BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The recognitions keep coming for sophomore forward Vincent de Mey following his hot start to the season. After posting at least one point in each of the team's first six games (6-2-8), de Mey has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Forward of the Month as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon. De Mey was also named Player of the Week twice in October.
As October came to a close, de Mey had found the back of the net in five different games while his three goals on the power play ranked second in the nation and his six goals and eight total points ranked tied for first among all Wildcats.
Through the first four games of the season, de Mey had matched his rookie total of five goals, which includes recording his first career multi-goal game (two) in a 4-3 victory at then-No. 20/RV Boston University.
Averaging 1.00 goals per game through the first month of competition, de Mey ranked third nationally and sat second in the league in overall point-scoring with 1.50 points per game. He led the WCHA in total goals (six) and recorded the most points on the power play of any WCHA member with three goals and an assist for four total points.
His streak helped carry the Northern Michigan Wildcats to their first four-win opening month since 2017-18 (4-2-0) and strongest start by win percentage since the 2014-15 season (4-0-1).
Following the first weekend of November, de Mey now boasts seven goals and two assists for nine total points. He added another power play tally to his season total Saturday night, bringing his season total to four, a national best.
He and the rest of the Wildcats return to the Berry Events Center this coming weekend (Nov. 8-9) when they host St. Cloud State University a pair of non-conference tilts. The team currently holds the second longest undefeated streak in Division I hockey with a 6-0-1 record in their last seven games.