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College Hockey: Archibald named offensive player of week

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The National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced Monday that Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Josh Archibald has been named the Bauer Offensive Player of the Week.

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It’s the second time Archibald has received the honor.

Archibald led the Mavericks in scoring last week with three goals and an assist in a pair of road losses (6-3 and 5-2) at New Hampshire.

Archibald scored the first goal of the game Friday and tallied the second directly after blocking a shot in the third period. He also had the game’s first goal Saturday. He scored the three goals on just five shots for a shooting percentage of 60 percent and also had two blocks for the weekend.

Archibald leads the Mavericks in goals with 14 and points with 21. His goal total ranks first in the NCHC while his point total is fourth. He’s tied for third in the nation in goals and ranks third with an average of .78 goals per game. The Brainerd High School graduate is just five goals from tying his career high.

The Mavericks are home for the first time in a month and a half when they host Minnesota-Duluth on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10-11. Friday’s game starts at 7:37 p.m. Saturday’s game is at 7:07 p.m.

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