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Denver's Bobby Brink wins two honors at NCHC Awards Celebration

Junior forward named conference Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.

Bobby Brink

ST. PAUL — University of Denver's Bobby Brink took home two of the top honors at the NCHC Awards Celebration on Thursday at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Brink, a junior from Minnetonka, was named Forward of the Year and Player of the Year. Brink, a Philadelphia Flyers draft pick, was named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in NCAA Division I men's hockey earlier in the week.

The All-NCHC First Team, Second Team and All-Rookie Team were honored during the event.

Josh Fenton, who has served as NCHC commissioner since 2013, was also honored during the event. Fenton will leave his position to become the Summitt League commissioner in April.

Here are the award winners:


NCHC Postgraduate scholarship — Jason Smallidge, Senior, Defenseman, Nebraska Omaha

Media Excellence — Alex Heinert, Midco Sports/CBS Sports Network

Sportsmanship — Mark Senden, Sr., F, North Dakota

NCHC Three Stars — Magnus Chrona, Jr., G, Denver

Senior Scholar-Athlete — Drew Worrad, F, Western Michigan

Defensive Defenseman of the Year — Ethan Frisch, Jr., North Dakota

Offensive Defenseman of the Year — Ronnie Attard, Jr., Western Michigan

Rookie of the Year — Carter Mazur, F, Denver


Defensive Forward of the Year — Connor Ford, Graduate student, North Dakota

Forward of the Year — Bobby Brink, Jr., F, Denver

Goaltender of the Year — Ryan Fanti, Jr., Minnesota Duluth

Herb Brooks Coach of the Year — Brad Berry, North Dakota

Player of the Year — Brink

Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com

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