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NEHC Weekly Honors Archive



February 13, 2017
Player of the Week
Ryan O'Toole – Castleton University
(Junior, Forward – Ogdensburg, N.Y.)

player O'Toole racked up five points on three goals and two assists as he helped Castleton lock up the No. 4 seed and a home game in the NEHC postseason. The junior opened the week with a two-goal performance in a 3-1 win on the road at Southern Maine. On Saturday, O'Toole chipped in with a goal and two assists. The five-point week helped him achieve a new single-season high in points for his career, and made him one of nine Spartans with double-digit points on the season.

Goaltender of the Week
Brett Kilar – New England College
(Senior, Goaltender – Coto de Caza, Calif.)

player Kilar posted a .959 save percentage and a 1.50 goals-against average in a 2-0 week for the Pilgrims. He picked up his seventh career shutout on Friday against UMass Boston with a 42-save performance before tallying 29 saves in the team's 4-3 win over Babson in the battle for second place.

Rookie of the Week
Troy Taylor – Castleton University
(Freshman, Defense – Mississauga, Ont.)

player Taylor had a solid week for Castleton, providing five points on a goal and four assists for the Spartan offense. In Friday's 3-1 win at Southern Maine, Taylor registered an assist on the game's first goal, before coming back with a career-best four-point game on Saturday at Daniel Webster. Taylor had two points in each of the final two periods of that contest, racking up two assists in the second period, and a goal and an assist in the third period of a 10-1 road win.



February 6, 2017
Player of the Week
Dan Casey – Babson College
(Senior, Forward – Chatham, N.J.)

player Casey scored two goals and added one assist for a three-point weekend. The senior forward scored a pair of goals in Friday's 2-2 overtime tie with No. 1/1 Norwich, and then recorded an assist in Saturday's 4-0 victory over Saint Michael's.

Goaltender of the Week
Bryan Botcher – Babson College
(Sophomore, Goaltender – Mequon, Wis.)

player Botcher continued his stellar play with a career-high 45 saves in a 2-2 overtime tie against No. 1/1 Norwich on Friday night. The junior netminder posted a 1.85 goals against average and a .957 save percentage, and is now unbeaten in four consecutive starts.

Rookie of the Week
William Riise – New England College
(Freshman, Forward – Charlottenlund, Denmark.)

player Riise scored his first career hat trick in the third period in NEC's 9-1 win against Daniel Webster on Friday. He finished the weekend with five points as he also added two assists, one against Daniel Webster and one against Southern Maine, to aid the Pilgrims to a 2-0 week.



January 30, 2017
Player of the Week
William Pelletier – Norwich University
(Senior, Forward – St. Jean Chrysostome, Que.)

player Pelletier had a five-point weekend with a goal and four assists to lead Norwich to a four-point sweep and help the Cadets wrap up their 18th league regular season title in the last 19 years. Pelletier tallied a goal and three assists, including the primary assist on the game-tying and eventual game-winning goals in a 7-5 come-from-behind win over Skidmore on Saturday for the Cadets first win vs. the Thoroughbreds in four tries. Pelletier also had an assist in Friday's 3-0 win over Castleton.

Goaltender of the Week
Ty Reichenbach - Norwich University
(Senior, Goaltender – Billings, Mont.)

player Reichenbach shined on senior weekend, making 36 of 37 stops and picking up both victories. Reichenbach stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn a 3-0 shutout victory over Castleton on Friday. He then came on in relief halfway through Saturday's game to only allow one goal on 15 shots to backstop the Cadets to a 7-5 win over Skidmore. He is now 8-1-2 on the season.

Rookie of the Week
Carlos Fornaris – New England College
(Freshman, Forward – Miami, Fla.)

player Fornaris needed just 20 seconds to score the first goal of the game in NEC's 6-2 win over Saint Anselm. Seven-and-a-half minutes later, he slipped a pass between two defenders to set up teammate Chris Santello for the team's second goal. Fornaris finished with a goal and two assists and was +3 in the victory.



January 23, 2017
Player of the Week
Cody Smith – Norwich University
(Senior, Defense – Hudson, Mass.)

player Smith had an impressive weekend, tallying four assists in both wins for Norwich for eight points in two games by a defenseman. He had a hand in all four goals in the 4-3 win over New England College and then assisted on four goals in a 6-1 win over Saint Anselm. Smith took over the team lead in points and now leads the nation in assists. Smith blocked five shots on the weekend and was a +4 plus/minus rating.

