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NEHC Weekly Honors Archive



February 12, 2018
Players of the Week
Jonas Toupal - Hobart College
(Junior, Forward Vcelna, Czech Republic)

player Toupal led the Statesmen with five points in a 2-0-0 weekend for Hobart. He notched two assists in a 5-4 win over No. 12/11 Norwich on Friday night. On Saturday, Toupal logged a goal and two assists in a 4-2 victory over Castleton. He leads Hobart with 28 points on 14 goals and 14 assists.

Nolan Redler UMass Boston
(Sophomore, Forward Winchester, Mass.)

player Redler found his scoring touch at the right time, as he broke out for a team-high four goals and five total points in a pair of NEHC wins. After scoring just one goal in his previous six games, Redler scored two goals in both conference wins and recorded the game-winning tally in both contests. Redler is tied with teammate Colin Larkin for the Division III lead in goals (22) and ranks in the top 10 in Division III in power-play goals (8) and game-winning goals (4).

Goaltender of the Week
Bailey MacBurnie UMass Boston
(Sophomore, Goaltender Beverly, Mass.)

player MacBurnie backstopped the Beacons to a pair of victories, including setting a new career-high in saves on Friday night. The sophomore netminder went 2-0 with a .939 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average in two conference wins. On Friday night, MacBurnie made a career-high 40 saves on 42 shots against New England College to help UMass Boston snap their two-game losing streak. He added 22 saves on Saturday to become only the third player in program history to win 15 or more games in a single-season.

Rookie of the Week
Brian Kowalski Skidmore College
(Freshman, Goaltender Amherst, N.Y.)

player In his third start of the season Kowalski notched 45 saves in a 2-2 road tie against #11 Norwich. The freshman netminder stopped 33 shots over the first two periods alone, including 18 in the second. Both goals he surrendered were power-play tallies.



February 5, 2018
Player of the Week
Bobby Hall Babson College
(Senior, Forward Westwood, Mass.)

player Hall produced two goals and two assists for four points as Babson extended its road-unbeaten streak to four games over the weekend. The senior forward put together back-to-back multi-point games, which included scoring the game-tying goal in the third period of Friday's 3-3 OT tie at Hobart, as well as a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-2 OT win at Skidmore.

Goaltender of the Week
Brian Kowalski Skidmore College
(Freshman, Goaltender Amherst, N.Y.)

player In a last minute start (his second of the season), Kowalski led Skidmore to a 3-2 overtime win against nationally-ranked UMass Boston. He had 41 saves, including 19 in the second period and 32 over the first two periods.

Rookie of the Week
Dom Kuziak Castleton University
(Freshman, Forward Burnt Hills, N.Y.)

player Kuziak posted a career-high three points to help lead the Spartans to an impressive win over Southern Maine on Saturday. The freshman gave the Spartans an early lead with his first career goal in the first period. He later added assists on Castleton's third and fifth goals to help the Spartans pull away down the stretch.



January 29, 2018
Player of the Week
Kevin Salvucci Norwich University
(Senior, Forward Plymouth, Mass.)

player Salvucci scored his second career hat trick, including the eventual game-winning goal to lead Norwich to a huge 5-3 win over second-place Babson on Friday. He also tallied an assist in Saturday's 5-4 win over UMass Boston on Saturday to help the Cadets sweep the weekend and affirm their status on top of the league standings.

Goaltender of the Week
Alexander Connal - Hobart College
(Senior, Goaltender Simsbury, Conn.)

player Connal played 119:53 allowing no goals and stopping all 37 shots he faced in two NEHC victories in The Cooler. He earned his first career shutout stopping all 21 shots he faced in a 2-0 win over New England College on Friday night. On Saturday, Connal made 16 saves in a 4-0 win over Southern Maine. He is sporting a 1.58 goals against average and a .936 save percentage this year and is currently riding a span of 155:07 without allowing a goal.

