COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After compiling six points in a sweep of Colgate, Miami junior forward Gordie Green was named the NCAA Second Star of the Week, NCAA Hockey announced on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Green also earned NCHC Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday.
Green (Ann Arbor, Mich.) tied for the NCAA lead with six points last week and was named First Star of the Game in both wins over the Raiders. In Friday’s 4-1 win, the junior opened the scoring for Miami by burying a shot in the slot for his second goal of the year. He also posted an assist on a power play goal that made it 3-1 MU late in the second period for a two-point night.
Green then closed out the sweep of Colgate on Saturday by contributing to Miami's first four goals for a four-point outing in a 6-0 blanking. He dished out primary helpers on the RedHawks’ first two tallies, including the game-winner, a secondary assist on the third goal, before finally getting in on the action himself with a finish on a nifty feed with 4.9 seconds left in the second period. Green was +3 in the shutout, as well. He finished the weekend with two goals, four assists, five shots on goal and a +4 plus/minus.
On the season, Green has a team-best nine points on three goals and six assists in eight games, with seven of the points coming in his last three contests.
Green marks the third straight week an NCHC player has earned an NCAA Star of the Week. Last Tuesday, Minnesota Duluth sophomore defenseman Scott Perunovich was named First Star of the Week, while St. Cloud State senior forward Patrick Newell was tabbed Second Star two weeks ago. Each Tuesday, the NCAA announces its Three Stars of the Week in NCAA men’s hockey.
Michigan State junior forward Taro Hirose was chosen First Star of the Week this week, while Arizona State sophomore forward Johnny Walker claimed Third Star honors.
Green and the RedHawks are back in action this weekend when they open conference play with two games at Omaha.