 of 23 in game two, compiling a .936 saves percentage, posting five shutout periods (including two overtimes) and holding Wisconsin to just one power-play goal in seven series man-advantage opportunities.
Through three outings this season, Robinson stands 3-0-0 with a 1.31 goals-against average and a .950 saves percentage. Michigan Tech, under first-year coach Mel Pearson, is 4-0-0 for the first time since its national championship season of 1974-75.
Also nominated this week: Joe Howe, G, CC; Kent Patterson, G, UM; Ben Blood, D, UND.