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Mark Bedics | | November 17, 2015

Joey Benik Leads NCAA Hockey Stars of the Week

NCAA Hockey: Top Five Plays

1 - Joey Benik, St. Cloud State

The senior forward led the Huskies to a weekend sweep of Western Michigan in National Collegiate Hockey Conference action. In the Friday night series opener, the Andover, Minnesota native scored a goal on seven shots in the 5-2 victory. On Saturday, Benik fired 11 shots on goal, scoring on four of them an adding an assist in an 11-1 win against the Broncos. For the weekend, he finished with five goals, one assist, 18 shots on goal and a +4 rating. He now has 10 points on the season with seven goals and three assists.


2 – Nick Schmaltz, North Dakota

The sophomore forward from Verona, Wisconsin, had multi-point games in both contests against Miami University this past weekend. On Friday in a 6-2 victory, he scored a goal and had three assists, including one on the game-winner. In Saturday’s series finale he had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win against the RedHawks. On the weekend, he totaled six points on two goals and four assists while registering six shots on goal and a +6 rating. He is tied for the team lead with 13 points on two goals and 11 assists.


3 - Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence

The Denver, Colorado native stopped all 32 Clarkson shots in a 3-0 shutout Friday night in the Saints’ only game of the week. The sophomore goaltender was literally unbeatable in one of college hockey’s biggest rivalries as it was the first time all year that the Golden Knights have been shut out. It was the first shutout of the season and sixth of Hayton’s career. On the season he has a 2.09 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.

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