North Dakota’s Kawaguchi, Boston College’s Knight, Minnesota State’s McKay pick up monthly HCA awards

From left, Jordan Kawaguchi, Spencer Knight and Dryden McKay – the Nov. 2019 HCA national player of the month winners (photos: North Dakota Athletics, Boston College Athletics, Minnesota State Athletics).

North Dakota junior forward Jordan Kawaguchi has been selected the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Men’s Player of the Month for November, while Boston College goaltender Spencer Knight is the Rookie of the Month and Minnesota State sophomore goalie Dryden McKay is the Goaltender of the Month.

Kawaguchi averaged 1.78 points per game in November, which was second in the NCAA, with at least a point in eight of the nine games, including five multi-point outings. He scored six goals to tie for ninth nationally, four of which were game-winners, to lead the NCAA in November. He also dished out 10 assists, including three primary helpers on game-winning goals, which tied for sixth in the NCAA.

Knight went 7-1-0 in November with a 1.12 GAA and a .959 save percentage, including a 5-1-0 mark on the road. He posted two shutouts in league play against UConn and Vermont and didn’t allow more than two goals in any of his eight starts.

McKay backstopped the Mavericks to 7-1-1 mark for the month of November. He led all NCAA goaltenders with a 0.99 GAA and a .962 save percentage during the season’s second month.