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Jr. Kings alum, Thousand Oaks native Newell bags NCHC weekly award

 

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The NCHC announced its weekly player awards Monday and one California native made the cut.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Patrick Newell, St. Cloud State
Senior Forward
Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Newell led St. Cloud State to a five-point weekend against Colorado College, singlehandedly leading SCSU to a comeback win on Saturday.

On Friday, he was held off the scoreboard, but fired three shots on goal in a 2-2 overtime tie.

The next night, Newell tallied a career-high four points on two goals and two assists in a 5-4 overtime win. He had the primary assist on the game’s first goal, then tallied his final three points in a comeback effort. Trailing 4-2 late in the third period, Newell again had the primary assist on a goal to make it 4-3, while he scored the game-tying goal less than a minute later to force overtime and then scored the game-winner with 1:07 left in the extra session.

He put eight shots on goal in the comeback win and was plus-4 while earning First Star of the Game.

Newell finished the series with two goals, two assists, 11 shots on goal and a plus-4 plus/minus.

During his youth days, Newell skated for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings

Photo/St. Cloud State Athletics

(Feb. 11, 2019)