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NCHC tabs San Jose native, Jr. Sharks grad McKown Rookie of the Week


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The NCHC announced today that Colorado College freshman forward Hunter McKown is the conference’s Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 3.

McKown had his best game as a Tiger to open 2021, helping Colorado College to a weekend split with Gold Pan rival and then-No. 16 Denver.

In Friday’s New Year’s Day opener, McKown quadrupled his season point total, tallying a career-high three points in a 4-3 victory over DU in Colorado Springs.

He played a role in CC’s final three goals Friday, scoring the Tigers’ second goal with a nifty move to put them in front, while dishing out the primary assist on CC’s next two goals, including the game-winner in the third period. They were his first collegiate assists, as well, and marked his first points since the Dec. 8 season opener.

The San Jose native became the first CC player with three points in a game against Denver since Dec. 8, 2017.

In Saturday’s home-and-home finale, McKown fired one shot on goal in a loss at Denver. He finished the series with a goal, two assists, three shots on goal and an even plus/minus.

On the season, he now has four points on two goals and assists each.

During his youth career, McKown skated for the San Jose Jr. Sharks.

Photo/Casey B. Gibson

(Jan. 4, 2021)

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