T.J. Tynan Named National Rookie of the Month
December 3, 2010 09:54 AM
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. —T.J. Tynan, a freshman forward at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the HCA National Rookie of the Month for November.
The Orland Park, Ill., native, who played junior hockey for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL, led the CCHA in scoring for the month with a 6-6-12 line as the Fighting Irish compiled a 4-3-1 record. He registered points in seven outings with four multi-point games, two short-handed goals, two power-play goals and a game-winning goal.
Tynan earned CCHA Rookie of the Week accolades twice in November. The first honor came following a 2-2-4 performance in a split at Bowling Green on Nov. 5-6, and the next weekend he had the same statistics in a road split versus Michigan. He finished the month with a short-handed goal and an assist in a tie at North Dakota on Nov. 27. The 5-foot-8, 156-pound forward leads the Irish in scoring with eight goals and 18 points. He also tops the CCHA rookie scoring race and is tied for second nationally in points among freshman.
University of Denver sophomore forward Drew Shore is the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for November.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Denver native helped lead the Pioneers to a 7-1-0 record during November by scoring seven goals and adding seven assists. He recorded at least one point in seven contests, including three multi-point efforts. He finished the month with three power-play goals, a game-winning goal, and a +9 rating to go with 25 hits and five blocked shots.
Shore, who was selected by Florida in the second round, 44th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, was named MVP of the Denver Cup Classic on Nov. 27th after netting a tournament-leading four goals and six points in wins over Lake Superior State and Air Force. He recorded his first career hat trick and an assist in the Pioneers’ tournament-opening victory against the Lakers, 6-3, and followed up with the winning goal and an assist in a 3-1 decision over the Falcons.
A product of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, Shore, the WCHA co-Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 30, leads the league in conference scoring on the strength of five goals and 18 points. He is tied for the lead in overall scoring among WCHA players with a 12-10-22 line.