College hockey: North Dakota's Cam Johnson leads NCAA Hockey Stars of the Week
1 - Cam Johnson, North Dakota
The sophomore goalie posted two shutouts as the Fighting Hawks kept Minnesota Duluth scoreless on the weekend in National Collegiate Hockey Conference action. On Friday night, Johnson made 40 saves on the way to a 3-0 victory for North Dakota. The Flint, Mich. native made 38 more saves on Saturday night as the Fighting Hawks posted an identical 3-0 win. It was the third straight shutout for Johnson and improved his shutout streak to 218:38, the longest streak in the nation. On the season, he has yet to lose a game as he has posted a 7-0-1 record in the net with a .938 save percentage and a 1.20 goals against average.
2 - Griffen Molino, Western Michigan
The Trenton, Mich. native led the Broncos to a sweep of Colorado College in NCHC play this weekend at home. In Friday night’s series opener, he had three points on a goal and two assists in a 7-3 victory for Western Michigan. In the series finale on Saturday, the freshman forward tallied four points on two goals and two assists in a 5-3 win. For the weekend, he finished with seven points on three goals and four assists to go along with seven shots on goal and a +7 rating. He now leads the team in scoring with 14 points on five goals and nine assists.
3 - Kyle Connor, Michigan
The freshman forward from Shelby Township, Mich. led the Wolverines offensive outburst against the Minnesota Golden Gophers this weekend in Yost Arena. In Friday night’s 8-3 victory, Connor had a hat trick, which included the game-winner, to go along with an assist. In Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Golden Gophers, he scored both goals for the Wolverines. He totaled six points on five goals and an assist in addition to seven shots on goal and a +5 rating on the weekend. He leads the team in scoring with 22 points on 11 goals and 11 assists on the season.