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Walnut Creek native, Jr. Sharks product Galambos tabbed NCHC Defenseman of the Week


The NCHC has announced that Western Michigan senior Zak Galambos is the NCHC Defenseman of the Week.

Galambos led all NCHC defensemen with three points on the weekend, while anchoring a blue line that allowed only three goals in a pair of wins at Minnesota Duluth.

On Friday, Galambos handed out a pair of assists in a 3-2 overtime victory while firing five shots on goal and blocking a shot. His first helper came on a power-play goal that broke a 1-1 tie in the second period. He then dished out the primary assist on the overtime game-winner to complete the victory. A night later, Galambos scored a short-handed goal to double WMU’s lead in the second period in an eventual 4-1 victory. His goal served as the game-winner, while he was plus-2 on Saturday with two more blocked shots.

Galambos ended the weekend with a game-winning, short-handed goal, two assists, eight shots on goal and a plus-3 plus/minus rating to lead all NCHC players last weekend. He also blocked three shots in the series and helped Western Michigan go a perfect 3 for 3 on the penalty kill against UMD.

On the season, the Walnut Creek native leads all Bronco blueliners with 25 points on 11 goals and 14 assists in 30 games. His 11 tallies lead all NCAA defensemen as well.

Back home, Galambos played for the San Jose Jr. Sharks, Vacaville North Stars, Berkeley Bulldogs and Oakland Bears.

Photo/Ashley Huss

(February 7, 2023)

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