FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that forward T.J. Tynan of Notre Dame has been named the CCHA Rookie of the Month for November.

Tynan led the CCHA in scoring for the month, helping the Fighting Irish to a 4-3-1 record. He finished November with a 6-6-12 scoring line, tallying points in 7-of-8 games, with four multi-point efforts. Currently, he is Notre Dame’s leading scorer with an 8-10-18 chart, which places him fourth on the CCHA scoring list. He also leads all CCHA rookies in scoring while being tied for second in the nation in points, and is fourth nationally in points-per-game average at 1.20 among the country’s freshmen. He also registered a +5 rating with a .316 shooting percentage on 19 shots. Of Tynan’s six goals, two were on the power play, two were short-handed and one was a game winner.

The 18-year-old from Orland Park, Ill., started the month with a power-play goal against Bowling Green, a 3-2 loss. The next night, Tynan had a career best three-point night, tallying a 1-2-3 line, and scoring the game-winning goal. His performance at Bowling Green earned him the honor of CCHA Rookie of the Week. Tynan finished the following weekend with one goal and two assists, 8 shots and a +1 rating in a series split at Michigan to earn his second consecutive CCHA Rookie of the Week award. At home against Michigan State on Nov. 19-20, Tynan opened the series with a 1-1-2 line and a +2 rating, with his tally coming on the power play, in Notre Dame’s win, 6-2. The following night, he scored a short-handed goal, helping Notre Dame to a 4-2 win and sweep of the Spartans. North Dakota became the first team to keep Tynan off the scoresheet during the month in a 6-3 loss by the Irish on Nov. 26. He rebounded the following night, potting a short-handed goal and an assist in the Irish’s 2-2 tie against the Fighting Sioux.

Special mention for CCHA Rookie of the Month honors goes to Bowling Green forward Brett Mohler, Lake Superior goaltender Kevin Kapalka, Michigan forward Luke Moffatt, Ohio State defenseman Curtis Gedig and Western Michigan forward Chase Balisy.

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