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NEHC Weekly Honors Archive



January 13, 2020
Player of the Week
Jeffrey Skinner - University of Massachusetts Boston
(Sophomore, Forward - Houston, Texas)

player Skinner scored a team-best three goals in a 1-1 conference week for UMass Boston. On Friday night, the sophomore scored a team-high two goals in the Beacons' 5-1 road win over Skidmore College. He tacked on a power-play goal on Saturday against #6 Hobart College. Skinner has recorded six goals and six assists during his seven-game point streak.

Goaltender of the Week
Brad Arvanitis - Babson College
(Junior, Goaltender - Holliston, Mass.)

player Arvanitis made a career-high 47 saves and recorded his third shutout of the season in Babson's 0-0 OT tie at No. 6 Hobart on Friday night. The junior netminder stopped 35 shots over the first two periods and is now unbeaten over his last four starts.

Rookies of the Week
Joe Petruzzella - University of Massachusetts Boston
(Freshman, Defense - Scottsdale, Ariz.)

player Petruzzella recorded his first collegiate goal and recorded three points overall in a 1-1 week for the Beacons. On Friday night, he recorded an assist on the game-winning goal against Skidmore College. He tacked on his first career goal and notched his first career two-point game on Saturday against #6 Hobart College.

Henry Bishop - Suffolk University
(Freshman, Defense - Montreal, Que.)

player Bishop recorded four assists in a 1-1 week for the Rams. He assisted on Suffolk's lone goal against nationally ranked Norwich on Friday night. He then followed with a career-high three assists as the Rams earned their first NEHC victory by defeating Castleton 8-4 on Saturday.



January 6, 2020
Player of the Week
Pierre-Anthony Martineau - Hobart College
(Sophomore, Forward - Sherbrooke, Que.)

player Martineau led the Statesmen to the 2020 Boston Landing Collegiate Invitational title with four points on three goals and an assist this weekend. In Friday's game against Saint John's, he factored into three of the four goals as Hobart defeated the Johnnies 4-2. He tied the game in the second period and then scored the game-winning goal in the third period. He also set up Blake Coffey's first period goal. Martineau added a goal in the championship game against Bryn Athyn.

Goaltenders of the Week
Brandon Kasel - Skidmore College
(Senior, Goaltender - Ithaca, N.Y.)

player Kasel stopped 60 of 62 (.968 save percentage) shots faced in a pair of overtime ties against Hamilton. He had 30 saves, including 14 in the third period and four in the overtime frame in a 0-0 tie against the Continentals on Saturday. He also stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 2-2 road tie the night before in a hard-fought battle against the NESCAC foe.

Anthony D'Aloisio - University of Southern Maine
(Junior, Goaltender - Frisco, Texas)

player In the Huskies' first game back since the holiday break, D'Aloisio stopped 32 shots to backstop his side to a 2-0 shutout victory over Bowdoin College. The shutout was D'Aloisio's second of the season, and the fourth of his career. The shutout was the first by USM in the 35-game history of the series that dates back to February 1994.

Rookie of the Week
Andrew Holland - Babson College
(Freshman, Forward - Winchester, Mass.)

player Holland scored two goals over the weekend as Babson extended its unbeaten streak to eight games by capturing the Middlebury Holiday Classic title. The first year forward produced two more goals in Saturday's championship bout, including the eventual game winner late in the second period as the Beavers defeated Saint Michael's 6-2.



December 16, 2019
Player of the Week
Connor Bechtel - Johnson & Wales University
(Senior, Forward - Doylestown, Pa.)

player Bechtel tallied a career-high five points in the Wildcats win over Anna Maria on Friday. The senior forward scored JWU's third goal of the game and added four assists on the night. The five points are the most by a JWU player since All-American Jeremiah Ketts had six points versus Western New England on February 8, 2012.

