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Men's College Hockey: Archibald NCHC player, forward of year

MINNEAPOLIS — Honors continue to pour in for Brainerd High School graduate Josh Archibald of the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

On Thursday, at the inaugural National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Awards Celebration at the Muse Event Center, the junior forward was named NCHC player of the year and forward of the year.

Archibald captured the NCHC scoring title with 32 points in 24 conference games. His 21 goals were eight more than the nearest competitor, while adding 11 assists. His 29 overall goals ranked second in the nation heading into the playoffs.

The Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick had 10 multi-point conference games, while leading the conference with five game-winning goals in NCHC play. He scored seven of his 21 goals on power plays.

Archibald was the NCHC Offensive Player of the Week three times and was the National Player of the Month for February. He recorded a five-game conference goal streak and tallied multi-goal games in NCHC play, including being the only player to record two hat tricks.

Other NCHC Award Winners

Herb Brooks Coach of the Year: Bob Motzko, St. Cloud State

Rookie of the Year: Jaccob Slavin, Colorado College

Goaltender of the Year: Sam Brittain, Denver

Defenseman of the Year: Joey LaLeggia, Denver

Offensive Defenseman of the Year: Joey LaLeggia, Denver

Defensive Forward of the Year: Nic Dowd, St. Cloud State

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Nic Dowd, St. Cloud State

Sportsmanship Award: Eamonn McDermott, Colorado College

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