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Bauer NCHC Players of the Week: October 16-22, 2017

By NCHC, 10/23/17, 5:00PM EDT

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Miami’s Green and Hutton, UMD’s Swaney and UND’s Cam Johnson honored for week three

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Helping each of their teams to a win over the weekend, the Bauer NCHC Players of the Week for week three of the season represent three National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) teams. Garnering Bauer NCHC Player of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 16-22, 2017 are Miami sophomore forward Gordie Green for Offensive Player of the Week, Miami junior blue liner Grant Hutton for Defenseman of the Week, Minnesota Duluth freshman forward Nick Swaney for Rookie of the Week and North Dakota senior netminder Cam Johnson for Goaltender of the Week.

Johnson is a repeat winner, also claiming the honor last week, as he has now won nine career NCHC Goaltender of the Week nods, including two this season. This is Hutton’s second career NCHC Defenseman of the Week award, while Green and Swaney both picked up their first career NCHC weekly honor.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Gordie Green, Miami
Sophomore Forward
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Green exploded for seven points in Miami’s split at Maine. The sophomore recorded a career-high five points in Friday’s 7-5 win over the Black Bears, potting two goals and handing out three assists, for the first five-point game by a RedHawk since Nov. 30, 2013. It was his first career multi-goal game as well, while the three assists also marked a career best. Green had a hand in each of Miami’s first three goals Friday to put the RedHawks up 3-0, while he finished +3 and was the game’s First Star. The next night, he dished out a pair of helpers on two power play goals in a 6-3 loss. Green finished the weekend with two goals, five assists, an even plus-minus and eight shots on goal, including five in Friday’s win.

DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK

Grant Hutton, Miami
Junior Defenseman
Carmel, Ind.

Hutton was a force at both ends of the ice in Miami’s split at Maine, including playing a key role on special teams. The junior compiled five points in the two games, with all five points coming on the power play. In Friday’s 7-5 win, Hutton buried two goals on the man advantage for his first career multi-goal game, while firing four shots on goal and helping Miami’s penalty kill go 5-for-6. In Saturday’s series finale, he had a hand in all three Miami goals in a 6-3 loss, again scoring two power play goals while handing out an assist for a career-high three points, which earned him Third Star of the Game. Hutton finished the series with four goals, an assist, seven shots on goal and one blocked shot, while helping Miami go 11-of-14 on the penalty kill against Maine.

Rookie of the Week

Nick Swaney, Minnesota Duluth
Freshman Forward
Lakeville, Minn.

Swaney had the best weekend of his young career, putting up four points in a tie and a win against Merrimack, with multiple points both nights for his first career multi-point games. In Friday’s overtime tie, the Minnesota Wild draft pick scored his first collegiate goal on the power play in the second period and set up a power play goal later in the period that put UMD in front, while playing on the Bulldogs’ top line. The next night, Swaney again had a goal and an assist, dishing out the primary helper on the game-winning goal in the third period, while scoring on the power play for a second straight night later in the frame. He was +1 on Saturday and earned First Star of the Game. Swaney finished with two power play goals, two assists, six shots on goal, including three each night, and an even plus-minus.

GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK

Cam Johnson, North Dakota
Senior Goaltender
Troy, Mich.

For the second straight week, Johnson allowed only two goals in a weekend series, as he backstopped North Dakota to a weekend spilt with rival Minnesota. On Friday, he made 16 saves while allowing only two goals in a 2-1 loss. The next night, he stopped all 22 shots he faced for his 10th career shutout, which ties him for second on UND’s career shutout list, and first whitewash this season. Johnson was tabbed Third Star of the Game in Saturday’s 4-0 win, while also helping kill all six Minnesota power plays in the game. On the weekend, he totaled 38 saves on 40 shots for a .950 save percentage, while posting a 1.03 goals-against average.

OTHER NOMINEES:

Offensive Player of the Week
Henrik Borgström, So., F, DU – Totaled three points and fired 10 shots on goal against LSSU, tallying a goal and an assist in Friday’s tie and adding another helper in Saturday’s win when he was +1.

Trevor Gooch, Jr., F, CC – Had a hand in both CC goals in its 2-1 OT win Saturday at New Hampshire, setting up the first goal and scoring the game-winning goal in overtime.

Ryan Poehling, So., F, SCSU – Tallied four points and was +3 in a sweep of Boston College, while putting nine shots on goal, as he had two assists Friday and scored the game-winner and added another assist Saturday.

Defenseman of the Week
Michael Davies, So., D, DU – Tallied his first goal of the season in Saturday’s win over LSSU, while he finished the series +2 with eight shots on goal.

Andrew Farny, Jr., D, CC – Scored his first goal of the season in Friday’s loss at UNH, while he blocked three shots, put four shots on goal and was +2 in the split series.

Jimmy Schuldt, Jr., D, SCSU – Dished out a trio of assists in SCSU’s sweep of Boston College, including two Friday, while blocking five shots, firing five shots on goal and finishing +1 in the series.

Christian Wolanin, Jr., D, UND – Compiled three points in a split with Minnesota, handing out an assist Friday and scoring two power play goals in Saturday’s win to earn First Star of the Game.

Rookie of the Week
Dávid Hrenák, Fr., G, SCSU – Won his only game, compiling 36 saves to backstop SCSU to a 3-1 win over Boston College, posting a .973 save percentage to improve to 2-0-0 on the season.

Phil Knies, Fr., F, Miami – Compiled three points in a split at Maine, with an assist in Friday’s win while logging his first multi-point game Saturday when he scored his first career goal and had an assist.

Grant Mismash, Fr., F, UND – Handed out three assists in a split with Minnesota, setting up UND’s lone goal Friday, while dishing out two helpers Saturday, including on the game-winner.

Dayton Rasmussen, Fr., G, DU – In his first collegiate action, made 15 saves to backstop Denver to a 5-1 win over LSSU Saturday with a .938 save percentage.

Goaltender of the Week
Dávid Hrenák, Fr., G, SCSU – Won his only game, compiling 36 saves to backstop SCSU to a 3-1 win over Boston College, posting a .973 save percentage to improve to 2-0-0 on the season.

Alex Leclerc, So., G, CC – Went 1-1 in net as CC split at UNH, compiling 61 saves in the two games, including 39 in Saturday’s overtime win, for a .910 save percentage and a 3.02 GAA in the series.

Dayton Rasmussen, Fr., G, DU – In his first collegiate action, made 15 saves to backstop Denver to a 5-1 win over LSSU Saturday with a .938 save percentage.

Evan Weninger, Jr., G, Omaha – Made 26 saves in his lone start Friday, backstopping Omaha to a 5-1 win over ASU with a .963 save percentage.

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