NCAA Hockey: Brown's Marchin tops Three Stars
1 – Tommy Marchin, Brown
The freshman forward had the biggest weekend of his career so far as he was named Most Outstanding Player at the Friendship Four tournament in Belfast, Ireland. Marchin had a hat trick in Brown’s 5-0 semifinal victory against Colgate. Although the Bears lost in a shootout after the championship game finished in a 5-5 tie, he had three points on a goal and two assists. On the weekend he finished with six points on four goals and two assists to go along with six shots on goal and a +3 rating. The Algonac, Mich. native is now second on the team in scoring with 12 points on six goals and six assists.
2 – Merrick Madsen, Harvard
The sophomore goaltender was named the Shillelagh Tournament Most Valuable Player after allowing only one goal for Harvard on its way to the tournament title. In the semifinals, Madsen made 29 saves, with one goal allowed as the Crimson beat the host Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 4-1. In the championship game, the Acton, N.J. native stopped all 31 Rensselaer shots as Harvard shut out the Engineers, 4-0.
Madsen leads the nation with a 0.60 goals-against average and a .979 save percentage, in addition to being a perfect 5-0 in the net on the season.
3 – Drake Caggiula, North Dakota
The Whitby, Ontario native led the Fighting Hawks to a weekend sweep of Michigan State. In Friday’s series opener he scored two goals, including the game winner in a 3-1 victory over the Spartans. In Saturday’s contest, he had two goals, including the game winner for the second straight day, and an assist in a 4-1 win. On the weekend, he finished with five points on four goals and an assist, 11 shots on goal and a +4 rating. He leads the team and is third in the nation with 21 points on 11 goals and 10 assists.