NCAA Hockey: 3 Stars of the Week
1 - Jake Walman, Providence
The sophomore defenseman had a stellar weekend as he helped lead the Friars to a sweep at Colgate over the weekend and remain unbeaten at 6-0-1 on the season. The Toronto, Ontario native had a three goals, including the game-winner, and four points in a 7-2 victory Friday night in Hamilton, NY. In Saturday’s series finale, he had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 win. On the weekend, he finished with four goals, two assists, 14 shots on goal and a +5 rating. For the season, he is the team’s leading scorer with 12 points on seven goals and five assists.
2 – Atte Tolvanen, Northern Michigan
The freshman goaltender allowed only one goal all weekend as the Wildcats went unbeaten at home against Bemidji State. In the Friday night series opener, the Vihti, Finland native stopped all 46 Beaver shots to record his first career shutout in a scoreless overtime tie. On Saturday night, he made 34 more saves while allowing only one goal in a 3-1 win. For the weekend, he had a 0.48 goals against average and a .988 save percentage. On the season, he has a 1.99 goals against average and a .942 save percentage.
3 – Max French, Bentley
In his first action of the season, the West Kelowna, British Columbia native registered six points on the weekend on three goals and three assists in an Atlantic Hockey series against Army West Point. The junior forward scored both goals in a 2-2 tie against the Black Knights on Friday night. The following night, French tallied four points on a goal and three assists in a 6-2 victory. For his career he now has 63 points on 30 goals and 33 assists in only 70 career games.