St. Scholastica’s Rose and St. Norbert’s Black
Earn NCHA Men’s Hockey Weekly Honors
College of St. Scholastica sophomore Carson Rose (F - Surrey, British Columbia) is the NCHA Men’s Offensive Player of the Week and St. Norbert College senior T.J. Black (G - Wheaton, Ill.) is the NCHA Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
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Rose is the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Saints to a 3-0 mark and into the national rankings (now No. 15 in both polls) with a five-point (4G/1A) effort. On Tuesday, Rose scored the game-winning goal and also added an assist in a 3-1 non-conference victory over Hamline. Then on Friday against No. 4 Adrian College, Rose recorded his first career hat trick, scoring the first two goals for CSS - setting the tone for the night with the first just 41 seconds into the game - and then sealing the victory with an empty-netter.
Black picks up the fifth NCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors of his career following an impressive weekend in goal. He went a perfect 2-0 against Lawrence and Marian, allowing just one goal in the two contests (0.50 GAA) while recording a .967 save percentage by making 29 saves on 30 shots. His shutout of the Sabres Saturday was the 16th of his career - now up to fourth all time in NCAA DIII history (record of 25 is held by former SNC goalie Kyle Jones).
2018-19 NCHA WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Kurt Black, St. Norbert
Black paced the St. Norbert attack with three goals on the weekend, including the first two of the night in the win against Lawrence Friday, netting the game-winner in the process.
Josh Boyko, Aurora
Boyko had a 24-save shutout (5-0) against Concordia Wisconsin before bouncing back to win at MSOE 4-2 on Saturday afternoon. He stopped 41 of 43 shots sent his direction on the weekend.
Evan Cline, Lawrence
Cline picked up his first victory of the season as Lawrence collected its first NCHA win of the campaign. Cline stopped 36 shots, including all 12 in the third period, as the Vikings posted a 3-1 victory at Finlandia. Cline also played the final period in Friday’s loss at St. Norbert and stopped all 11 shots he faced. Cline moves into sixth place on Lawrence’s career wins list with 13.
Jacob Holmers, Aurora
Holmers led Aurora to a 2-0 week with wins over Concordia Wisconsin (5-0) and at MSOE (4-2). He had two goals and an assist to lead the balanced AU scoring attack. Both of his goals came on the power play.
David Krejcik, Northland
Krejcik was solid in the net for the Jacks again this week helping them to a win over Trine University and a tie against Adrian College. In the two games, Krejcik recorded 59 saves, while allowing three goals (1.44 GAA).
Nick Monfils, Marian
Monfils netted the game-winner as Marian defeated Finlandia. The goal came on the power play and added to his team lead in goals and points.
Davis Ross, St. Scholastica
Ross recorded three assists in three victories last week. In Friday night’s win over fourth-ranked Adrian, Ross had the assist on the game-winner when his shot was redirected by Cole Golka. Then in Saturday’s victory over Trine, Ross had an assist on the team’s first two goals.
Joe Sardina, Lake Forest
Sardina continued to lead Lake Forest in scoring with a three-point weekend. After recording an assist in Friday’s 6-4 victory over MSOE, the sophomore scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner with 3:24 to play, in a 5-4 triumph at Concordia Wisconsin on Saturday. He leads the Foresters and ranks tied-for-fifth in the NCHA with 11 points in 10 games this season.
Hunter Vorva, Marian
Vorva posted his first shutout of the season making 31 saves to lead Marian past Finlandia 2-0. Vorva then made 28 saves against St. Norbert to finish the weekend with a 2.50 goals against average, 59 saves, and .922 save percentage.