Goaltender of the Week
Ryan Mulder – Castleton University
(Junior, Goaltender – Ottawa, Ont.)

player Mulder posted his best two games of the season as Castleton extended its unbeaten streak to six games over the weekend. In a Friday night tie against Babson, Mulder allowed just two goals while make a then-season-high 30 saves. The junior followed that performance up with an even better one on Saturday, keeping a potent UMass-Boston offense scoreless through two periods in an eventual 2-2 draw. He stopped a season-high 32 shots in the game, keeping the Beacons two goals below their season average of 4.26 goals per game.

Rookie of the Week
Nolan Redler – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Freshman, Forward – Winchester, Mass.)

player Redler posted a team-high four goals and six points to help UMass Boston earn a pair of road results against conference foes. On Friday night, Redler netted his first collegiate hat trick and added two assists in a 7-2 win over Skidmore College. He tacked on the game-tying goal in Saturday's comeback 2-2 tie at Castleton University.



January 16, 2017
Player of the Week
Sam D'Antuono – Saint Michael's College
(Sophomore, Forward – Hingham, Mass.)

player D'Antuono recorded two goals and two assists during a 2-0-1 week. In a 2-2 tie at Tufts on Tuesday, he scored 15 seconds into the second period - tying the game 40 seconds after Tufts took the lead. In a 3-2 win over Southern Maine on Friday, D'Antuono scored 1:12 into overtime to secure victory for the Purple Knights before totaling two assists during a 4-2 win at Daniel Webster on Saturday.

Goaltender of the Week
Brett Kilar – New England College
(Senior, Goaltender – Coto de Caza, Calif.)

player Kilar allowed just five goals (1.66 goals against) and notched 96 saves (.950 save percentage) in a 2-1 week for the Pilgrims. He recorded his third shutout of the season in a 30-save nonconference victory vs. Salem State. He added a 38-save performance in the team's 4-3 overtime win against Skidmore in which he posted 18 saves in the third period alone. The senior netminder also posted 28 saves to keep the Pilgrims in striking distance during their 2-1 loss to Castleton.

Rookie of the Week
Otis Golman – Castleton University
(Freshman, Forward– Vancouver, B.C.)

player Goldman came through in the clutch once again for Castleton this week, scoring the game-winning goal in a thrilling overtime win on the road. With just 30.8 seconds left in overtime at Saint Anselm, Goldman buried a rebound to give Castleton its fourth straight victory and first overtime win of the season. It was his fifth goal of the season, and his third game-winning goal, the second most in the conference.



January 9, 2017
Player of the Week
Colin Larkin – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Junior, Forward – Waterford, Mich.)

player Larkin paced the Beacons with four goals and six points in a 1-1 conference weekend. The junior went off for a career-high four goals and five points in Friday night's 5-2 win over St. Anselm College. He added an assist in Saturday's 2-1 loss to New England College. On the season, he leads the NEHC in goals (16), power-play goals (7) and game-winning goals (5).

Goaltender of the Week
Matt Pompa – Babson College
(Sophomore, Goaltender – Palm City, Fla.)

player Pompa stopped all 32 shots he faced to record his first shutout of the season as Babson stopped a four-game skid with a 3-0 win over New England College on Friday night. The sophomore netminder made 27 saves over the first two periods and lowered his goals against average to 1.72 on the year with his fourth career shutout.

Rookie of the Week
Ryan Cusin – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Freshman, Forward– Detroit, Mich.)

player Cusin put together another big weekend for the Beacons with two goals and three assists in two conference games. The freshman posted a team-best three assists and added a goal in Friday night's 5-2 win over St. Anselm College. On Saturday, he scored the Beacons' lone goal to extend his point-streak to nine in a row.



January 2, 2017
Player of the Week
William Pelletier – Norwich University
(Senior, Forward – St. Jean Chrysostome, Que.)

player Pelletier led Norwich to its 3rd Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Tournament title in the last 4 seasons, by earning his fourth straight NSB Tournament MVP. He scored two goals and notched three assists for five points in wins over Nazareth (3-1) and Williams (4-3). He had the primary assist on the game-winning goal vs. Nazareth and he scored the game-winning goal vs. Williams. He had a hand in every NU goal but two on the weekend.

Goaltender of the Week
Colin Soucy – Saint Anselm College
(Sophomore, Goaltender – North Andover, Mass.)

player In just his second start of the season, Soucy stopped 26-of-27 shots as Saint Anselm downed Manhattanville 2-1 to win the Middlebury Holiday Classic on Saturday. The 26 saves were a career-high for the sophomore and nine came in the final period as the Hawks rallied for the win.

Rookie of the Week
Ryan Cusin – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Freshman, Forward– Detroit, Mich.)

player Cusin paced the Beacons with a team-high two goals and four assists during the Codfish Bowl Tournament. He paced the team with two goals and three points in a win over Connecticut College, before tacking on an assist against Salve Regina University. Cusin leads the entire NEHC with his 20 total points and 1.54 points per game.



