MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Senior captain Bryn Labbe (Calagry, Alberta) and freshman forward Maddie Moell (Clarence Center, N.Y.) were named the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Player and Rookie of the Week respectively on Monday afternoon for Week 6.
Labbe had a huge weekend, scoring three goals and adding an assist for four points to help lead Norwich to a weekend sweep. Labbe scored the eventual game-winning goal in
Friday's 5-1 win over Salem State. She also had an assist on Norwich's first goal of the game.
Labbe scored twice in Saturday's 12-0 win over Johnson & Wales, including the second goal of the game. She finished with a +3 plus-minus rating on the weekend and was dominant in the faceoff circle all weekend, winning 25 of 30 face offs.
Labbe has won two NEHC Player of the Week awards in her career and four Rookie of the Week honors, including the 2015-16 Rookie of the Year.
Moell had a breakout offensive weekend, scoring two goals and notching two assists for four points. She had a goal and assist in each game to lead the Cadets to a four-point weekend.
Moell scored her first collegiate goal to open the scoring in Friday's 5-1 win over Salem State. She also had an assist on the eventual game-winning goal vs the Vikings.
Moell followed up with a repeat performance vs. Johnson & Wales. She finished with a +4 plus-minus rating on the weekend.
Norwich has claimed four of the six NEHC Player of the Week awards so far this season, including four of the five weeks the Cadets have actually played games in.
Norwich (7-2-0, 7-0-0 NEHC) extended its league winning streak to 25 straight games with the wins over Salem State and Johnson & Wales. Norwich is a remarkable 133-5-4 in the last nine seasons in NEHC play.
The Cadets close the 2018-portion of their schedule with a busy week featuring three games, starting with a non-league matchup at Conn. College on Tuesday at 7 p.m. NU then returns home to face Suffolk University and UMass Boston on Friday and Saturday.
Norwich is ranked No. 4 in both the USCHO.com and d3hockey.com national rankings again this week. Adrian College leads the poll for the second straight week. If nothing changes over the next two weeks, Norwich will host the top four teams in the country in the annual East-West Hockey Classic on Sunday, January 6 and Monday, January 7.