NAHL Alumni Update
Atlantic Hockey Defensive Player of the Week: Jake Beaune, D, Mercyhurst (Aberdeen Wings): Mercyhurst’s Jake Beaune finished +3 for the Lakers, with four blocks and a pair of shots on goal in the Lakers’ season-opening series with No. 16/18 Ohio State. The Livonia, Mich., native was one of just two Lakers who had plus ratings in the series. This is Beaune’s first career AHA weekly honor.
Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week: Reese Farrell, F, Army-West Point (Maine Nordiques): In his collegiate debut, Army West Point’s Reese Farrell helped the Black Knights to a 2-2 tie against Union. The Auburn, Maine, native assisted on Michael Sacco's third period goal, fired two shots on goal, blocked one shot and finished the contest with a +1 rating. This is his first career AHA weekly honor.
B1G #3 Star: Jakub Dobes, G, Ohio State (Topeka Pilots): Dobes backstopped the Buckeyes to a road sweep of Mercyhurst, posting a 1.51 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. He stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced on Saturday and turned aside 18 of 19 shots in the series finale on Sunday. This is his fifth career weekly honor.
CCHA Defenseman of the Week: Aiden Gallacher, Northern Michigan (Bismarck Bobcats): Gallacher helped the 20th-ranked Wildcats to a weekend split with Bowling Green, recording a league-best eight blocked shots over two games. Also recording a shot on goal, he got in front of five Falcons attempts on Saturday night and three on Sunday.
CCHA Rookie of the Week: Joey Larson, Northern Michigan (New Mexico Ice Wolves): Larson aided 20th-ranked Northern Michigan in picking up a split in its season and CCHA-opening series with Bowling Green last week, scoring his first collegiate goal on Sunday after assisting on a pair on Saturday, he had a rookie-best three points on the week. Also recording eight shots, which was third-most among all league skaters, he netted one power play goal and had one block at the defensive end.
Hockey East Goalie of the Week: Gustavs Davis Grigals, UMass-Lowell (Shreveport Mudbugs): Backstopped the River Hawks to a 4-0 victory over St. Lawrence on Saturday night. Grigals logged 27 saves in the shutout to pick up the fifth blank sheet of his collegiate career and the first as a River Hawk. With his shutout, he becomes just the second River Hawk in program history to record a shutout in his program debut.
NCHC Goalie of the Week: Ludvig Persson, Miami (Lone Star Brahmas): Persson backstopped Miami to an unbeaten opening weekend, allowing only three goals in nearly 124 minutes of action, including only one even-strength goal. The Swede made 19 saves in Saturday’s season-opening, 2-2 overtime tie with Ferris State. He then upped his game even more Sunday, turning aside 30 shots to anchor the RedHawks to a 4-1 victory. Persson totaled 49 saves on 52 shots for a .942 save percentage in the tie and win against the Bulldogs. He also posted a 1.45 goals-against average in the series and helped kill off two major power plays in Sunday’s win. Eight of his 30 saves Sunday came short-handed, while he helped Miami go 7-for-9 on the penalty kill during the weekend.