NCAA hockey: Union's Vecchione leads Three Stars for second time
1 | Mike Vecchione, Union
For the second time this season, the Saugus, Massachusetts, native takes top honors in the NCAA Hockey Stars of the Week. In three games last week, the senior forward tallied eight points on four goals and four assists, while also tallying 10 shots on goal and a +6 rating. In Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Holy Cross he had an assist. Vecchione was a man on a mission in ECAC Hockey weekend play as he posted four points on three goals and an assist in a 5-3 victory against Yale on Friday. On Saturday, he added another goal and two more assists in a 6-4 win against Brown. He is the nation’s leader with both 24 points and 14 goals. In his career, he has 137 points on 56 goals and 81 assists.
2 | Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence
The junior goalie from Denver led the Saints to a weekend sweep of ECAC Hockey foes with shutouts in both contests, moving him to the career lead on the school’s all-time list. On Friday evening against Princeton, Hayton stopped all 29 Tiger shots in the 4-0 victory. On Saturday, he made 25 more saves as Quinnipiac couldn’t figure him out in the 2-0 shutout. On the season, Hayton now has a 2.57 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.
3 | Charles Williams, Canisius
The senior goaltender had an outstanding weekend in net, leading the Golden Griffins to an Atlantic Hockey sweep of the Rochester Institute of Technology. On Friday night, he registered his second career shutout as he saved all 41 Tiger shots in a 1-0 victory, keeping RIT off the scoreboard for the first time all season. On Saturday in Rochester, New York, the Canton, Michigan, native made 43 more saves in a 2-1 win. He now has a 2.11 goals-against average on the season to go along with a .944 save percentage.