NAHL Alumni Update
Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week: Kyle McClellan, Mercyhurst (Austin Bruins) - Mercyhurst’s Kyle McClellan set a career high and AHA season high for saves on Friday night with 47 in a 4-0 win over Army West Point. The Manchester, Mo., native followed up that performance with 40 saves on Saturday night against the Black Knights. His 87 saves in the two games is an AHA season high for stops in a series. This is his second Atlantic Hockey weekly award of the season and his second in as many weeks.
Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week: Shane Ott, F, Niagara (Janesville Jets) - Niagara’s Shane Ott scored twice on Friday night, including netting the eventual game-winner, to help Niagara pick up a 6-5 win over Bentley at Dwyer Arena. Despite going scoreless, the Centennial, Colo., native won four faceoffs to help Niagara earn a 3-2 win and the series sweep of the Falcons on Saturday. On the weekend, Ott finished with one power play goal, three shots on goal, two blocks, and 10 faceoff wins. This is his second Atlantic Hockey weekly honor of the season.
B1G #3 Star: Carl Fish, D, Minnesota (Bismarck Bobcats) - Logged a career-high three points, setting up both game-winning goals on the weekend to help the Gophers sweep Michigan State. He tallied his second career multi-point performance in Friday's 4-2 win as the Gophers rallied from a 2-0 deficit, before assisting on the deciding goal again in Saturday's 3-1 win to complete the sweep. He recorded points in three of the last four games and four of the last six. This is his first career weekly award.
CCHA Goaltender of the Week: Dryden McKay, Minnesota State (Corpus Christi/Springfield) - Minnesota State Goaltender Dryden McKay earned a 2-0-0 record with a 0.50 GAA and a .979 save percentage in a two-game road sweep at Bowling Green last weekend. McKay made 46 saves on 47 shots over the weekend, stopping 27 of 28 shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Falcons. He turned aside all 19 shots he faced in Saturday's 5-0 win for his ninth shutout of the season, extending his NCAA Division I men's hockey career shutouts record to 33. McKay now stands 27-4-0 on the season with a 1.27 goals against average and .932 save percentage.
CCHA Rookie of the Week: Charlie Glockner, G, Northern Michigan (Amarillo Bulls) - Northern Michigan freshman goaltender Charlie Glockner made a career-high of 44 saves against Michigan Tech last Tuesday and posted a road victory against BSU on Friday with 24 saves. Glockner saved 73 shots over the course of the week earning him a save percentage of .912.
ECAC Rookie of the Week- Tyler Watkins, F, Union (Minnesota Wilderness) - Watkins (So. - Heremantown, Minn.) was a steady offensive presence for Union this weekend, posting three points on a goal and two assists. He assisted on the lone goal in a hard fought 2-1 loss at No. 2 Quinnipiac on Friday, before finding the back of the net and dishing out another assist in a 7-3 win at Princeton on Saturday. He finished the weekend with a +4 on-ice rating, contributing on both ends of the ice. Watkins now ranks fourth on the team with 14 points in 24 games.
NCHC Goalie of the Week: Zach Driscoll, North Dakota (Austin Bruins) - Driscoll had one of his best weekends as a Fighting Hawk, backstopping North Dakota to a four-point weekend against Omaha, while allowing only four goals, including only one 5-on-5. In Friday’s 4-1 victory, he made 26 saves and only allowed a power-play goal for the Mavericks to earn First Star of the Game. On Saturday, Driscoll turned aside 27 more shots in a 3-2 overtime defeat, logging a shutout through the first two periods, while making six saves short-handed. Driscoll totaled 53 saves on 57 shots faced, including a breakaway save each night, for a .930 save percentage in the series with Omaha. He posted a 1-1-0 record with a 1.97 goals-against average, while helping UND go 7-for-9 on the penalty kill by making 11 short-handed saves on the weekend.
NCHC Rookie of the Week: Max Sasson, F, Western Michigan (Brookings Blizzard) - Sasson extended his point streak to a career-best seven games at Colorado College, compiling six points in a road sweep of the Tigers with multiple points both nights. On Friday he tallied a career-high four points on two goals and two assists. He scored WMU’s second goal on the power play, then scored again to make it 4-0, before adding primary assists on WMU’s final two goals in an 8-2 thumping. A night later, Sasson was at it again, handing out two more primary helpers, helping tie the game at 2-2 and putting WMU up 4-3 in an eventual 5-4 victory. Sasson finished the series with two goals, four primary assists, six shots on goal and a +2 plus/minus. Four of his six shots came on Friday when he was +2 and was Third Star of the Game. Sasson has 13 points (5g/8a) during his seven-game point streak after only three points in his first 18 games as a Bronco. He now has 16 points (7g/9a) in 25 games on the season.