Rookie of the Week
Brandon Borges - Skidmore College
(Freshman, Forward Providence, R.I.)

player Borges notched four points on the weekend for Skidmore to help guide the Thoroughbreds to their first NEHC weekend sweep of the season. He recorded two goals and added an assist in a 5-2 win over NEC. He also posted an assist on the game-winning tally in Friday's 2-1 win over Southern Maine.



January 22, 2018
Player of the Week
Connor Fries New England College
(Junior, Forward Barnstable, Mass.)

player Fries tallied three goals and an assist in a 2-0 week for the Pilgrims. He scored the first NEC goal and had an assist in the team's 5-3 win over Babson on Friday before scoring twice in NEC's 6-3 win over #6/8 UMass Boston.

Goaltender of the Week
Kyle Shapiro New England College
(Senior, Goaltender Ocean Township, N.J.)

player Shapiro was crucial in both games for NEC as the Pilgrims went 2-0 in NEHC play over the weekend. The senior netminder turned aside 39 shots, including 19 in the second period, to record the win against Babson on Friday night. He followed that performance with 40 saves against nationally-ranked UMass Boston on Saturday as NEC earned the 6-3 victory and four points in league standings.

Rookie of the Week
Andrew Longo Hobart College
(First Year, Forward Morristown, N.J.)

player Longo led the Statesmen with five points on two goals and three assists in a 2-0-0 NEHC road weekend. He produced a season-high four points on a goal and three assists in a 9-1 victory at Castleton on Friday. In a 4-1 win at Norwich on Saturday, Longo scored Hobart's first goal of the game. He has registered four goals and three assists for seven points in four games this season.



January 15, 2018
Player of the Week
Ryan Gouveia Babson College
(Senior, Forward Dartmouth, Mass.)

player Gouveia scored four goals to help Babson return to conference play with victories at Hobart and Skidmore over the weekend. The senior forward notched the game-winning goal at 13:35 of the third period in Friday's 4-3 triumph against the Statesmen, and then recorded his first career hat trick in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Thoroughbreds. Gouveia scored twice in the second period and tacked another goal late in the third to complete just the program's second hat trick since 2010.

Goaltender of the Week
Matt Pompa - Babson College
(Junior, Goaltender Palm City, Fla.)

player Pompa stopped all 28 shots he faced to record his second shutout of the year in his only start of the weekend as Babson defeated Skidmore, 4-0, on Saturday. The junior netminder made 11 saves in the third period to earn his seventh win of the year while posting his seventh shutout in 35 career starts as the Beavers completed a weekend road sweep.

Rookie of the Week
Glenn Wiswell Castleton University
(Freshman, Forward Berwick, Maine)

player Wiswell had a strong week for the Spartans as he tallied three points on two goals and an assist. The freshman potted Castleton's lone goal in a defeat at NEC on Friday, at the time, tying the game at 1-1 in the second period. He followed that up with a career-high two points against Southern Maine on Saturday, dishing out the primary assist on the game's first goal and netting the game-tying goal late in the third period to help lead the Spartans back from a two-goal deficit and earn a point in a 3-3 draw.



January 8, 2018
Player of the Week
Nick Rosa Babson College
(Freshman, Forward Birmingham, Mich.)

player Rosa scored the game-tying goal late in the third period and then notched the only score of the shootout as Babson advanced to the W.B. Mason Winter Classic championship game after a 1-1 OT tie with #2 nationally ranked Endicott on Friday. For his efforts, he was named to the all-tournament team.

Goaltender of the Week
Kyle Shapiro New England College
(Senior, Goaltender Ocean, N.J.)

player Shapiro stopped 58 of the 60 shots he faced on the week, allowing just 1.0 goals per game in a 1-1 week for the Pilgrims. Shapiro had 36 saves in a 4-1 win over Amherst and had 22 in a 1-0 loss to Southern Maine. On the week, Shapiro had a .967 save percentage.

