Bemidji State Beaver forward Ross Armour was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s (WCHA) Rookie of the Week, after the Beavers swept their weekend games against Michigan Tech.
Bemidji defeated Armour’s cousin Jake Lucchini and his Michigan Tech Huskies 4-3 on Friday , then skated to a 3-0 shutout victory on Saturday.
Armour, a former Trail Smoke Eaters’ and Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ forward, put up big numbers, assisting on four of the Beavers’ seven goals in the series.
The Rossland native assisted on three of the four goals in Friday’s 4-3 outdoor win, with his final helper coming on Dillon Eichstadt’s game-winning overtime goal at the annual outdoor game played on Bemidji Lake.
Lucchini and another former Smoke Eaters, Greyson Reitmeier, also earned assists for the Huskies in the OT loss.
On Saturday, Armour assisted on BSU’s second goal in a 3-0 win to complete the series sweep. Armour is tied for third in WCHA scoring on the weekend and led all rookies. He finished the series with a +2 plus/minus rating and two shots on goal. The Freshman has yet to score a goal, but has 12 assists in 26 games, second most on the Beavers.
Bemidji goalie Zach Driscoll also earned the WCHA Goaltender of the Week.
The Rookie honour is Armour’s second and comes a month after earning his first RoW on Dec. 17.
Armour played three seasons, 2015-18, with the Smoke Eaters scoring 45 goals and 103 points in 139 regular season games. He played 2014-15 as a 16-year-old with Beaver Valley Nitehawks netting 14 goals and 57 points in 49 KIJHL matches.
The Beavers are 12-11-3 overall, 10-7-1 within Conference and tied with Michigan Tech for fifth place in the WCHA.