NCAA hockey: Three Stars include goalies from Clarkson, Vermont
Each week, NCAA.com looks at the top three players from the past week in college hockey. Below are the three stars from Nov. 22-28:
1 – Jake Kielly, Clarkson
The Freshman goaltender was named the Shillelagh Tournament Most Outstanding Player after leading the Golden Knights to the championship. In a first round shootout win against Yale, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota, native made 27 saves while only allowing two goals in regulation and overtime. In the championship game, Kielly tallied 35 saves in shutting out the host No. 12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the tournament title. For the season, he has a 2.38 goals-against average, a .923 save percentage and two shutouts.
2 – Stefanos Lekkas, Vermont
The Elburn, Illinois native was named the Friendship Four Most Outstanding Player after leading the Catamounts to the tournament title in Belfast, Ireland. In Friday night’s opening round contest, the freshman goalie made 33 saves, while only allowing two goals in a 4-2 victory against Massachusetts. In Saturday’s championship game, he registered 40 saves while only allowing one goal in a 5-1 victory against No. 3 Quinnipiac. In his rookie campaign, Lekkas has put together an impressive 8-1-2 record in goal with a 1.72 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage.
3 – Dylan Sikura, Northeastern
The Huskies had only one game on the weekend, but the junior forward made it count as he scored four points in leading Northeastern to a 6-4 upset win over No. 11 Minnesota. The Aurora, Ontario native scored two goals, including the game-winner, and had an assist in the third period to lead the comeback bid. He finished the game with three goals, an assist, seven shots on goal and a +3 rating. He is tied for the team season scoring lead with 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists.