Smith, Knapp and Czarnik Named CCHA Players of the Week
Reilly Smith Connor Knapp Austin Czarnik
Miami seniors Reilly Smith and Connor Knapp were named the CCHA Offensive Player and Goaltender of the Week respectively, while freshman Austin Czarnik was named the CCHA Rookie of the Week for their collective efforts in Miami’s sweep of then #8 Western Michigan.
Smith scored Miami’s first four goals of the weekend including a hat trick in Friday’s 3-1 victory while Knapp stopped 48 of 49 shots on the weekend notching his second shutout of the season. And, not to be overlooked, Miami freshman phenom Austin Czarnik tallied four assists on the weekend including helpers on all three Smith goals on Friday night.
Smith and Czarnik have now won a CCHA weekly award three times each this season and Knapp earned his second — both over the past three weeks.
MURedHawks.com has more on each player’s success.