Goaltender of the Week
Brandon Collett - Castleton University
(Freshman, Goaltender - Brockton, Mass.)

player Collett recorded his second 50-plus save performance in a week's time and third of the season on Friday when he held Bryn Athyn to three goals on 54 shots in a 3-3 tie. Then, he was stellar again on Saturday, making 32 saves before getting replaced due to injury early in the third period with Castleton holding a 2-1 lead. He finished the weekend with a 2.17 goals-against average and a .954 save percentage.

Rookie of the Week
Alex Laplante - New England College
(Freshman, Forward - Londenderry, N.H.)

player Laplante played a role in four of his team's six goals as the Pilgrims defeated Anna Maria in nonleague action 6-3 on Saturday. The freshman forward talled a goal and also added three assists in the victory to close out the first semester for NEC.



December 9, 2019
Player of the Week
Adam Withers - University of Southern Maine
(Sophomore, Forward - Kenora, Ont.)

player The second-year center iceman helped the Huskies earn three of a possible four points over the weekend tallying two goals and one assist. Withers forced a turnover and assisted on the game-tying goal in the Huskies' 2-2 tie against Skidmore. The next afternoon against nationally-ranked Hobart, he had the tying goal in the second period, and scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Huskies their first-ever win over the Statesmen.

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

player The junior goaltender backstopped the Huskies to three out of a possible four points on the weekend. D'Aloisio made 31 saves in USM's 2-2 tie with Skidmore, then came back the next day to make 32 saves as the Huskies defeated nationally-ranked Hobart for the first time in overtime, 3-2. D'Aloisio compiled a 1.87 goals against average and a .940 save percentage in the two games.

Rookie of the Week
Brandon Collett - Castleton University
(Freshman, Goaltender - Brockton, Mass.)

player Collett stood on his head and made 54 saves to earn his first collegiate win on the road at Norwich on Friday evening. The save total tied two others for sixth-most in a single game in program history, and the most since 2006. He was tested relentlessly and surrendered just one goal to lead the Spartans to their second victory over the Cadets since 2010 and first on the road. Then, he made 19 saves on Saturday (73 total on the weekend), in a split game versus St. Michael's.



December 2, 2019
Player of the Week
Matt Muzyka - Skidmore College
(Senior, Forward - Cheshire, Conn.)

player Muzyka earned a spot on the Skidmore Invitational All-Tournament team with four points (2-2--4). The senior forward had a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over Brockport and followed with a goal in the 4-2 championship game win against Tufts.

Goaltender of the Week
Brad Arvanitis - Babson College
(Junior, Goaltender - Holliston, Mass.)

player Arvanitis made a career-high 41 saves to record his first collegiate victory and shutout as Babson knocked off 14th-ranked Williams 5-0 on Saturday. He stopped 20 shots in the third period to help the Beavers record just their second shutout since the start of last season.

Rookie of the Week
David Poirier - Skidmore College
(Freshman, Defense - Green Valley, Ont.)

player Poirier recorded three points on two assists and a goal for the Thoroughbreds in two wins this weekend. He started the weekend with two assists in a win over Brockport and followed that with a goal in a 4-2 win over Tufts in the Skidmore Invitational Championship game.



November 25, 2019
Player of the Week
Maxime Borduas - Norwich University
(Sophomore, Forward - St. Cesaire, Que.)

player Borduas had a hand in five of Norwich's seven goals scored on the weekend in a two-game sweep of Babson and UMass Boston. Borduas scored both goals, including the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Babson on Friday night. He then added a goal and two assists in a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over UMass Boston on Saturday. Borduas ranks second on the team with four goals and five assists for nine points this season.

Goaltender of the Week
Joe Halstrom - Hobart College
(Sophomore, Goaltender - Fort Collins, Colo.)

player Halstrom made 63 saves in a 2-0-0 week in net for the Statesmen. He finished the week with a 1.00 GAA and a .969 save percentage. On Friday, he made 25 saves in a 4-1 win over No. 6 Oswego. The next day, he made a career-high 38 saves as the Statesmen defeated Potsdam 2-1.

