Gustavus Adolphus College junior forward David Martinson (St. Louis Park, Minn.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending January 19, 2009. Martinson tallied four goals and an assist, including the game-winning goal in both games, to lead the Gusties to a 5-3 and 3-2 sweep of St. Thomas last weekend.
In Friday night’s 5-3 win at St. Peter, Martinson earned an assist on Gustavus’ first goal of the contest before scoring the next three Gustie goals for the hat trick. The following night Martinson scored the game-winning goal with 1:01 remaining in the game to give Gustavus a come-from-behind victory. Martinson leads the MIAC with eight goals and is tied for second in Division III with 19 goals.
Martinson, an accounting major, is the son of Phil and Lynn Martinson of St. Louis Park and is a 2004 graduate of St. Louis Park High School.
The Gusties, who improved to 10-7-0 overall and 5-3-0 in the league, swept St. Thomas for the first time since the 1983-84 season. Gustavus faces Augsburg on Friday night in Minneapolis at 7:05 p.m.