Notebook: Manhattanville 10-0
VALIANT EFFORT: Junior goaltender Andrew Gallant fended off three foes last week as second-ranked Manhattanville remained perfect on the season with a 10-0-0 record. The Valiants boast the longest winning streak in the nation at 10 games.
Gallant recorded 28 saves in a 5-3 victory over Williams College, posted 37 saves in a 6-1 win against high-scoring Curry, and tallied 15 saves in a 3-1 win over Skidmore to earn ECAC West Goalie of the Week honors. The award was the second of the season for Gallant.
Gallant leads the nation in goalie victories, and ranks sixth in the NCAA statistics with a 1.67 goals against average. His save percentage of 0.937 is seventh in the nation.
Manhattanville is listed second on the scoring margin list, winning by an average of 3.70 goals per game. The Valiants offense is sparked by sophomore Jason Murfitt, who leads Division III with 2.30 points per game, and junior Jordan Menzies, who is third in the nation with 2.10 points per game.
FIRST-TIMER: Amherst Colleges Rylan Burns recorded the first four points of his career as the Jeffs downed Connecticut College and Wesleyan for the Spurrier Tournament title last weekend.
Burns netted two goals and contributed an assist in the 7-4 victory over Connecticut College on Saturday, and then followed it up with a game-winning performance as he scored a power-play goal in overtime to edge Wesleyan, 3-2, on Sunday.
The first-year from Mill Bay, British Columbia, garnered New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his efforts.
MAKING A STATEMENT: Hobart College extended its winning streak to five games as the Statesmen won the Babson Invitational Tournament last week. Junior Conor Bradley and freshman Keith Longo each turned in stellar performances and garnered ECAC West Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for their efforts.
Bradley tallied six points, including four goals, as he was named the tournaments most valuable player. He netted three goals and added an assist in Hobarts 6-0 shutout of Williams, and contributed a goal and an assist in the Statesmens 5-1 win against Milwaukee School of Engineering. Bradley is the team leader with 17 points and 10 goals, and ranks second in the nation in both points (2.13) and goals (1.25) per game.
Longo saved 50 of 51 shots on goal in the two victories, including a season-high 27 saves against MSOE. He leads the nation with a 1.00 goals against average and .958 save percentage.
Hobart entered the USCHO.com Division III poll at No. 12 this week.
NOTABLE: Dustin Sieben of St. Scholastica scored six goals and dished out an assist as the Saints downed Augsburg and Concordia-Moorhead at the Division III College Hockey Showcase last weekend. Sieben, a senior from Millet, Alberta, was named Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Week for his scoring prowess ¦ The Milwaukee School of Engineering won its first-ever game against a nationally-ranked opponent as the Raiders edged then-No. 12 Babson College on Saturday. Senior forward James Shipley was selected Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Week after netting the game-tying goal and assisting on the game-winning score in the history-making victory.