SHU's Vazzano turns away 22 shots to earn his first shutout of the season
Third star -- Brad McGowan, Rochester Institute
The senior forward led the Tigers to a split with Atlantic Hockey regular season champs Robert Morris. In the Friday night series opener, McGowan had an assist in a 4-3 loss. In a Saturday night 4-3 victory, McGowan had a hand in every goal as he had four points on three goals, including the game-winner, and an assist. On the weekend, he scored five points on three goals and two assists while racking up 11 shots on goal and a +3 rating. For the season, he has 33 points on 14 goals and 19 assists.
Second star – Dylan Larkin, Michigan
Larkin scored six points in a weekend series against Ohio State. In the Friday night opener in Columbus, Ohio, he scored two points on a goal and an assist despite a 5-3 loss to the Buckeyes. In Sunday’s 5-2 victory at home against Ohio State, the freshman forward had four points on a goal and three assists, including one on the game-winner. For the weekend, Larkin tallied two goals, four assists, 16 shots on goal and a +4 rating. On the season, he has 38 points on 12 goals and 26 assists.
First star – Alex Vazzano, Sacred Heart
The senior goaltender allowed only one goal all weekend in a split with Holy Cross in Atlantic Hockey action. In Friday night’s 1-0 loss at Holy Cross, Vazzano made 31 saves, while only allowing the one goal. Vazzano posted his first shutout of the season with 22 saves in a 5-0 victory at Holy Cross on Saturday. On the weekend, Vazzano posted a 0.51 goals against average with a .981 save percentage. For the season, he has posted a 2.77 goals against average and a .913 save percentage.