Rookie of the Week
Matthew Rutigliano - Skidmore College
(Freshman, Forward - Upton, Mass.)

player Rutigliano posted two goals in a 1-1 weekend for Skidmore. The first year posted Skidmore's second goal of the game on Friday to tie the game at two with Canton. He followed that with a shorthanded goal on Saturday against Canton. His shorty tied the game at three and helped propel the Thoroughbred offense to a come-from-behind victory over the Roos.



November 18, 2019
Player of the Week
Nikita Pintusov - New England College
(Sophomore, Forward - Mogilev, Belarus)

player Pintusov posted six points (five goals, one assist) in a 2-0-0 week for the Pilgrims. The sophomore notched an assist and scored the fifth and sixth goals of the game in Friday's 6-3 win over UMass Boston, effectively putting the game out of reach for the Beacons. He then rattled off three goals (including the game winner) in Saturday's 5-3 victory over Babson.

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

player Aubrun stopped 56 of 57 shots he faced on the weekend to backstop Norwich to two victories over previously undefeated teams in a 2-1 win over Hobart and a 2-0 win over Skidmore. Aubrun made 32 saves on 33 shots to stymie No. 5 Hobart's high-octane offense in a 2-1 victory. He then stopped all 24 shots he faced in Saturday's 2-0 win over Skidmore. Aubrun has helped Norwich shutout four of its first five opponents and has surrendered just one goal the entire season in nearly 300 minutes played.

Rookie of the Week
Andy Walker - UMass Boston
(Freshman, Forward - Mason, Mich.)

player Walker scored his first collegiate goal and added a career-high three assists, in the Beacons' 8-1 win over the University of Southern Maine. The freshman forward had a hand in three of the Beacons' first four goals, as UMass Boston earned their first NEHC win of the year. For the season, he's tied for third on the Beacons with his five points.



November 11, 2019
Players of the Week
Zach Sternbach - Hobart College
(Senior, Forward - Loudonville, N.Y.)

player Sternbach led the Statesmen with five points on two goals and three assists this week. On Friday he had three points, setting up a second period goal and adding a goal and an assist in the third. On Saturday he recorded a goal and an assist in a 7-4 NEHC win over Suffolk.

Mike Gelatt - Skidmore College
(Sophomore, Forward - Middletown, N.J.)

player Gelatt posted a five-point week as Skidmore went 2-0 in NEHC play. He scored two goals and added two assists in Friday's 6-2 win over Johnson & Wales. He followed that win an assist in Saturday's victory over Suffolk.

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

player Aubrun continued his remarkable start to the 2019-20 season, stopping all 42 shots he faced to backstop the Cadets to a 2-0 week with shut out wins over New England College and Southern Maine. Aubrun made all 23 saves in Friday's win and then added 19 more in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Southern Maine. Aubrun is 3-0 with three shutouts on the season.

Rookie of the Week
David Poirier - Skidmore College
(Freshman, Defense - Green Valley, Ont.)

player Poirier notched two goals and two assists in a Thoroughbreds NEHC weekend sweep. In Friday's win over Suffolk he scored the opening tally and assisted on another Skidmore goal. He followed that on Saturday with a goal and assist in the 6-2 win over Johnson & Wales.



November 4, 2019
Player of the Week
Felix Brassard - Norwich University
(Junior, Forward - St Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.)

player Brassard scored twice to lead Norwich to a 4-0 victory over No. 9-ranked University of New England on Saturday night. Brassard scored two power play goals late in the first period to allow NU to take a commanding 3-0 lead into the first intermission.

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

player Aubrun started off the season with a brilliant 25-save shut out performance to shut down No. 9 ranked UNE in a 4-0 victory for Norwich. Aubrun helped Norwich kill off four power plays and even made a save on a breakaway against UNE's returning leading scorer in the third period to preserve the shutout. UNE ranked third in the country in scoring last season, averaging 4.57 goals per game.

Rookie of the Week
Nathan Pickett - Suffolk University
(Freshman, Goaltender - Auburn, Mass.)

player Pickett backstopped Suffolk to a 3-2, season-opening win at Franklin Pierce with a 48-save effort in his collegiate debut.