Scoring the first hat-trick of his NCAA career was highlighting a spectacular October that Red Wings draftee Mazur was producing for the reigning NCAA champion Denver Pioneers. It was such an impressive performance that it garnered the Detroit draft pick honors as the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Player of the Month.
Carter Mazur had a natural hat trick on Friday & finished with a 5-goal weekend–the first such one by a Pioneer since Jarid Lukosevicius on Nov. 2-3, 2018
— Denver Hockey (@DU_Hockey) October 31, 2022
The sophomore left-winger, Detroit’s 70th overall selection in the 2021 NHL entry draft, is tied for first in the nation with 10 goals, Mazur also ranks tied for ninth in points with 13 through eight games. As well, he’s first in the NCAA with four game-winning goals, and tied for first with five power-play tallies.
The 20-year-old from Jackson, Michigan has scored in six of the eight contests this year. He has recorded three multi-goal games and picked up multiple points in four contests. Mazur is currently riding a three-game goal streak during which he has registered six goals and one assist.
Mazur Enjoys Goal-Scoring Feast On Weekend
On the weekend Mazur recorded five goals in two games, earning him NCHC Player of the Week honors on Monday. He registered his first career three-goal outing on Friday in a 4-0 win at Miami, with each of his markers coming consecutively for the first natural hat trick by a Denver player since Quentin Shore on Nov. 21, 2014 versus Air Force.
It was just the fourth such hat-trick by a Pioneers player over the past 24 years. Mazur then tallied the game-tying and game-winning goals on Saturday in the team’s 4-2 comeback victory at Miami.
An alternate captain for the Pioneers, Mazur is the first Denver player to record a five-goal weekend since Jarid Lukosevicius also had five tallies in a home set versus Western Michigan on Nov. 2-3, 2018.
This is Mazur’s first NCHC Player of the Month award of his career. The NCHC was naming him Rookie of the Month three times last season as a freshman, including in the final month for March/April.