MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Anthony Bird (Central Square, N.Y.) and Jack McDonald (King City, Ont.) of Skidmore College and Matt Lemire (Townsend, Mass.) and Tyler Bishop (Ramsey, N.J.) of University of Massachusetts Boston were named to the D3Hockey.com Team of the Week for their play from November 16 through November 22. Bird, McDonald and Lemire were named to the first time while Bishop was named to the second team. Lemire and Bird represented the NEHC as Co-Players of the Week while McDonald was named Goaltender of the Week for their performances over the same span.
Lemire continued his torrid start to the season with two goals and four assists in a pair of Beacons' conference wins over the weekend. The senior finished with a goal and three assists Friday night, to help the Beacons earn an 8-3 win over UNE. On Saturday, Lemire recorded an assist and scored the game-winning goal, to help UMass Boston down Southern Maine 3-2. Lemire sits second in all of Division III with his 2.14 points per game and is tied for first or in sole possession of first in the NEHC in goals (six), assists (seven) and total points (13).
Bird recorded a natural hat trick in 4-0 road win over #3 Norwich on Friday night. His first goal of the contest was short handed, only the second short-handed goal against the Cadets in the last three seasons. The junior forward also notched +2 rating in a 5-4 overtime win at St. Michael's on Saturday.
McDonald had 40 saves to shutout #3 Norwich 4-0 on Friday evening. It was the first time Norwich was shutout at Kreitzberg Arena in 58 games, dating back to 2009. McDonald had 15 saves in the third period and had 13 saves during four Norwich power plays.
Bishop recorded a pair of assists and finished +5 in UMass Boston's NEHC weekend sweep of UNE and Southern Maine. The junior defenseman recorded an assist on the game-winning goal Friday night at UNE and ended the game with a +5 +/- rating. He now stands tied for the Beacons' team lead with his +6 +/- rating.
The D3Hockey.com Team of the Week is a new initiative from d3hockey.com that recognizes the top performances across the nation in Division III men's hockey. Institutional and conference sports information directors submit nominations for recognition. A selection committee then reviews the nominations and selects an elite group of six forwards, four defenders and two goaltenders split into first and second team honors.
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