Cooper Moore (in white) during the 2019-20 BCHL season as a member Chilliwack Chiefs. Moore is now a freshman defenceman at the University of North Dakota. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cooper Moore (in white) during the 2019-20 BCHL season as a member Chilliwack Chiefs. Moore is now a freshman defenceman at the University of North Dakota. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Cooper Moore wins NCAA weekly award

The freshman defenceman was the top blueliner in his NCAA Div 1 conference last weekend

Cooper Moore is the latest Chilliwack Chiefs alum to win an NCAA award this season.

The first-year defenceman has just been named the Defenceman of the Week in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Moore is a teammate of Jordan Kawaguchi’s on the University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Hawks. He collected two points last weekend as UND split a pair of road games with the Omaha Mavericks. Both points came in a 6-2 win Friday. Moore scored his second goal of the season just 85 seconds in to open the scoring, adding the primary assist on the fourth Fighting Hawks goal.

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Moore has five points in 14 games.

He played for Chilliwack last year and led the BCHL in goals by a defenceman with 12. He tied for 13th in scoring by blueliners with 33 points in 55 games. He is a Detroit Red Wings prospect, picked in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 2019 National Hockey League draft.


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