Denver's Bobby Brink wins two honors at NCHC Awards Celebration
Junior forward named conference Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
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