Dryden McKay hasn't allowed a goal in more than 124 minutes.

Akito Hirose has produced multiple points in three of the past four games.

Both played key roles in the Minnesota State men's hockey team's sweep at Northern Michigan over the weekend. And both were recognized on Monday by the WCHA for those efforts.

Dryden McKay
Dryden McKay

McKay, from Downers Grove, Ill., was named the league's Goaltender of the Week after recording back-to-back shutouts in MSU's 5-0 and 4-0 victories against the Wildcats. McKay, a junior, now has four shutouts in six starts this season for the Mavericks (2-0-0 WCHA, 5-1-1 overall), who moved up one spot to No. 4 in this week's USCHO.com Top 20 national poll.

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This is the 13th time in McKay's career he has earned the weekly honor from the WCHA. His numbers this season are more impressive than a year ago, when he was a finalist for the Mike Richter Award. He'll take a 5-1-0 record, a 1.01 goals-against average and a .953 save percentage into this weekend's series against Michigan Tech, at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato.

MSU-Mankato freshman defenseman Akito Hirose
MSU-Mankato freshman defenseman Akito Hirose

Hirose was named the WCHA's Rookie of the Week, the second time this season he's earned that honor.

The freshman defenseman from Calgary had a goal and three assists, and a plus-5 plus/minus rating, in MSU's sweep of Northern Michigan on Saturday and Sunday. He has one goal and six assists this season, averaging a point per game from the blue line.

Hirose also was the league's Rookie of the Week following MSU's series against Bemidji State on Dec. 18-19.

The Mavericks host Michigan Tech at 7:07 p.m. Friday and 6:07 p.m. Saturday.