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And the winner is...MN Girls' Hockey Hub Top Performer revealed

By Kassondra Burtis, SportsEngine, 01/18/22, 10:30AM CST

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See who fans voted as the top performer from Jan. 10-15.

Athletes are considered for the weekly top performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Girls' Hockey Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If coaches or members of their staffs need access to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.


Top performer winner

Iyla Ryskamp, Orono. The senior forward sits seventh in both assists (28) and points (55) across the state this season and averages 3.24 points per game. On Jan. 13, Ryskamp tallied five goals — including three within a 10-minute span during the second period — and added one assist to lead the Spartans' 9-2 victory at Bloomington Jefferson.

Top performer candidates

Mercury Bischoff, Grand Rapids-Greenway. As a freshman, Bischoff is among the state’s leading scorers, ranking seventh in goals scored (33) and tied for eighth in points (50). Bischoff, who is averaging 2.5 points per game this season, led the Lightning’s two wins last week by recording points on every team goal. Bischoff tallied four goals and an assist in the Lightning's 5-0 victory against Duluth Marshall on Jan. 11. At Elk River/Zimmerman on Jan. 14, Bischoff recorded a hat trick and an assist in the 4-2 win. One of her goals last week was on a power play and two were shorthanded.

Avery Chesek, Eastview. The senior forward tallied 14 points through three Lightning wins last week. At Dodge County on Jan. 12, Chesek recorded her first hat trick of the season — including one power play goal and one shorthanded — and added two assists in the Lightning’s 6-0 win. The next night, Chesek assisted on all of the Lightning’s goals as they edged Lakeville North 5-4 in overtime. One assist was shorthanded and two were on power plays. In the Lightning's third win of the week, Chesek recorded her second hat trick and added an assist as they defeated Apple Valley 4-1 on Jan. 15.

Jennifer Rupp, Irondale/St. Anthony. The junior goaltender, who faces an average of nearly 40 shots on goal per game this season, posted a season-high .979 save percentage in the Knights’ 1-1 overtime tie against White Bear Lake on Jan. 15. Rupp made 47 saves.

Iyla Ryskamp, Orono. The senior forward sits seventh in both assists (28) and points (55) across the state this season and averages 3.24 points per game. On Jan. 13, Ryskamp tallied five goals — including three within a 10-minute span during the second period — and added one assist to lead the Spartans' 9-2 victory at Bloomington Jefferson.

Olivia Van Siclen, Two Rivers/St. Paul. Van Siclen recorded a season-high five points on Jan. 14, leading the Riveters’ 7-1 victory against Mahtomedi. The senior forward scored a pair of goals — including one shorthanded — and tallied two power play assists and a third at even strength.

*Stats and records as of Jan. 16.

MN Girls' Hockey Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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