Florida Panthers prospects Henrik Borgstrom and Evan Cowley had a memorable weekend for the University of Denver.
The Pioneers not only swept the University of Nebraska-Omaha with wins last Friday and Saturday, but also secured their first Penrose Cup, as the regular season NCHC Conference Champions. They begin their quarterfinal playoff series this weekend on March 10 against Colorado College.
DU enters the playoffs on a 11-game winning streak.
Borgstrom scored four goals over two games this past weekend, completing his freshman regular season with a team-leading 21 goals, 36 points, six game-winning goals (tied) and eight power play goals.
Described by NBCSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire as "a combination of Jaromir Jagr and Petr Nedved", the Panthers 2016 first round pick was named the NCHC Rookie of the Week for his four points in two games and was named to the 2016-17 NCHC All-Rookie Team.
The native of Helsinki, Finland, has produced points in five straight games (6-3-9) and goals in four consecutive games (6G).
In Cowley's first start since Jan. 7, he blanked Nebraska-Omaha with 28 saves, earning his first shutout of the season and fifth of his college career.
The senior netminder was named the NCHC Goaltender of the Week for his performance against Omaha. Florida's fourth round selection of the 2013 NHL Draft has posted a 1.38 goals against average and .946 save percentage over nine games this season.
The Springfield Thunderbirds will have their first-ever "Pink in the Rink" on Saturday against the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Recently acquired defenseman Reece Scarlett made his Springfield debut on March 3 vs. Lehigh Valley and scored his first goal as a T-Bird.
Over his last five games, Adam Mascherin has registered six points (1-5-6). He leads the Kitchener Rangers with 34 goals, 60 assists and 94 points, while ranking third in the Ontario Hockey League in points and second in assists. In his third season of OHL hockey with Kitchener, Mascherin has been among the league's top point producers all season long.
Below check out the story chronicling the rise of Mascherin's OHL career via KitchenerRangers.com
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