Bowling Green freshman Brandon Kruse, a native of Saline, was named WCHA Rookie of the Month.
Kruse, Rookie of the Week for two straight weeks, scored 11 points in January. He had three multi-point games during the month and had game-winning goals in back-to-back games against Alaska Anchorage and Lake Superior State.
Kruse, 18, now has 6 goals and 19 assists in 30 games for the Falcons. He leads all Falcon forwards in assists and points.
He developed in the Belle Tire program and played last year with the Brookings Blizzard in the NAHL, scoring 16 goals and 30 assists in 59 games.