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Mark Bedics | NCAA.com | October 25, 2016

Union's Vecchione leads Three Stars

NCAA Hockey: Top Five Plays

1 – Mike Vecchione, Union College

  Senior forward Mike Vecchione led the Dutchmen to a sweep of Atlantic Hockey competition over the weekend.
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

  Jake Oettinger tallied his first two career shutouts over the weekend.
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

  Sophomore forward Brock Boeser helped keep the Fighting Hawks undefeated.
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.

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