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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Olver takes monthly CCHA honors

CCHA Press Release

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced this week that junior forward Mark Olver of Northern Michigan has been named the RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month for February. This is the second time Olver has earned the honor in his career.

Olver, a 22-year-old from Burnaby, Britsh Columbia, led the Wildcats to a 6-1-1 record in February while averaging 1.88 points per game. His efforts helped NMU improve its place in the league standings from 10th at the beginning of the month to fourth at the end of the regular season. Olver totalled 15 points in February, six goals and nine assists, to finish as the CCHA’s leading scorer in conference play (17-18-35) and overall (19-27-46). He tallied at least one point in all eight games and registered four multiple-point games.

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound junior was named CCHA Player of the Week on March 1 after a five-point weekend during a sweep of Lake Superior (Feb. 26-27). Olver scored both goals, including the overtime game-winner, in a 2-1 victory over the Lakers and followed that up the with three assists the next night in a 3-0 win. He also registered five points as the Wildcats took two games from Western Michigan (Feb. 12-13). Olver opened the series with two goals and two assists in a 7-2 win and added an assist on the game-winning goal Saturday night.

Special mention for RBC Financial Group CCHA Player of the Month honors goes to Alaska senior forward Dion Knelsen, Bowling Green senior forward Kai Kantola, Ferris State senior forward Casey Haines, Michigan junior forward Louie Caporusso, Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Matt Ambroz and Ohio State sophomore forward Zac Dalpe.

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