SCSU’s LeBlanc, Kossila receive honors from WCHA

St. CLoud State’s Drew LeBlanc and Kalle Kossila have received weekly honors from the WCHA.

SCSU senior captain Drew LeBlanc had a goal and three assists

LeBlanc, a senior center from Hermantown, was named Offensive Player of the Week. LeBlanc had two goals and three assists in a weekend sweep for the Huskies over visiting Minnesota State-Mankato. He shares the WCHA overall scoring lead with three goals and seven assists.

Kossila, a freshman wing from Finland, was named Rookie of the Week. Kossila had two goals and two assists for the Huskies in the series against the Mavericks. In four games, Kossila leads WCHA rookies with three goals and four assists and is a plus-8.

SCSU freshman forward Kalle Kossila

The lone weekly WCHA award the Huskies did not receive was Defensive Player of the Week. That was won by Wisconsin sophomore goalie Joel Rumpel. St. Cloud State sophomore goalie Ryan Faragher was nominated for that award after stopping 59 of 61 shots in the two wins.


Mick Hatten

About Mick Hatten

I cover St. Cloud State hockey and I am a general assignment reporter for the sports department at the Times. 2012-13 was my third season covering the Huskies hockey programs. My wife Kristin and I have two boys (Luke, 5, and Josh, 3) and we live in St. Cloud. I have had two stints working at the Times. I worked here from 1986-91 as a part-time sports reporter and intern. I have been back since Aug. 1999. I spent one year as the prep sports coordinator, six years as the St. Cloud State reporter (football, men's and women's basketball and everything else but hockey) and spent four years as the Citizen Times editor. The last two years, I was also the editor of the Rocori Times and Sauk Rapids-Rice Times sections, which are mailed directly to people in those two school districts. Follow me on Twitter at or on Facebook at I do online chats about college hockey during the season from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at
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