The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that sophomore forward Alex Foster of Bowling Green State University has been named the RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month for November.
The 21-year-old from Canton, Mich., recorded four goals and 14 assists in eight games during the month to take over the national scoring lead with a 1.85 points-per-game average. He is also the country’s most productive set-up man with a 1.45 assists-per-game average.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound left-shot forward opened the month by scoring a goal and assisting on four others in a 7-3 home-ice victory over Nebraska-Omaha. He added two more assists as the Falcons completed a sweep the following evening and was recognized as the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 7.
Altogether, Foster registered points in seven-of-eight games during the month with six multi-point efforts that also included a two-goal, two-assist performance in an 8-4 win over Northern Michigan.
Foster, whose father, Dwight, spent 10 seasons in the NHL and whose older brother, Peter, is a junior netminder at Air Force, heads into December on a five-game point streak in which he’s produced 3-8-11. He also ranks first in CCHA overall scoring with a 5-19-24 chart and first in conference scoring with 5-16-21 totals.
Foster is the first BGSU player honored in the three-year history of the RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month award.
Special mention for RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month honors goes to Ohio State senior goalie Dave Caruso, Miami sophomore goalie Charlie Effinger, Michigan junior forward T.J. Hensick, Ferris State senior forward Greg Rallo, Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Scott Parse (Portage native) and Western Michigan senior forward Brent Walton.
2005-06 RBC Financial Group Players of the Month
November - Alex Foster, SO, F, Bowling Green
October - Bill Zaniboni, SO, G, Northern Michigan