Rookie of the Week
Anthony D'Aloisio University of Southern Maine
(Freshman, Goaltender Frisco, Texas)

player In the Huskies' first game back since the exam and holiday break, D'Aloisio stopped 33 shots to shut out New England College 1-0 for his first collegiate shutout. The victory snapped the Huskies' seven-game winless streak (0-5-2).



January 2, 2018
Player of the Week
Tyler Sifferlen UMass Boston
(Sophomore, Forward North Andover, Mass.)

player Sifferlen tied for the team-high with four points during the 53rd Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament. On Friday, he recorded two goals and an assist to lead UMass Boston past Williams College 9-3. He tacked on the primary assist on Saturday on the Beacons' game-tying goal of the Championship Game against Salve Regina.

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

player Pompa turned away 33 of 34 shots for a .971 save percentage to earn his sixth win of the year in Babson's 4-1 victory over Lake Forest on Saturday. The junior netminder came up with 16 saves in the third period to help the Beavers stay unbeaten at home.

Rookie of the Week
Jack Riley UMass Boston
(Freshman, Forward Wrentham, Mass.)

player Riley burst out with three goals and a plus 4 rating during the 53rd Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament. The freshman forward recorded a pair of goals in the Beacons' 9-3 win over Williams College to open the tournament. He tacked on a game-tying goal in the third against Salve Regina in the finals.



December 11, 2017
Player of the Week
Jonas Toupal Hobart College
(Junior, Forward Vcelna, Czech Republic)

player Toupal helped lead Hobart College to a win and tie against No. 3 nationally ranked Trinity College in nonconference action over the weekend. In Friday's come-from-behind win over the Bantams he notched the game-tying goal for the Statesmen in the beginning of the third period. The junior forward logged a +1 rating in both games and also notched 11 shots.

Goaltender of the Week
Alexander Connal Hobart College
(Sophomore, Goaltender Simsbury, Conn.)

player Connal made a season-high 34 saves in a 3-2 win over then No. 3 Trinity College on Friday night, improving to 4-1-1 this season. Connal is sporting a 1.81 goals against average and a .931 save percentage this season. He ranks second in the NEHC in goals against average, save percentage and win percentage (.931).

Rookie of the Week
Coby Downs Norwich University
(Freshman, Forward Montclair, Calif.)

player Downs tallied three points in Norwich's only game of the week; scoring a goal and notching two assists for three points in a 4-1 win over Castleton University. He scored NU's first goal and then had the primary assist on the game-winning goal as the Cadets swept the season series from CU. He finished a +2 plus-minus rating and led Norwich with five shots on goal. He leads the team with 11 points this season.



December 4, 2017
Player of the Week
Nolan Redler University of Massachusetts Boston
(Sophomore, Forward Winchester, Mass.)

player Redler recorded a team-best three goals and four points in #6/9 UMass Boston's weekend split against rival Babson College. The sophomore scored a power-play goal on Friday night, before tacking on two goals, an assist and finished +4 in a 7-5 win over the Beavers on Saturday.

Goaltender of the Week
Braeden Ostepchuk Norwich University
(Senior, Goaltender Lethbridge, Alta.)

player Ostepchuk was outstanding in Norwich's only game of the weekend, stopping all 29 shots he faced to pick up the 12th shutout of his career and set the new Norwich all-time record for career shutouts. He made 15 saves in the third period, including staving off two 5x3 situations in the final six minutes of the game to preserve the victory over in-state rival Castleton University. His three shutouts on the season lead the nation.

Rookie of the Week
Anthony D'Aloisio University of Southern Maine
(Freshman, Goaltender, Frisco, Texas)

player D'Aloisio compiled a 2.32 goals against average and a .921 save percentage while backstopping the Huskies to a pair of ties against New England College and Saint Anselm College over the weekend. He had 31 saves against NEC, including 14 in the third period, and 28 against Saint Anselm.



