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NEHC Weekly Honors Archive



February 11, 2019
Player of the Week
Nolan Redler - UMass Boston
(Junior, Forward - Winchester, Mass.)

player Redler put together the biggest game of his collegiate career in the winner-take-all season finale between UMass Boston and Babson College. He recorded a career-high four goals and six points in the Beacons' NEHC Regular-Season clinching win over the Beavers. The junior forward, who finished first in the NEHC in points in conference games, posted three power-play goals and completed his hat trick before the second period was even halfway through.

Goaltender of the Week
Bryan Botcher - Babson College
(Senior, Goaltender - Mequon, Wisc.)

player Botcher made a season-high 39 saves and posted his first shutout of the season in Babson's 3-0 win over No. 7/8 UMass Boston on Friday night. The senior netminder, who recorded his third career shutout in his final regular season start, lowered his goals against average to 2.06 in the win.

Rookie of the Week
Maxime Borduas - Norwich University
(Freshman, Forward - St. Cesaire, Que.)

player Borduas tallied two goals and two assists for a four-point week to lead Norwich to two more key NEHC victories and extend the team's unbeaten streak to 14 straight games. He scored the game-winning goal with 6:24 left in the 3rd period of a huge matchup with New England College to snap the Pilgrims' 16-game unbeaten streak. Borduas added a goal and two assists in a 6-2 win over Southern Maine on Saturday to clinch the No. 2 seed in the NEHC playoffs.



February 4, 2019
Player of the Week
Brett Ouderkirk - Norwich University
(Freshman, Forward - Monkland, Ont.)

player Ouderkirk had a remarkable offensive week to help lead the Cadets to three victories as he scored five goals and had two assists for seven points. Ouderkirk scored in all three games, including the game-winning goal vs. Plattsburgh in a 3-0 win on Tuesday. He also tallied an assist on the Cadets' second goal vs. the Cardinals late in the game. Ouderkirk scored twice and had an assist for three points vs. Suffolk. He then scored the game-tying goal and an insurance tally in a come-from-behind 5-1 win over Johnson & Wales. Ouderkirk leads the team with 12 goals.

Goaltender of the Week
Liam Lascelle - Hobart College
(Freshman, Goaltender - Cornwall, Ont.)

player Lascelle was 1-0-1 in goal for the Statesmen against a pair of nationally ranked opponents. On Friday, he stopped all 31 shots he faced as Hobart shut out #12/13 Babson 5-0. It was his third shutout of the season. The next night he made 31 saves in 65 minutes of action as Hobart skated to a 3-3 tie with #7/9 UMass Boston. Lascelle is 6-1-2 in his rookie campaign.

Rookie of the Week
Jeffrey Skinner - UMass Boston
(Freshman, Forward - Houston, Texas)

player Skinner recorded a team-best two goals and finished with three total points in a huge 3-point weekend for conference-leading UMass Boston. The freshman forward recorded a goal in the Beacons' 4-1 win over Skidmore College on Friday night. On Saturday, he added an assist and a goal in the Beacons' 3-3 tie against #14/RV Hobart College. His goal came at the 5-minute mark of the third period to put the Beacons on top 3-2, before ultimately tying the Statesmen in an overtime thriller.



January 28, 2019
Player of the Week
Felix Brassard - Norwich University
(Sophomore, Forward - St Jean-sur-Richelie, Que.)

player Brassard had a huge week to lead Norwich to three straight wins over in-state competition. He scored two goals and notched three assists for five points and registered a +7 plus-minus rating to lead the Cadets' offense. Brassard had a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Middlebury, he tallied an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over Castleton and then he had a goal and two assists in Saturday's come-from-behind 6-5 win over Castleton. Brassard's seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points lead the team.

Goaltender of the Week
Anthony Pupplo - New England College
(Junior, Goaltender - Shirley, N.Y.)

player Pupplo combined for 73 saves as he helped NEC continue their unbeaten streak going 1-0-1 in net on the weekend. In Friday's tie against Hobart he posted 42 total saves (including 20 in the third period and overtime combined) to stave off a Statesmen comeback and preserve the point for the Pilgrims. He followed that with a 31-save shutout performance against Skidmore College on Saturday afternoon.

