Miami University’s Riley Barber and Trevor Hamilton were named National Collegiate Hockey Conference Offensive and Rookie of the Week, announced by the league office. The awards are the first-ever in league history.
Barber totaled seven points on four goals and three assists on the weekend to help the RedHawks sweep Ohio State. On Friday night, the sophomore winger dished out two assists, collecting the primary helper on Miami’s first two goals. Saturday, he notched a career-high five points in a 6-3 victory, scoring four goals, including the game-winner, while adding an assist. Barber posted a plus-4 rating in Saturday’s win, while he became the first RedHawk to score four goals in a game since December 11, 2009.
Hamilton was strong in his first collegiate action, registering three assists from the blueline and blocking three shots to aid in Miami’s sweep of Ohio State. On Friday, he assisted on the game-winning goal on the road while blocking a shot and posting a +1 rating. The next night, he handed out a pair of helpers, again assisting on the game-winner, while blocking two shots. Hamilton also had a +3 rating in the contest Saturday and finished +4 on the weekend.
Miami hosts North Dakota this weekend inside Steve Cady Arena.