Of note from the Denver University Pioneers’ website:
Carter Mazur Named NCHC Rookie of the Month for November
DENVER – Freshman Carter Mazur of the Denver Pioneers hockey team has been named the NCHC Rookie of the Month for November, the conference announced on Wednesday.
Mazur, 19, led all first-year players in the league in scoring during the month, registering five goals and two assists in six games. He tied for Denver’s overall scoring lead in November with sophomore Carter Savoie (5g/2a) and is currently on a four-game goal streak. The four-game stretch with a marker is the longest of Mazur’s career and the longest of the season by a Pioneer.
The Jackson, Michigan, native tallied a career-high three points (1g/2a) on Nov. 12 vs. Western Michigan, which included recording his first collegiate game-winning goal. He scored again the next night and went on to earn NCHC Rookie of the Week honors for Nov. 8-14—the first conference honor of his career.
After tallying on Nov. 19 vs. Miami, Mazur picked up his second multi-goal game of the season the following day as the Pioneers defeated the RedHawks 7-1 at Magness Arena to stretch the team’s winning streak to four games. The forward closed the month by posting a plus-7 rating in the final four games.
Mazur’s seven goals on the year are tied for the national lead by a freshman and ranks tied for second on the team in the category with fellow frosh Massimo Rizzo, as only Savoie has tallied more times (11).
This is the Pioneers’ second NCHC monthly honor of the season after Rizzo was named Rookie of the Month for October. This is the first time that Denver has picked up consecutive NCHC Rookie of the Month awards.
Mazur is now eligible for the Hockey Commissioners’ Association (HCA) National Rookie of the Month, which will be announced on Thursday.
Selected by his hometown Detroit Red Wings in the third round of the 2021 NHL Draft (70th overall), Mazur was named to Team USA’s preliminary roster for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship on Tuesday. He’ll be one of 31 players looking to make the 25-man squad when USA Hockey’s training camp begins on Dec. 12 in Plymouth, Michigan.
Western Michigan’s Ethen Frank was named the NCHC Player of the Month, while Ryan Fanti of Minnesota Duluth earned conference honors as the Goaltender of the Month.