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Pens Prospect Archibald Named Co-Player of the Week

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

UNO sophomore forward Josh Archibald was named the WCHA's Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, sharing the award with North Dakota's Corban Knight.

Archibald, 5-11, 183 pounds from Brainerd, Minn., powered the host Mavericks (13-8-1) to back-to-back conference wins over visiting Colorado College on Jan. 4-5 at the CenturyLink Center and into first place in the WCHA.

He notched a three-goal hat trick, the first of his collegiate career, and was the First Star of the Game in UNO's 8-4 triumph last Friday night, scoring in each period at even-strength, on the power-play and while shorthanded. The following night, he scored his fourth goal of the series in the third period, giving him four goals on four shots, as the Mavericks completed the sweep over the Tigers with a 3-1 win. In the two games, he had four goals, four shots on goal and a +4 plus/minus rating.

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