Mission Alum Josh Lopina named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year!

Josh Lopina is the first Massachusetts Minuteman to be named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Year. The first-year center won more faceoffs than any other rookie in the NCAA during the 2020-21 regular season, claiming victory at the dot 244 times. His 244 wins were third-most of any player in Hockey East and the 10th-highest total of any skater nationally. His seven goals tied for the most among his league classmates and included more power-play strikes than any other conference first-year player. The Minooka, Illinois native led all national freshman with 116 faceoff wins across November and December, 53 more wins than the next closest rookie. In the first two months of the year, Lopina paced all Hockey East rookies with four goals, seven assists, three power-play goals, four power-play points, and 116 faceoff wins. He netted the first game-winning goal of his career on Dec. 20 against Vermont and enjoyed a three-game point streak during which he has compiled five points and four assists, including one game-winning helper. CHICAGO MISSION ALUM JOSH LOPINA




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