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Newport Coast native, Jr. Kings alum Lown selected NCHC Rookie of the Week



Miami University freshman forward Ben Lown has been tabbed the NCHC Rookie of the Week for the week ending Nov. 26, 2017.


Lown, a 19-year-old Newport Coast native, had the best weekend of his young career, nearly doubling his career total of three points entering the series, as he tallied two points in a 6-3 win over Bowling Green State University on Friday.

He scored his first career goal 6:15 into the first period to put Miami in front 1-0, while he also handed out the primary assist on Josh Melnick’s goal that made it 3-1 Miami early in the second period. It was his first career multi-point game on Friday, as well, when he was plus-1 playing on the top line.

In Saturday’s 2-2 tie, Lown fired a shot on goal and had an even rating, as he finished the weekend with a goal, an assist, plus-1 and two shots on goal, while also blocking three shots in the two games.

As a youth, Lown skated for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings.

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(Nov. 27, 2017)