December 12, 2016
Player of the Week
Connor Fries – New England College
(Sophomore, Forward – Barnstable, Mass.)

player Fries scored twice in NEC's 4-3 win over Saint Anselm in their lone outing of the week. He netted the first goal of the game 8:19 into the first period and then scored the only power play goal of the game to put the Pilgrims up 2-1 in the first. He now leads the team in goals this season with seven.

Goaltender of the Week
Jordan Bustard – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Freshman, Goaltender – Flanders, N.J)

player Bustard backstopped #13/14 UMass Boston to a 4-1 win on Friday night at Wentworth Institute of Technology. The freshman stopped 27 of 28 shots to earn his sixth win of the season.

Rookie of the Week
Ryan Cusin – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Freshman, Forward– Detroit, Mich.)

player Cusin scored a career-high two goals to help #13/14 UMass Boston snap a three-game winless streak. The freshman scored the Beacons' first and third goals in a 4-1 non-conference win over Wentworth on Friday. With the two goals, Cusin extended his point-streak to five in a row.



December 5, 2016
Player of the Week
Danny Divis – Saint Michael's College
(Senior, Defense – Media, Pa.)

player Divis recorded three goals and one assist during the Purple Knights' 1-0-1 weekend against nationally-ranked opponents. In a 4-2 win over No. 12 Babson on Friday, he scored twice while helping the penalty kill hold the Beavers to a 1-of-8 showing with an extra man. During a 5-5 tie with No. 8 UMass Boston on Saturday, he notched a goal and an assist in Saint Michael's come-from-behind tie.

Goaltender of the Week
Ty Reichenbach – Norwich University
(Senior, Goaltender – Billings, Mont.)

player Reichenbach stopped all 18 shots he faced in his first game since Nov. 18 to help Norwich shutout No. 12 Babson in a 2-0 victory on Saturday afternoon. It was his second shutout of the season and the Cadets needed every save as neither team scored for the first 56 minutes of the game.

Rookie of the Week
Mike Ferraro – Saint Anselm College
(Freshman, Forward– Northbridge, Mass.)

player Ferraro scored his first collegiate goal as part of a four-point (3G, 1A) week for Saint Anselm, which went 2-1-0. The freshman found the back of the net twice and added an assist in a 10-2 victory at Daniel Webster on Friday evening and followed it up with a goal in a 4-1 win at Southern Maine the next day.



November 28, 2016
Co-Players of the Week
Charlie Ackerman – Babson College
(Junior, F/D – Bradenton, Fla.)

player Ackerman had a pair of game-winning goals and contributed one assist for three points in a 2-1 week for Babson. He assisted on the tying goal and then scored the game winner in Tuesday's 5-4 victory over UMass Dartmouth, and followed it up with another game-winning tally on Saturday as the Beavers edged Williams, 2-1.

Connor Fries – New England College
(Sophomore, Forward – Barnstable, Mass.)

player Fries had a monster week, scoring four goals and tallying an assist in a 2-0 week for the Pilgrims. He dished out an assist in the team's 8-2 win over Framingham State before exploding for a four-goal performance in the team's 6-3 victory over Wentworth. He becomes the first Pilgrim this season to record a hat trick.

Goaltender of the Week
Kyle Shapiro – University of Southern Maine
(Junior, Goaltender – Ocean, N.J.)

player In his only appearance this week, Shapiro stopped 47 of 48 shots (.979 save percentage) to backstop USM to a 2-1 win over nationally-ranked Trinity College. The junior netminder racked up an impressive 24 saves in the third stanza to keep the Bantams' explosive offense at bay.

Rookie of the Week
Carlos Fornaris – New England College
(Freshman, Forward– Miami, Fla.)

player Fornaris was instrumental in the Pilgrims' success this week as he totaled seven points on two goals and five assists. He was the team's leading points-producer in Tuesday's win over Framingham with two goals and two assists, and followed that with three assists in the team's 6-3 win over Wentworth on Saturday.



November 21, 2016
Player of the Week
Brett Norman – University of Southern Maine
(Junior, Forward – Dawson Creek, B.C.)

player In two weekend games against nationally-ranked teams, Norman had a hand in six out of seven goals as USM split the weekend trip. Norman scored USM's first goal and had an assist on the second in a 4-2 loss at Babson. The next day, he passed out four assists in a 5-2 upset in over #4 UMass Boston.

Goaltender of the Week
Jack McDonald - Skidmore College
(Senior, Goaltender – King City, Ont.)

player Stopped 32 shots in Skidmore's 3-2 overtime win against #12 Norwich. Down 2-0, the Thoroughbreds scored twice in the final 2:53 to force overtime. McDonald had four saves in the final minute of regulation and first minute of overtime during a 5-on-3 Norwich power play.

