Jan 14, 2014 12:53 AM by Greg Smith
Freshman blue-line specialist Jaccob Slavin, who scored three goals in last weekend's series at the University of North Dakota, was named National Collegiate Hockey Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday.
It is the second NCHC accolade of the season for Slavin, who also was honored as the league's Defenseman of the Week in mid-October.
A member of the United States National Team at the recent 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden, the Erie, Colo., product currently ranks second among all CC players with 12 points (4 goals, 8 assists) in 15 apearances with the Tigers in 2013-14.
Last Friday, he struck twice against UND within a span of 2:31 early in the third period to cut a 4-1 deficit to 4-3. He was chosen, at Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., as the No. 2 star of the game.
His fourth tally of the campaign, just 1:16 into the final frame on Saturday, gave Colorado College a 2-1 lead in the series finale a night later. Two of his three red lighters - one in each contest - came on power plays.
In addition to being credited with three blocked shots in each of the two games, Slavin also helped the Tigers successfully kill seven of eight North Dakota power plays including all four on Saturday.