COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following a lighter-than-expected weekend schedule, Colorado College captured three of four Bauer National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Players of the Week, all sophomores, while its opponent from the weekend, Miami, claimed the fourth. Earning Bauer NCHC honors for week 13 are CC sophomore Tyler Coffey for Forward of the Week, classmate Nicklas Andrews for Defenseman of the Week, Tigers sophomore Dominic Basse for Goaltender of the Week and Miami forward Red Savage for Rookie of the Week.
These are the first career NCHC weekly honors for both Coffey and Andrews. Basse is now a two-time NCHC Goalie of the Week this season and has three NCHC weekly awards for his career, while Savage garnered his third Rookie of the Week nod this season, tops among NCHC freshmen.
Tyler Coffey, Colorado College
Coffey had the best game and weekend of his collegiate career last weekend, powering Colorado College to its first NCHC road sweep since November of 2019. In Friday’s 5-1 win at Miami, Coffey recorded a natural hat trick, scoring the game’s final three goals to secure the victory. He scored his first two goals in a span of 1:35 in the second period to extend a 2-1 lead to 4-1 for his first career multi-goal game. He then capped the hat trick in the final frame for his first career hat trick. It was the first hat trick by a Tiger since Feb. 17, 2020 (Grant Cruikshank vs. Air Force). Coffey then fired one shot on goal in Saturday’s 4-3 comeback win over the RedHawks.
Coffey finished the series with three goals on five shots on goal, with four shots coming on Friday. He posted a +1 plus/minus in the series, including a career-best +2 in Friday’s victory. He first goal Friday came on the power play.
Coffey nearly doubled his season goal total in Friday’s game, as he now has a team-high-tying seven goals and 10 points in 18 games this season. This is his first career NCHC weekly award.
Nicklas Andrews, Colorado College
Andrews doubled his season point total from the blue line, while helping lead CC to a sweep at Miami. He notched his first collegiate multi-point game on Friday with a pair of assists, while playing on a penalty kill unit that went a perfect 7-for-7 in a 5-1 victory. The next night, Andrews scored his third goal of the season, tying the game at 3-3 in the second period of an eventual 4-3 victory.
Andrews ended the weekend with three points on a goal and two assists. He blocked two shots, as well, with one each night, and posted a +1 plus/minus in the series. The Tigers finished 9-for-10 on the penalty kill in the series and limited Miami to four goals all weekend with Andrews on the blue line.
On the season, Andrews now has three goals and three assists for six points in 17 games. This is his first career NCHC weekly award.
Dominic Basse, Colorado College
Basse backstopped Colorado College to its first NCHC sweep and road sweep since November of 2019 with a pair of wins at Miami. On Friday, the Chicago Blackhawks draft pick made 36 saves, his second-highest total of the season, in a 5-1 victory. Basse gave up a goal less than eight minutes into the game Friday and was flawless the rest of the contest, including making 14 short-handed saves to kill off all seven Miami power plays. A night later, he made 14 more stops in a 4-3 win to stretch his win streak to a career-long three games.
Basse compiled a .926 save percentage and a 2.00 goals-against average against Miami, making 50 saves on 54 shots faced in the series. On the season, the 6-foot-6 netminder is now 6-8-2 with a .906 save percentage and a 2.51 GAA.
This is Basse’s second NCHC Goaltender of the Week honor this season, while he was NCHC Rookie of the Week once as a freshman.
Red Savage, Miami
Savage contributed three points in three games for Miami last weekend. The Detroit Red Wings prospect opened the week with two goals on Tuesday against Mercyhurst, scoring the first two goals of the game to put MU up 2-0. It was his first collegiate multi-goal game and earned him Second Star of the Game. On Saturday, Savage handed out a primary assist on a power-play goal to put Miami up 3-2 in an eventual 4-3 defeat to Colorado College.
On the week, Savage tallied two goals, an assist and fired seven shots on goal, including four against the Lakers. He also blocked two shots during the week and won 25 faceoffs over the three games.
On the season, Savage now has three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 19 games, ranking fifth on the team in scoring. This is his third NCHC Rookie of the Week honor this season, tops among NCHC freshmen.
Forward of the Week
PJ Fletcher, So., Miami
Defenseman of the Week
Derek Daschke, Sr., Miami
Jake Sanderson, So., UND
Goaltender of the Week
Rookie of the Week
Tommy Middleton, F, CC