J.T. Brown has been selected the Red Baron® WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after racking up five goals, including four in one night, in the University of Minnesota Duluth’s two-game league series at the University of Alaska Anchorage last weekend.
The sophomore right winger from Burnsville, Minn., accounted for all of UMD’s scoring in a 4-1 triumph Friday, registering a natural hat trick in the opening 19:10 of play before adding a fourth goal (one shy of the school’s single-season record) with 4:26 to go in regulation.
The following night in a 3-2 setback, Brown got the Bulldogs on the board at 9:26 of the third period with his 16th goal of the season, tying his rookie year total. He finished a plus-4 on the weekend and buried five of the nine shots he put on net.
The reigning NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player and a 2010-11 All-Rookie Team pick, Brown currently ranks first in the country in plus-minus (+27) and is tied for ninth in scoring with 37 points. He’s the first Bulldog to collected two hat tricks in the same season (his other came at the Nebraska Omaha on Jan. 13) since MacGregor Sharp did it in 2008-09.