November 27, 2017
Player of the Week
Colin Larkin UMass Boston
(Senior, Forward Waterford, Mich.)

player Larkin recorded a team-high three goals and tied for the team-lead with five total points, to help #9/12 UMass Boston win the Bowdoin/Colby Classic. The senior recorded one goal and one assist against Colby on Saturday, before tacking on two goals and an assist in Sunday's Championship win over Bowdoin. With his huge weekend, he moved up from 10th to sixth in program history for career points (120).

Goaltender of the Week
Bailey MacBurnie UMass Boston
(Sophomore, Goaltender Beverly, Mass.)

player MacBurnie stopped 61 of 62 shots to earn Tournament MVP honors at the Bowdoin/Colby Classic. The sophomore stopped 35 of 36 shots in a 5-1 win over Colby on Saturday, before posting 26 saves in a 4-0 shutout win over Bowdoin on Sunday. Through eight starts, MacBurnie is 8-0-0 with a .950 save percentage and 1.25 goals against average.

Rookie of the Week
Matt Bloomer Castleton University
(Freshman, Defense Rochester, N.Y.)

player Bloomer had a strong weekend as he tallied two goals and two assists to lead the Spartans to a 2-0 mark. He netted the Spartans' first goal early and added an assist on the game-winning goal with 11 seconds left in regulation to edge King's College, 3-2, on Friday. The freshman followed that by adding an assist and scoring the game-tying goal on Saturday to lead his team to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Brockport. The win notched the Spartans' first host tournament title since 2012. Bloomer's four-point weekend earned him MVP honors of the tournament.



November 20, 2017
Player of the Week
Rob Devaney Babson College
(Senior, Forward Reading, Mass.)

player Devaney produced three goals and two assists for five points and had a +3 rating as Babson extended its unbeaten streak to four with a win and a tie over the weekend. The senior forward had two goals and one assist in Friday's 4-1 victory over Skidmore and then scored once and added another assist as the Beavers rallied for a 3-3 tie with No. 8/6 Hobart on Saturday.

Goaltender of the Week
Bailey MacBurnie UMass Boston
(Sophomore, Goaltender Beverly, Mass.)

player MacBurnie was phenomenal in leading #15 UMass Boston to a 2-0 weekend and sole possession of first place in the New England Hockey Conference. The sophomore netminder went 2-0 with a 1.50 goals against average and a .947 save percentage in two conference wins. On Friday night, MacBurnie held #6/8 Hobart, the second-leading offense in the NEHC, to one goal on 35 shots. He followed that up with 20 saves on 22 shots against Skidmore College to improve to 6-0-0 on the year. the season with 24 saves vs. Skidmore on Friday. He then made 29 of 31 stops while the Cadets were out shot in a 2-2 tie vs. Hobart.

Rookie of the Week
Zack Bross UMass Boston
(Freshman, Forward St. Louis, Mo.)

player Bross continued his torrid start to the season by recording a goal and two assists during the Beacons' 2-0-conference weekend. The freshman recorded an assist on the game-winning goal against #6/8 Hobart College, before tacking on a goal and an assist on Saturday against Skidmore. Through eight games, he leads the entire conference in points (14) and assists (11) and has recorded a point in seven of his first eight collegiate games.



November 13, 2017
Players of the Week
Colin Larkin UMass Boston
(Senior, Forward Waterford, Mich.)

player Larkin recorded a team-high four points on the weekend to lead UMass Boston to a 2-0 mark in NEHC play. He netted a pair of goals and added two assists on Saturday, to lead the Beacons past host New England College 5-4. Larkin scored the game-tying and go-ahead goal in the win and then added an assist on the game-winner. With his four points, he moved into a tie for 10th-place in program history with 113 career points.

Kevin Salvucci Norwich University
(Senior, Forward Plymouth, Mass.)

player Salvucci scored two goals and added two assists for four points to lead the Cadets to a three-point weekend. Salvucci scored two goals and had an assist in a 4-0 shut out win over Skidmore. He also tallied an assist vs. Hobart in a 2-2 tie vs. the top-10 ranked Statesmen. He is tied for the team lead with two goals and five assists for seven points.

