Incoming Notre Dame freshman named junior player of the year
The challenge for a lot of junior hockey players is how their game will translate to the college level. We have no idea what Cole Knuble, son of former NHL veteran Mike Knuble, will do at Notre Dame his freshman year. But if the honors he’s accumulated so far are any indication, he will be quite the player for the Irish.
Knuble has been named the Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year, which goes to the best U.S.-born junior hockey player. This is on top of him winning the USHL’s Curt Hammer Award, which is awarded to a player with great contributions both on and off the ice. He definitely did that as the leading scorer (66 points) of the Fargo Force. It’s no coincidence that the Force had the league’s best regular-season record and made it to the Clark Cup Finals.
This is the beginning of what should be a nice long career for Knuble. Here’s hoping that includes a big impact in South Bend.
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