NAHL Alumni Update
Former Maine Nordiques goaltender Tyriq Outen has signed a Standard Player Contract in the ECHL with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Outen recorded an East Division-best 22 wins along with a 2.91 goals against average and a .920 save percentage throughout his 35 regular season games during the 2020-21 season. In the 2021 Robertson Cup Playoffs, he continued his dominance with a 6-3 record a 2.30 goals against average and a .924 save percentage and was 1 of only 4 goalies in the league to record a shutout. He is the first Maine Nordique to sign at the professional level.
Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week: Carson Briere, F, Mercyhurst (Johnstown Tomahawks) - Mercyhurst’s Carson Briere scored all four goals in the Lakers’ 4-4 tie with Holy Cross and added a shootout goal as MU claimed the extra point in Friday’s series opener. The Philadelphia, Pa., native added the game-winning goal in the Lakers’ 5-2 win on Saturday to give him a five-point weekend, with three of his goals coming on the power play, as the Lakers claimed five the six points in the opening Atlantic Hockey series for both teams. Briere’s hat trick was the first of the year for an Atlantic Hockey player and he currently shares the national lead in goals (seven), leads the nation in goals per game (1.75) and is tied for third in the nation in power-play goals.
Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week: Noah Wilson, D, Army West Point (Fairbanks/MN Magicians) - Army West Point junior Noah Wilson brought the energy with his play in the Black Knights’ series at Wisconsin. Playing in his home state for the first time in his collegiate career, the Fond du Lac, Wisc., native was the catalyst for the Army defense, blocking 10 shots in the two-game series. Wilson's healthy serving of pucks also came with a side of huge hits, as he finished a few big checks to cut off some Badger advances.
Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week: Nicholas Grabko, G, Bentley (Minot Minotauros) - Bentley sophomore Nicholas Grabko helped Bentley to a 6-2 home win over then-No. 6/7 Boston College on Saturday night. The Channahon, Ill., native made 38 saves, including 14 in the second period and 16 in the third. Grabko stopped 32 of the first 33 shots he faced and didn't allow a goal until the 4:54 mark of the third period. On the season Grabko has a .948 save percentage in three starts. This is his second AHA weekly award this season.
B1G 3rd Star: Jakub Dobeš, G, Ohio State (Topeka Pilots) - Dobes stopped all 55 shots he faced to backstop the Buckeyes to a weekend sweep of UConn. He came on in relief Friday night with the Buckeyes down 3-0 and had 23 saves on 23 shots in 38:40 to pick up the win. He started in net on Saturday, making 32 stops for his first collegiate shutout, with the Buckeyes 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
CCHA Goaltender of the Week: Charlie Glockner, Northern Michigan (Amarillo Bulls) - Freshman goaltender Charlie Glockner made his NCAA debut Saturday against #17 Notre Dame in a relief effort in the second period. He stopped all 19 shots faced in the game against the Irish to give the Wildcats a chance at the comeback. He spent a total of 97:36 minutes between the pipes over the weekend after making his first start against the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP). He turned aside 41 of 44 shots against the U18’s to lead his team to a 5-3 win Friday. Glockner faced 28 shots in the third period alone Friday, making 25 saves in the period to keep his team on top. He also saved a penalty shot awarded to the NTDP team partway through the third period and was named first star of the game.
CCHA Rookie of the Week: Dawson Tritt, F, Lake Superior State (Lone Star Brahmas) - Laker freshman forward Dawson Tritt recorded a goal and an assist in the Lakers sweep over St. Thomas this weekend. Tritt notched the secondary assist on the empty net goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tommies and followed with a highlight reel goal on Saturday night. The goal on Saturday, which was the opening goal of the game, marked Tritt's second collegiate goal and his first on home ice.
ECAC Player of the Week: Brandon Estes, D, Union (Lone Star Brahmas) - Always stout on the defensive side of the puck, Estes (Sr. - Richardson, Texas) put together one of the best offensive weekends of his career, leading ECAC Hockey skaters with four points (1-3). He played a role in four of five goals for the Dutchmen this weekend, including the game-winning goal in Friday’s 2-1 win. He added a pair of assists on Saturday, helping Union to a 3-3 tie and an unbeaten weekend against Colorado College.
ECAC Goalie of the Week: Connor Murphy, Union (Topeka RoadRunners) - Murphy (Jr. - Hudson Falls, N.Y.) was outstanding this weekend, making 69 saves in just two games and backstopping Union to a 1-0-1 mark. He was particularly strong in Friday’s 2-1 win, stopping 34 of 35 shots he faced, including all 16 that came his way in the third period. He finished the weekend with a 1.92 GAA and .945 save percentage after adding another 35 saves in a 3-3 tie on Saturday.
NCHC Goalie of the Week: Isaiah Saville, Omaha (Minnesota Magicians) - Saville was rock-solid in net for Omaha last weekend, backstopping the Mavericks to a home sweep of Alaska, while running his winning streak to a career-best five games. He allowed only three goals in the two games, making 21 saves in Friday’s 3-2 overtime victory, before making 19 more stops in a 5-1 win on Sunday. The Vegas Golden Knights prospect also helped Omaha finish 9-for-10 on the penalty kill, with one of his three goals allowed coming on the power play. Saville finished the series with 40 saves on 43 shots for a .930 save percentage, while recording a 1.48 goals-against average in the two wins. On the season, the junior is now 5-1-0, with his five wins tops in the NCHC, while he carries a .919 save percentage and 1.81 GAA in six starts.