St. Lawrence University freshman forward Sean McGovern has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for the week of Jan. 5 in voting by the league's coaches.
McGovern, a wing from Milton, ON, becomes the first Saint to win the ECAC's weekly rookie honor this season and the third individual to earn a weekly honor. Kyle Flanagan was a two-time Player of the Week and Matt Weninger a two-time Goaltender of the Week earlier this season.
McGovern had his first multi-point game in a 4-3 loss to RIT on Friday, assisting on all three Saint goals, and earned his fourth point of the weekend when he assisted on the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday night, a win which gave the Saints the 1000th victory in their program history.
McGovern had five points, all on assists, in 19 games thus far this season.
The Saints return to ECAC action at Appleton Arena Friday and Saturday, hosting Yale and Brown in 7 p.m. starts.