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Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes graduate Savage cops NCHC Rookie of the Month honors

 

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After a seven-point November, Miami University freshman forward Ryan Savage has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Month.

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After posting just one point in seven October games, the Scottsdale native led all NCHC skaters with seven points on two goals and five assists in Miami’s eight-game slate.

He began the month earning confidence with three points, albeit in an exhibition, against USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program on Nov. 1.

In the first NCHC series of the year, Savage posted his first official multi-point game with a goal and an assist at North Dakota. Two weeks later, he put up a three-point night on a goal and two assists before netting the game-winning tally in the 3-on-3 overtime in a 3-3 tie at Omaha. His four-point weekend at Omaha helped the RedHawks claim their first NCHC road series win since Jan. 2016.

During his youth hockey career, Savage starred for the Jr. Coyotes.

Savage is the third Miami player to earn the NCHC Rookie of the Month award, joining Jack Roslovic (Oct. 2015) and Phoenix native Phil Knies (Jan. 2018).

Photo/Ricardo Trevino Jr.

(Dec. 3, 2019)