Gustavus Adolphus junior defender Andrea Peterson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) has been named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending March 5, 2006.
Peterson scored two goals and added an assist for three points as the Gusties defeated St. Olaf 3-1 and St. Thomas 2-1 in overtime to claim the MIAC Playoff Championship last week. Peterson tallied a goal in the first period against St. Olaf to give Gustavus a 1-0 lead and the team went on to claim a hard-fought 3-1 victory in St. Peter.
In the MIAC Playoff title game against St. Thomas, Peterson picked up the assist on the Gusties’ first goal with a well-timed pass to Kelly Crandall and then scored the game-winner at 4:48 of the first overtime with a slapshot from the point to give Gustavus a thrilling victory in St. Peter.
Peterson leads the Gusties in scoring with 18 goals, and 29 assists for 47 points. Gustavus will now play in the NCAA Division III Final Four on Friday, March 17 against the winner of the Middlebury/Manhattanville first round game. The Final Four site has yet to be determined.
This is the fourth time this season a Gustie women’s hockey player has been honored. Peterson was honored January 30, while Kitty Hurley was honored February 13 and Molly Doyle was honored February 20.