weekly honors

NEHC Weekly Honors Archive

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.