Rookie of the Week
Zach Tyson - Hobart College
(Freshman, Forward - Dublin, Ohio)

player Tyson had a team-high seven points on two goals and five assists in a 2-0-1 week for the The Statesmen. On Monday, He had three assists as Hobart knocked off Skidmore 9-0 at The Cooler. On Friday, Tyson factored into three of Hobart's four goals as they rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie New England College. His goal at the 11:31 mark of the second period started the rally. He also had a helper on Aaron Maguyon's game-tying goal. Tyson rounded out his impressive weekend as he scored the first goal of the game against Southern Maine.



January 21, 2019
Player of the Week
Adam Zöllner - New England College
(Junior, Forward - Varnamo, Sweden)

player Zöllner notched four points on two goals and two assists as the Pilgrims tied Johnson & Wales and defeated Suffolk to continue their longest unbeaten streak since 2003-04. The junior assisted on the Pilgrims opening score against JWU on Friday and potted their second goal of the game and followed that with another goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-3 win over Suffolk. NEC's unbeaten streak now stands at 11 games.

Goaltender of the Week
Tom Aubrun - Norwich University
(Junior, Goaltender - Chamonix, France

player Aubrun was incredible all weekend, shutting out the top two teams in the NEHC standings with back-to-back shutouts of Babson and UMass Boston. He made 19 saves vs. Babson and then 28 more vs. UMass Boston to stop all 47 shots he faced on the weekend. Aubrun has a 129 consecutive minute shutout streak and now has 3 shutouts on the season and four in his career. He is 8-3-3 with a 1.87 goals against average and a .927 save percentage on the season.

Rookie of the Week
Maxime Borduas - Norwich University
(Freshman, Forward - St. Cesaire, Que.)

player Borduas continued his recent offensive tear, tallying two goals and two assists to help Norwich upset the top two teams in the NEHC standings. Borduas tallied the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over No. 7/10 ranked UMass Boston. He also had a three-point night in a 4-0 win over Babson on Friday. He scored a goal and had an assist on the game-winning goal, while also tallying an another assist on the night.



January 14, 2019
Player of the Week
Mikhail Bryan – Suffolk University
(Senior, Forward – Dayton, Ohio)

player Bryan put up an impressive offensive performance in a 3-0 week for the Rams, posting seven points on three goals and four assists. He netted the eventual game-winning goal on Tuesday against Framingham State. The senior forward followed that with two assists on Friday against Johnson & Wales and then exploded for two goals and two assists in a come-from-behind win over the Wildcats on Saturday. His first goal of the game brought the Rams within one goal of JWU and helped propel them to the eventual 8-6 victory.

Goaltender of the Week
Anthony Pupplo – New England College
(Junior, Goaltender – Shirley, N.Y.)

player Pupplo helped lead New England College to a key three-point week in NEHC play, earning a win over #8/5 UMass Boston and a tie against #15/RV Babson. He notched 36 saves in Saturday's win against UMass Boston; including 12 in the third period to thwart a Beacons comeback attempt. He followed that performance with 38 saves against Babson (15 combined in 3rd/OT) to help preserve the point the Pilgrims.

Rookie of the Week
Mike Egan - Babson College
(Freshman, Forward – Billerica, Mass.)

player Egan scored three goals and chipped in with an assist for four points as Babson returned to league play with a win and a tie on the road. He produced the first two-goal game of his career and tacked on an assist in Friday's 6-2 victory at Southern Maine before scoring for the third consecutive game in Saturday's 4-4 OT tie at New England College.



January 7, 2019
Player of the Week
Daniel Bergqvist - New England College
(Junior, Forward - Hammaro, Sweden)

player Bergqvist recorded four points on three goals and an assist as New England College won the Boston Landing Collegiate Invitational Tournament. The junior forward notched the eventual game-winner against Nichols College and also added an assist on an insurance goal later in the game. He followed that performance with two goals in Saturday's championship bout vs. Lebanon Valley College. Bergqvist finished the weekend with a +5 rating.

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

player Connal opened the second half of the season with three straight wins, posting a 0.67 goals against average and a .974 save percentage. He has not allowed a goal in 147 minutes, recording shutouts over Middlebury and Potsdam. Connal had 32 saves in the victory over UNE, stopped 15 shots against Middlebury, and made 27 saves against Potsdam.

Rookie of the Week
Aaron Maguyon - Hobart College
(Freshman, Forward - Margate City, N.J.)

player Maguyon had four points (3g, 1a) in four Hobart wins to start the second half of the season. At the Middlebury Holiday Classic, he scored the game-winning goal in Hobart's 4-2 win over the University of New England. In Friday's 3-0 victory over Potsdam, Maguyon had a pair of goals, including the game winner. The next afternoon, he set up PA Martineau's game-winning goal.



