Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Corban Knight Red Baron WCHA Offensive Player of the Week

MADISON, Wis. – University of North Dakota forward Corban Knight, who led all conference players with six scoring points as his team fashioned a two-game road sweep over league rival Michigan Tech last weekend, is the Red Baron® WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Dec. 18.
 A 6-2, 200-pound senior center from High River, Alberta, Knight had three goals and three assists for six points, factored in on both game-winning goals, put seven shots on goal and earned a +5 plus/minus rating as UND improved to 10-5-3 overall and moved into a second place tie in the WCHA. In last Friday’s (Dec. 14) 6-1 victory over the Huskies, Knight scored twice on two shots, including the game-winning goal, and added two assists for the first four-point game of his collegiate career. He also went 8-of-13 (61.9%) in the face-off circle. In Saturday’s (Dec. 15) 4-1 win, he scored his third goal of the weekend, assisted on teammate Danny Kristo’s game-winner, blocked three shots, and went 12-of-18 (60%) on face-offs.
 Knight tops North Dakota and is third in scoring among WCHA players this season with 23 points (8g, 15a). He is in the midst of a career-long 13-game point-scoring streak with 6-15=21 and a career-long five-game goal-scoring streak. It is UND’s longest point streak since Danny Kristo’s 13-gamer in 2009-10.

Also nominated: Jeff Jubinville, F, BSU; Tony Cameranesi, F, UMD; Matt White, F, UNO; Drew LeBlanc, F, SCSU.