NCAA hockey: Cornell's Mitch Gillam leads stars of the week
1 – Mitch Gillam, Cornell
The Peterborough, Ontario native posted a pair of shutouts in ECAC Hockey action over the weekend. On Friday against 10th-ranked Yale, the junior goaltender registered 30 saves in handing the Bulldogs their first shutout on the season in a 0-0 tie. On Saturday, Gillam made 27 saves without allowing a goal in a 1-0 victory against the Brown Bears. With the two consecutive shutouts he now has held the opposition scoreless in his last 167:31 in the net. On the season, Gillam has a 1.59 goals-against average, which is good for seventh in the nation and a .938 save percentage to go along with three shutouts.
2 – Tyler Heinonen, Michigan Tech
The junior forward led the Huskies to a tie and a win against in-state rival Michigan State in non-conference play. In Saturday’s 5-4 overtime victory against the Spartans, Heinonen scored two goals, including the game-ender, and added two assists. In the last four minutes of Sunday’s 4-4 thriller, he scored a goal and added an assist to bring Michigan Tech back from a two-goal deficit to gain the tie. On the weekend, he finished with six points on three goals and three assists to go along with 13 shots on goal and a +5 rating. He now leads the team in scoring with 12 points on seven goals and five assists.
3 – Austin Farley, Minnesota Duluth
The senior from Niles, Illinois was instrumental in the Bulldogs’ weekend sweep of Colorado College. In the 5-0 shutout on Friday in Colorado Springs, he had two goals and an assist for Minnesota Duluth. He added four points on two goals and two assists in Saturday’s 6-0 shutout to seal the series against the Tigers. For the weekend he had seven points on four goals and three assists in addition to seven shots on goal and a +6 rating. On the season, Farley is tied for the team lead with 13 points on eight goals and five assists.