Minnesota State's David Silye, three others earn CCHA monthly honors

Silye, a junior forward, had a 10-point month, including a five-goal weekend to start November

minnesota state and St. Thomas hockey players on the ice
St. Thomas' Lucas Wahlin and Minnesota State's David Silye battle in a faceoff during a game Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 in Mendota Heights, Minn.
Shannon Stieg / Special to The Rink Live

Players from four different programs have been named the CCHA's Players of the Month, highlighted by a 10-point November for Minnesota State junior David Silye.

Silye, named the conference's forward of the month, got off to a roaring start, scoring five goals in a two-game set against St. Thomas on Nov. 4-5. He led the CCHA in goals (8), points (10), goals per game (1.33), points per game (1.67) and shooting percentage (50.0%), while helping Minnesota State to a 3-2-1 month. Twice named the CCHA's Forward of the Week in November, he finished the month with a plus/minus at plus-2.

Brett Thorne of Michigan Tech was named defenseman of the month after a league-high six assists and a plus/minus of plus-6 over six games. The junior ranked sixth in points per game at 1.00 and seventh in blocked shots with 11. His efforts helped the Huskies netminders allow just 2.33 goals per game with a shutout.

The hours leading up to a game are quite a process for Wayzata goalie Will Ingemann, but his ability to stop pucks has attracted plenty of college interest, and he committed to St. Thomas this week.
Roed led all league rookies with two points last week, pacing Bemidji State with a plus-2 rating. Helping the Beavers to a series split, he assisted on the game-winning goal in Friday's victory.
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Before a sellout crowd of 4,913 at home, the Mavericks also got a goal and an assist from defenseman Akito Hirose and a 16-save winning performance from Keenan Rancier.
Back home at the Sanford Center, Bemidji State submitted perhaps its most complete effort of the year. Taking advantage of three goals in 54 seconds, BSU secured its first shutout of the season.
While the Mavericks are trying to remain in the mix for the MacNaughton Cup and the Lakers are at the bottom of the league standings, nothing came easily for the home team.
Roughly 48 hours following the news of their forthcoming new on-campus arena, St. Thomas scored three goals in the final 20 minutes to surge past Bowling Green for their second win in a row.
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Bemidji State's sophomore goaltender was named to the Hockey Commissioners Association’s 2023 Mike Richter Award Watch List, putting him on the radar for top netminder in Division I.

Bowling Green's Christian Stoever, a sophomore, went 4-2-0 with a 1.86 goals-against-average to claim goaltender of the month honors. He made 190 saves over 354 minutes and posted a .945 save percentage during November. He had four games with more than 30 saves.

Beni Halasz of Northern Michigan repeated as rookie of the month, going 4-2-0 between the pipes with a 2.18 goals-against-average. He led all rookie CCHA goaltenders in wins, goals-against-average and save percentage (.912). He recorded his first collegiate shutout on Nov. 11 with 25 saves against Bemidji State.


Rob Beer is the digital content manager for Forum Communications. A journalist with Forum Communications since 1991, he is the editor of The Rink Live and assists with Northland Outdoors and other content produced by the company.
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