MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - UW-Eau Claire men's hockey player Kurt Weston (So.-Roseau, Minn.) has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week for men's hockey, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.
Weston scored three goals, one Friday and two Saturday, to help the Blugolds to two conference wins against 13th-ranked UW-Stout this weekend. In Friday's contest, Weston scored the Blugolds' fourth goal at 16:10 in the third period to give the Blugolds a 4-2 lead. The goal proved to be the game-winner as Stout scored one more time while the Blugolds went on to win 4-3. Saturday, in a 5-2 victory over the Blue Devils, he scored Eau Claire's second goal at 1:16 in the second and again at 16:44 in the period to give the Blugolds a 5-0 advantage. Both of Stout's goals came in the third period. The last time Eau Claire won both games in a Friday-Saturday series against UW-Stout was Oct. 24 and 25, 1997. Saturday's win was also the fourth in a row for the Blugolds and sixth win this season over a ranked opponent.