Goaltenders of the Week
Matt Pompa Babson College
(Junior, Goaltender Palm City, Fla.)

player Pompa was superb in two starts stopping 49 of 50 shots for a .980 save percentage to go along with a 0.50 goals against average in Babson's weekend road sweep. The junior netminder made 26 saves in Friday's 3-1 win at New England College and then turned away all 23 shots to record his sixth career shutout in a 4-0 victory at Southern Maine on Saturday.

Braeden Ostepchuk Norwich University
(Senior, Goaltender Lethbridge, Alta.)

player Ostepchuk continued his impressive start to the season, making 53 of 55 saves to lead the Cadets to a 1-0-1 record on the week. He picked up his 11th career shutout and the second of the season with 24 saves vs. Skidmore on Friday. He then made 29 of 31 stops while the Cadets were out shot in a 2-2 tie vs. Hobart.

Rookie of the Week
Coby Downs Norwich University
(Freshman, Forward Montclair, Calif.)

player Downs continued his impressive start to his rookie season, scoring two goals and notching two assists for four points to lead the Cadets to a 1-0-1 week. Downs had a goal and two assists in a 4-0 win over Skidmore on Friday. He added a goal in Saturday's 2-2 vs. top-10 ranked Hobart. Downs had four goals and three assists for seven points this season to tie for the team lead.



November 6, 2017
Player of the Week
Jordan Haskell Hobart College
(Senior, Forward Tooele, Utah)

player Haskell led Hobart with two goals and two assists in a 2-0-0 NEHC weekend. He chipped in two goals in an 8-1 win over Southern Maine. Haskell added two assists in a 5-2 win over New England College on Saturday.

Goaltender of the Week
Braeden Ostepchuk Norwich University
(Senior, Goaltender Lethbridge, Alta.)

player Ostepchuk backstopped Norwich to a pair of NEHC victories over UMass Boston and Babson this past weekend. He stopped 49 of 51 shots on the weekend, including all 27 he faced vs. UMass Boston to shutout the high-octane Beacons that had scored 15 goals over their last two games. The shutout was the 10th of his collegiate career. Ostepchuk followed up with 22 more saves vs. Babson to pick up his second win of the weekend.

Rookie of the Week
Coby Downs Norwich University
(Freshman, Forward Montclair, Calif.)

player Downs had a three-point weekend to lead the Cadets to a big four-point weekend sweep of Babson and UMass Boston. Downs scored twice in a 5-0 shutout over UMass Boston on Friday, he then followed up with an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over Babson.



October 30, 2017
Player of the Week
Colin Larkin, UMass Boston
(Senior, Forward Waterford, Mich.)

player Larkin recorded a team-best seven points in a pair of wins over Wentworth and Curry. The senior opened the year with the eventual game-winning goal and three assists in a 9-2 thrashing over the Leopards. On Saturday, he recorded his third collegiate hat trick in a 6-1 win over the Colonels. For the weekend, he finished +7 and moved into 13th place in program history with his 109 career points.

Co-Goaltenders of the Week
Christoffer Sjoo New England College
(Sophomore, Goaltender Stockholm, Sweden)

player In his season debut Sjoo notched 18 saves to record his first career shutout in just his second career start as the Pilgrims picked up their first win on the season against Bryn Athyn College.

Alexander Connal Hobart College
(Sophomore, Goaltender Simsbury, Conn.)

player Connal played all 60:52 in goal, stopped 18 shots and only allowed one goal in a 2-1 overtime win over No. 7 Oswego State on Sunday afternoon. It was his first start this season.

Rookie of the Week
Nick Albano UMass Boston
(Freshman, Defense Beverly, Mass.)

player Albano recorded a team-best five assists and finished with six total points and a +6 rating to help UMass Boston skate to a 2-0 weekend. Albano opened his collegiate career by tying for the team-high with three assists and four total points. He tacked on two more assists on Saturday, including a helper on the eventual game-winning goal.