COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Postseason recognition keeps pouring in for Miami hockey senior forward Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill./USANTDP (USHL)) as the RedHawks’ leading scorer was tabbed a finalist for National Collegiate Hockey Conference Forward of the Year on Thursday afternoon.
Louis led the RedHawks with a career-high 37 points on 13 goals (also a career best) and 24 assists, a total that tied for the second most in the NCHC this season. The Winfield, Illinois native put up at least one point in 25 of the 34 games he played while posting 10 of his 31 career multi-point games in 2016-17. He also strung together a career-high eight game point streak from Dec. 9-Jan. 20.
The senior forward was among the league’s top weapons in conference games as well, with his 27 points (8g, 19a) in 24 NCHC contests ranking third among league skaters. Louis was named First-Team All-NCHC on Wednesday, the first time he has earned the distinction. This is also the first time that Louis has been tabbed a finalist for a postseason specialty award.
Louis and the RedHawks begin NCHC Tournament play with a best-of-three series at Minnesota Duluth on Friday night. Puck drop is at 8:07 p.m.