December 10, 2018
Player of the Week
Mikhail Bryan – Suffolk University
(Senior, Forward – Dayton, Ohio)

player Bryan recorded six points on two goals and four assists in a 1-1-0 week for the Rams. He posted a career-high four points to help defeat nationally ranked Hobart College while also matching a personal-best two goals in the win. The senior forward also recorded two assists in Saturday's overtime loss to Skidmore College.

Goaltender of the Week
Tom Aubrun – Norwich University
(Junior, Goaltender – Chamonix, France)

player Aubrun made 70 saves on 72 shots to post a .972 save percentage and lead Norwich to a 1-1-0 weekend. Aubrun posted 22 saves to shutout Southern Maine 5-0 on Friday. He then recorded 48 saves on Saturday in a 2-1 loss to New England College, which was the most saves in a single-game by a NU goalie in over 15 years.

Rookie of the Week
Austin Rook – Skidmore College
(Freshman, Defense– Shrewsbury, Mass.)

player In a weekend league road sweep, Rook totaled a goal and three assists for four points. The freshman defender had career highs for points (3) and assists (2) in a 7-3 win at Johnson & Wales and followed that with an assist in a 4-3 win at Suffolk.



December 3, 2018
Player of the Week
Garrison Sanipass – UMass Boston
(Senior, Forward – Northbrook, Ill.)

player Sanipass recorded two goals and two assists to help UMass Boston improve to 8-0 in NEHC play. The senior recorded a pair of goals on Friday night, including the game-winning goal in a win over #12/12 Hobart College. He also added two assists in Saturday's win over Skidmore College.

Goaltender of the Week
Wyatt Pickrell - Castleton University
(Senior, Goaltender – Newmarket, Ont.)

player Pickrell played a key role in Castleton's 1-0-1 week, posting a .942 save percentage in NEHC play. He made 44 saves in Friday's 6-2 win against Suffolk, including successfully killing two lengthy 5-on-3 opportunities. He followed that by making 37 saves on Saturday against JWU as the team fell 3-2 in overtime.

Rookie of the Week
Ethan Nitkin – UMass Boston
(Freshman, Forward – Miami Beach, Fla.)

player Nitkin recorded a team-high four goals over the weekend to lead #9/9 UMass Boston to a weekend sweep of Hobart and Skidmore College. The freshman recorded a goal on Friday night against #12/12 Hobart College, before netting his first career hat trick in Saturday's win over Skidmore. The freshman finished +5 in the win and scored three goals on four shots.



November 26, 2018
Player of the Week
Brett Ouderkirk – Norwich University
(Freshman, Forward – Monkland, Ont.)

player Ouderkirk had a breakout offensive weekend, tallying three goals and three assists for six points en route to earning PrimeLink Great Northern ShootOut Most Valuable Player honors. Ouderkirk scored his first two collegiate goals to help NU upset No. 2-ranked Adrian in Friday's semifinal. He also tallied an assist to have a part in all three goals Norwich scored. Ouderkirk scored a goal and then added two more assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over Middlebury.

Goaltender of the Week
Tom Aubrun – Norwich University
(Junior, Goaltender – Chamonix, France.)

player Aubrun made a season-high 26 saves to backstop Norwich to an upset win over No. 2-ranked Adrian in the PrimeLink Great Northern ShootOut semifinals on Friday. Norwich was outshot 28-19 in the game and 15-3 in the third period to hold on for the win.

Rookie of the Week
Adam Withers – University of Southern Maine
(Freshman, Forward - Kenora, Ont.)

player Withers notched three points on a goal and two assists in USM's only action of the week as the Huskies fell 7-4 to nationally ranked UNE. Withers opened the scoring three minutes into the game and also added a helper on the Huskies second goal of the contest. His second assist came in the third period on the power play.



November 19, 2018
Player of the Week
Tanner Shaw - Hobart College
(Senior, Defender – Toronto, Ont.)

player Shaw had four points in a 2-0-0 weekend for the Statesmen. On Friday against Southern Maine, he had a goal and an assist en route to a 6-1 victory. In Hobart's 3-1 win over New England College on Saturday, he had two goals in the third period. His first goal of the game, 2:52 into the period, held as the eventual game-winner.

