Feb. 21, 2005
OXFORD, Ohio -- For the second consecutive week, Miami junior Andy Greene (Trenton, Mich.) has been named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's Defensive Player of the Week. Miami's captain tallied three points in a two-game road sweep of Alaska Fairbanks over the weekend to retain the title of the NCAA's top-scoring defenseman. He has seven goals and 26 assists for 33 points.
Greene was held pointless in Friday night's 5-1 win over the Nanooks but led a Miami defensive unit that blocked 26 shots on the night. The junior tied a career high for the second consecutive week with a trio of assists on Saturday in Miami's 5-4, come-from-behind victory. It was his team-leading 10th multi-point game of the season.
Greene is second on the team in points with 33 and leads Miami in assists with 26. In addition, he is currently 49th in fan voting for the prestigious Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the nation's most outstanding college hockey player. You can vote for Greene by visiting www.hobeybaker.com.
Miami takes this week off before finishing the CCHA season with a home-and-home series with Ohio State on March 4-5. The RedHawks are alone in sixth place in the CCHA with a record of 11-12-3 in league action, two points ahead of Alaska Fairbanks and two points behind Bowling Green.