Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Johnny Coughlin has been named the AHC Defensive Player of the Week.
Coughlin played one season in Vernon last year (2014-15) playing in 55 games with the Vipers, collecting (3-goals-15-assists-18-points). Coughlin is in his first season with the Holy Cross Crusaders.
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This is posted on the Crusaders website:
Johnny Coughlin Named AHC Defensive Player Of The Week
Holy Cross Athletics 02-23-2016
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross freshman defenseman Johnny Coughlin (Fairport, N.Y.) has been named the Travel Team USA Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the two-game sweep of AIC on Feb. 19-20. This is Coughlin’s first AHC weekly award.
Coughlin netted his first two collegiate goals on the week. In the 8-1 win versus AIC on Feb. 19, he scored his first collegiate goal and posted an assist. Then on Feb. 20 and with the score tied at 1-1, he netted the game-winning goal with just 2:30 left in the third period. He was also part of a defense that allowed only two goals. For the season, he has two goals and five assists for seven points.
The Crusaders (16-11-5, 14-7-5 AHC) will conclude the regular season with a home-and-home series with Sacred Heart (12-16-4, 10-13-3 AHC) on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at 7:05 p.m. Friday’s game will be in Milford, Conn., while Saturday’s game is at the Hart Center and is Senior Night. The Crusaders are tied for second place with 33 points with Air Force and RIT. Robert Morris is first with 36 points.
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