Rookie of the Week
Tim Allen – Skidmore College
(Freshman, Forward– Smithfield, R.I.)

player In a 2-0 weekend Smith had a goal and three assists. The freshman forward set-up the overtime game-winner in Skidmore's 3-2 win over Norwich and scored his first collegiate goal and had two assists in a 6-4 win over St. Michael's.



November 14, 2016
Co-Players of the Week
Rob Devaney – Babson College
(Junior, Forward – Reading, Mass.)

player Devaney finished the weekend with three goals and one assist for four points as Babson opened conference play with back-to-back wins. The junior forward scored the tying goal in Friday's 2-1 victory over Skidmore and then contributed two goals and one assist as the Beavers defeated Castleton, 4-1, on Saturday.

Tyler Piacentini– Norwich University
(Senior, Forward – South Weymouth, Mass.)

player Piacentini had a huge hand in Norwich going 2-0 for the second straight week to open NEHC play. He scored three goals and an assist for four points to have a hand in 2/3rds of the goals that NU scored on the weekend. He scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Saint Anselm as well as had an assist on the other goal. He also scored twice in Norwich's 4-3 win over New England College on Saturday.

Goaltender of the Week
Shane Joyce – Saint Anselm College
(Junior, Goaltender – Pembroke, Mass.)

player Joyce was 2-1 on the week for Saint Anselm, saving 96 of the 100 shots he faced. The junior posted a 24-save shutout in a 4-0 win over Saint Michael's on Saturday after recording a career-high 44 saves in a 2-0 loss to Norwich on Friday night. Joyce also added a nonconference win vs. Salem State to his impressive performance over the week, notching 28 saves in the victory.

Rookie of the Week
Brandon Kasel – Skidmore College
(Freshman, Goaltender– Ithaca, N.Y.)

player Kasel had 43 saves in his second career game to beat #2 UMASS-Boston on the road, 4-2. The freshman goaltender notched 15 third period saves as the Thoroughbreds killed off two late penalties.



November 7, 2016
Player of the Week
Nick Pichette – Norwich University
(Senior, Forward – Massena, N.Y.)

player Pichette had a career-night, tallying his first career hat trick as part of a four-point night to lead the Cadets to a 9-1 win over Daniel Webster. He also tallied an assist in a 4-2 win over Southern Maine to clinch four points on the weekend. He scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's win over Daniel Webster. Pichette leads the Cadets with six points on the year.

Goaltender of the Week
Jack McDonald – Skidmore College
(Senior, Goaltender – King City, Ont.)

player McDonald had 33 saves in a 4-1 win over New England College, with 13 coming in the third period alone. He helped the Thoroughbreds kill all 11 NEC power plays.

Co-Rookies of the Week
Jordan Bustard – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Freshman, Goaltender– Flanders, N.J.)

player Bustard posted his first collegiate shutout with 17 saves in #3 UMass Boston men's hockey's 6-0 shutout win over UMass Dartmouth. The freshman goalie stopped eight shots in the first period and held the Corsairs to an 0-for-4 showing on the power-play

Brandon Kasel – Skidmore College
(Freshman, Goaltender– Ithaca, N.Y.)

player Kasel was perfect in his collegiate debut, stopping all 28 shots he faced for his first career win and first career shutout in a 4-0 win over St. Anselm. The first-year goaltender made a key early breakaway save to preserve a 1-0 Skidmore lead.



October 31, 2016
Player of the Week
Jimmy Currier – University of Southern Maine
(Sophomore, Forward – Middleton, Mass.)

player Currier scored both goals in USM's 2-0, season opening win over visiting Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday. The first goal came within the first five minutes of the contest off assists from Brett Norman and Cole Klippenstein. Currier then added an insurance goal halfway through the third period to seal the victory for the Huskies. The two-goal effort was Currier's first collegiate multiple-goal game.

Goaltender of the Week
Kyle Shapiro – University of Southern Maine
(Junior, Goaltender – Ocean, N.J.)

player Shapiro opened the 2016-17 season making 21 saves to shut out Wentworth 2-0. Eight of those saves came in the final stanza as the Leopards attempted the comeback. The shutout was the second of Shapiro's career.

Rookie of the Week
Jordan Bustard – University of Massachusetts Boston
(Freshman, Goaltender– Flanders, N.J.)

player Bustard stopped 25 of 26 shots on Saturday in #3/4 UMass Boston's 5-1 win over Curry College. The freshman stopped the first 10 shots he faced and finished with 10 saves in the second stanza. He is the first Beacons freshman goalie to earn a win on Opening Day since the 2012-13 season opener.