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NCAA Roundup: Oct. 5

The college hockey season kicked off over the weekend, which means it’s time for our first NCAA Roundup, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance, of the season.

NCHC Defenceman of the Week

Dylan Anhorn – Senior – St. Cloud State University (Prince George Spruce Kings)

After transferring from Union College in the offseason, Anhorn made an immediate impact for the Huskies in their season-opening sweep of St. Thomas. The Calgary, Alta. native tallied five points on seven SCSU goals against the Tommies, including tying a career high with three points in Saturday’s season-opening 3-1 win. Anhorn scored the Huskies first goal of the season, then dished out assists on their next two tallies to have a hand in all three goals. A day later, Anhorn handed out two more assists in his home debut, both primary helpers on power-play goals, in a 4-0 shutout. Anhorn ended the weekend with a goal and four assists.

The 23-year-old played two seasons with Prince George in the BCHL, piling up a combined 52 points in 111 regular-season games. He also played a huge role in the Spruce Kings back-to-back trips to the Fred Page Cup Final in 2018 and 2019, totaling 21 points in 41 postseason contests and ultimately winning a league championship in his final season in the BCHL.

CCHA Rookie of the Week

Joey Larson (F) – Freshman – Northern Michigan University (Chilliwack Chiefs)

Larson helped Northern Michigan pick up a split in their season-opening series with Bowling Green last week, scoring his first collegiate goal on Sunday after assisting on a pair on Saturday to give him a rookie-best three points on the week. He recorded eight shots, which was third most among all league skaters, netted one power-play goal and had one block at the defensive end.

The 2001-born forward played the 2019-20 campaign with the Chiefs and posted 14 goals, 19 assists and 33 points in 52 regular-season games.