Air Force received votes in both polls.
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference players for the week are St. Cloud State senior forward Cory Thorson on offense, North Dakota senior Dillon Simpson for defenseman, Minnesota-Duluth forward Alex Iafallo for top rookie and Denver senior Sam Brittain for goaltender.
Here is the NCHC write-up on Thorson, who the Tigers face in a road series this weekend: Thorson had a monster weekend, totaling five points on three goals and two assists to lead St. Cloud State to a sweep at Alabama-Huntsville. In Friday’s 10-0 win, he notched a career-high four points on two goals and two assists, including one each on the man advantage. Three of his four points Friday came in the second period, having a hand in the first two goals of the frame. The next night, the senior tallied the first goal of the night in the first period before being injured later in the game. Thorson posted a +2 rating in Friday’s contest and finished +2 on the weekend.