Wednesday, January 26, 2011

J.T. Brown Snags WCHA Offensive Player of the Week Honor

After an eight-game scoreless drought, UMD freshman forward J.T. Brown broke out in a big way over the weekend in Houghton.

Brown scored the opening goal and added two assists on Friday night, then scored the weekend's final goal and assisted on another in Saturday's win. The five-point weekend earned Brown WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Here is the information from the league.

University of Minnesota Duluth right winger J.T. Brown, who led all conference players with five scoring points and factored in on both game-winning goals in two conference road victories at Michigan Tech last weekend, has been named the Red Baron® WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Jan. 25, 2011.

A 5-10, 178-pound freshman from Burnsville, Minn., Brown figured in on five of UMD's eight goals during its Jan. 21-22 sweep of the Huskies in Houghton, Mich. He scored the game-winning goal and assisted on two other goals last Friday in a 5-0 victory, with his deciding goal 4:07 into the second period snapping an eight-game pointless skid. He then helped set up the Bulldogs' first goal in the rematch last Saturday, drawing an assist on Jack Connolly's winner, then capped off the 3-0 triumph by tallying late in the third period. In addition to his five scoring points in the series, Brown also earned a +5 plus/minus rating and fired five shots on goal.

Through 25 games this season, Brown ranks fourth among WCHA newcomers in points overall with 21 (7g, 14a). He was also honored back on Oct. 19 as the league's rookie of the week for his efforts vs Providence.

UMD is off this weekend, before hosting Minnesota Feb. 4-5 at Amsoil Arena.

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