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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Two Broncos earn monthly CCHA honors

Compiled by MiCHO Staff

Western Michigan forwards Patrick Galivan and Greg Squires have been named the CCHA RBC Player of the Month and CCHA Rookie of the Month, respectively, for February.

Galivan averaged 2.12 points per game, 17 in total, leading the CCHA and the nation in scoring for the month of February to capture the CCHA scoring title.

The Western Michigan senior tallied a point in all eight games in the month and finished the season on a 12-game point streak that started on January 23. Galivan recorded multiple points in seven of eight games and had two three-point performances: February 7 against Nebraska-Omaha (1-2-3) and Ferbruary 14 vs. Alaska (2-1-3). The 5-foot-10, 175-pound forward scored nine goals in February, finishing on a seven-game goal streak, including two multi-goal games.

The Oak Park, Ill., native helped WMU post a 5-2-1 record during the month and secure home-ice advantage for the first round of the CCHA playoffs. Averaging an assist per game, Galivan set up five goals and scored twice with the Broncos enjoying a man advantage to tie for the CCHA lead in power-play points in the month.

The business major had two game-winning goals in February to tie for first in the CCHA and fourth in the country.

Special mention for RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month honors goes to Bowling Green senior goalie Jimmy Spratt, Michigan sophomore forward Louie Caporusso, Michigan State senior goalie Jeff Lerg, Northern Michigan sophomore forward Greger Hanson, Notre Dame senior forward Erik Condra and Ohio State sophomore forward Sergio Somma.

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Squires, who was also named the CCHA Rookie of the Month for January, notched nine points in eight games, leading all CCHA rookies and tying for third nationally.

He recorded a point in seven of eight games including his first career three-point game (1-2-3) on February 7 in a 5-0 win at Nebraska-Omaha. Squires’ seven assists were tops among CCHA freshmen, tied for fifth with all CCHA players and tied for second in the country for rookies. The White Plains, N.Y., native scored two goals in the month with both coming on the power play.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound forward finished the month on a five-game point streak and totaled seven power-play points in February, best in the CCHA. Squires helped lead the Broncos to a 5-2-1 record as they earned a home-ice playoff berth as the number seven seed.

The freshman, who plans to major in exercise science, recorded 17 points in the last two months, finishing the season with 25 points, third in CCHA rookie scoring.

Forward Billy Maday of Notre Dame and forward David Wohlberg of Michigan earned special mention for CCHA Rookie of the Month for February.

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