Goaltender of the Week
Bryan Botcher – Babson College
(Senior, Goaltender – Mequon, Wisc.)

player Botcher made a season-high 33 saves in his only start of the weekend as Babson edged Suffolk, 2-1, on Friday night. The senior netminder made 13 third-period stops, upping his season save percentage to .954 and lowering his goal against average to 1.30 in three starts this season.

Rookie of the Week
Liam Lascelle – Hobart College
(Freshman, Goaltender– Cornwall, Ont.)

player Lascelle made 37 saves in the Statesmen's 3-1 win over New England College on Saturday. After allowing a goal early in the second period, Lascelle shut the door, stopping the final 22 shots he faced. He is 2-0-0 this season with a 1.50 GAA and a .955 save percentage.



November 12, 2018
Player of the Week
Nick Rosa – Babson College
(Sophomore, Forward – Birmingham, Mich.)

player Rosa scored three goals, which included a pair of game winners, as Babson stayed unbeaten with wins against Castleton and No. 8/10 Norwich over the weekend. The junior forward scored twice in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Spartans and notched the go-ahead goal 7:05 into the third period as the Beavers used four unanswered tallies to rally for a 5-3 triumph over the Cadets on Saturday.

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

player MacBurnie made 49 saves on 52 shots to lead #14/17 UMass Boston to a conference weekend sweep. The junior netminder led UMass Boston to a huge win over #8/10 Norwich University on Friday night, as he made a season-high 29 saves on 31 shots in a matchup of two ranked NEHC programs. He added 20 saves on 21 shots in Saturday's win over Castleton to help UMass Boston improve to 4-0 in conference play.

Rookie of the Week
Mike Egan – Babson College
(Freshman, Forward – Billerica, Mass.)

player Egan chipped in with three assists in Babson's wins over Castleton and No. 8/10 Norwich. He was involved in both goals in Friday's 2-1 victory against the Spartans and then helped set up the go-ahead goal as the Beavers rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge the Cadets, 5-3.



November 5, 2018
Player of the Week
Nolan Redler – UMass Boston
(Sophomore, Forward – Winchester, Mass.)

player Redler paced the Beacons with three goals and an assist and recorded the game-winning goal in both of their New England Hockey Conference contests. The sophomore forward scored twice in Friday night's NEHC opening win over Southern Maine, before adding a goal and an assist against New England College. On the season, Redler is tied for the league lead in goals (5) and points (7) and leads the NEHC with two game-winning goals.

Goaltender of the Week
Tom Aubrun - Norwich University
(Junior, Goaltender – Chamonix, France)

player Aubrun had a superb weekend, backstopping the Cadets to two wins over Skidmore (2-1 OT) and Hobart (3-1). Aubrun made 45 saves on 47 shots for a .957 save percentage. Aubrun made 20 saves in an overtime win over Skidmore, he then followed up with a near perfect performance vs. Hobart, making 25 saves and allowing a goal with 29 seconds left as the Cadets upset the No. 5-ranked Statesmen and defending NEHC champions.

Rookie of the Week
Asa Palker – Castleton University
(Freshman, Forward – Manchester, N.H.)

player Palker had a team-high four points in the opening week of NEHC play for Castleton, netting three goals and adding an assist. The freshman forward scored twice and posted an assist in a 4-4 tie against Skidmore and also added a goal against nationally ranked Hobart.



October 29, 2018
Player of the Week
Jonas Toupal - Hobart College
(Senior, Forward – Vcelna, Czech Republic)

player Toupal had a team-high five points (4g, 1a) in a 2-0-0 week for the Statesmen against Elmira College, scoring a pair of goals in both games. On Friday he scored the first and the third goal of the game as Hobart jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Soaring Eagles as the Statesmen won 6-4. On Saturday, he scored a pair of second period goals as the Statesmen cruised to a 6-2 victory.

Goaltender of the Week
Michael Levine – Suffolk University
(Senior, Goaltender – Clarendon Hills, Ill.)

player Levine backstopped the Rams with 25 saves to earn the shutout victory for their first win of the season on Friday evening over Franklin Pierce University.

Rookie of the Week
Mike Egan - Babson College
(Freshman, Forward – Billerica, Mass.)

player Egan picked up a first-period assist and then scored the go-ahead goal on the power play early in the third period to record a multi-point game in his collegiate debut as Babson defeated Saint Anselm, 4-2, on Saturday.