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Simi Valley product, Titans grad Somoza takes WCHA Rookie of the Week honors

 

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Bemidji State forward Ethan Somoza has been selected as the WCHA Rookie of the Week for his role in Beavers’ series at Michigan Tech from Feb. 9-10.

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Somoza tied for the WCHA rookie scoring lead with two points, while his only shot of the weekend resulted in his first career goal – the game-winner in Bemidji State’s 4-2 win Friday at Michigan Tech. Playing in his 27th collegiate game, the freshman from Simi Valley buried an even-strength goal to give the Beavers a 3-1 lead at 12:05 of the second period. He also assisted on BSU’s first goal of the game.

He finished the series with a plus-2 rating (tied for second among WCHA rookies), helping the Beavers leave Houghton, Mich., with a two-point lead in the race for the fourth and final home-ice slot in the WCHA quarterfinals.

This is Somoza’s first WCHA weekly award of his freshman season.

During his youth hockey career, Somoza skated for the LA Selects and California Titans.

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(Feb. 12, 2018)