Dylan Zink was named the Most Valuable Player of the Mariucci Classic after scoring three goals and leading the River Hawks to the tournament title. Against RIT, the sophomore defenseman scored in the second period as UMass-Lowell went on to a 7-3 victory. In the championship game against Merrimack, Zink scored two goals including the game-winner with less than four minutes to go in the contest as the River Hawks posted a 3-1 victory. Zink now has 16 points on the season with eight goals and eight assists.
Second Star -- Cody Marooney, Alabama-Huntsville
The sophomore forward from Eden Prairie, Minnesota scored both game-winning goals for the Chargers at Alaska-Anchorage this past weekend. On Friday night, Marooney scored on his only shot as he lit the lamp just two minutes into the second period of the 3-2 victory. On Saturday, he put the Chargers ahead for good as he scored more than halfway into the second period for the final goal of the game in a 2-1 win. It was the first WCHA sweep for Alabama-Huntsville since joining the conference and its first time beating its opponent in both games of a weekend series against a Division I opponent since Jan. 29-30, 2010.
First Star -- Jay Williams, Miami (Ohio)
The junior goaltender posted shutout victories in both of his appearances in the net last week. In the third-place game of the Florida College Classic he registered 15 saves in a 3-0 blanking of Cornell. The McLean, Virginia native was back between the pipes, January 3, against RPI as he made 22 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Engineers. On the season, Williams now has four shutouts in 14 starts, while compiling a 1.54 goals against average, good for third in the nation, and a .929 save percentage. He has an .867 winning percentage (13-2) in his 15 appearances, which is second best in the nation.