Men's Ice Hockey: Union's Vecchione leads Three Stars
1 – Mike Vecchione, Union College
The senior forward from Saugus, Massachusetts, had an outstanding weekend leading the Dutchmen to a sweep of Atlantic Hockey competition. On Friday against Rochester Institute of Technology, he scored two goals and added an assist in a 5-2 victory against the Tigers. Vecchione followed that up Saturday with four goals and an assist in a 5-2 win against Niagara. It was the first time a player has scored four goals in a game this year in Division I men’s ice hockey. Over the weekend, he finished with eight points on six goals and two assists to go along with 15 shots on goal on a +5 rating. He now leads the nation with 13 points and eight goals on the season.
2 – Jake Oettinger, Boston University
The Lakeville, Minnesota native registered the first two shutouts of his collegiate career as the Terriers posted two victories on the weekend. In a 7-0 blanking of Sacred Heart on Friday evening, he made 24 saves to keep the Pioneers off the scoreboard. On Saturday, he had an extremely impressive outing, keeping No. 4 ranked Quinnipiac scoreless in a 3-0 victory with 22 saves. For the season, the freshman netminder has a 1.42 goals against average and a .947 save percentage.
3 – Brock Boeser, North Dakota
The sophomore forward was instrumental in keeping the No. 1 ranked North Dakota Fighting Hawks undefeated. He started the weekend with a hat trick in a 3-2 victory against Bemidji State on Friday night. He followed that up with two more goals in a 5-4 victory versus the Beavers on Saturday. The Burnsville, Minnesota, native finished with five goals, 12 shots on goal and a +3 rating on the weekend. He now has 12 points on six goals and six assists for the season.