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SCSU's Jenniina Nylund receives WCHA honor

Fifth-year senior from Pietarsaari, Finland, named conference's Forward of the Week

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St. Cloud State senior forward Jenniina Nylund (81) waits in line during warmups before a game against the University of Minnesota on Nov. 19, 2021, at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
Contributed / Thomas Breach, St. Cloud State University

Jenniina Nylund has been named the WCHA Forward of the Week.

Nylund, a fifth-year senior forward from Pietarsaari, Finland, had three goals and three assists over the weekend in a series sweep at Lindenwood. It is the second time this season that Nylund has received the honor.

She was a plus-5 and won 25 faceoffs in the series. This season, she has 10 goals, 11 assists and 21 points and is second in the WCHA in goals, fifth in points and seventh in assists.

Nylund has 82 career points, which is 10th in the program's list. Her 10 goals are a career-best and her 21 points tie her career-best for a season.

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University of Minnesota's Maddie Kaiser was named WCHA Rookie of the Week after picking up a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win over Penn State.

Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com
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