Bobby Brink of the DU Pioneers named National Hockey Player of the Month for February – The Denver Post

Denver Pioneers right winger Bobby Brink was named National Player of the Month by the Hockey Commissioners’ Association on Thursday.

The 5-foot-9, 166-pound junior had five goals and 10 assists in eight games, leading DU to a 5-3-0 record last month. On the season, he is the NCAA’s leading scorer with 50 points (13 goals and 37 assists). He also leads the nation in assists and points per game (1.56).

Brink is the second Pioneers player to earn national monthly honors this season, joining senior Brett Stapley, who was recognized in December.

DU, ranked No. 3 in the nation, will wrap up its regular season schedule this weekend with a home-and-away series against Colorado College. The Tigers host at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Colorado Springs and the season ends at 7 p.m. Saturday at Magness Arena.

The Pioneers (23-8-1) retained the Gold Pan earlier this season by sweeping a two-game set with Colorado College by a combined score of 9-0. The sweep was part of an 11-game unbeaten streak that ended in a 3-2 loss at Minnesota-Duluth on Feb. 12.

The Pios are 2-3-0 in their last five games, including a split at Omaha last weekend, and sit second behind North Dakota in the NCHC standings. DU is locked in one of four spots at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff on March 18-19 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Catherine J. Martinez