College hockey players of the week: Canisius's Dylan McLaughlin leads Three Stars
Dylan McLaughlin, Canisius
The sophomore forward had a big week as he had multiple points in all three of the Golden Griffins games last week. On Tuesday in a 4-1 win against Niagara, the Lancaster, New York native scored a goal and added an assist on the game-winner. On Friday, he scored two goals, including the game winner in a 4-2 victory against American International. On Saturday, he led the Golden Griffins to a sweep of the Yellow Jackets with a goal and two assists in a 6-1 victory. For the week, McLaughlin finished with seven points on four goals and three assists to go along with 10 shots on goal and a +3 rating. He is the team’s leading scorer with 22 points on 10 goals and 12 assists.
Collin Delia, Merrimack
The Rancho Cucamonga, California native led the Warriors to a sweep of No. 1 ranked Boston University last week. In last Tuesday’s 3-1 victory at home, he made 30 saves while allowing only one goal. In Friday’s rematch in Boston, the junior netminder made 37 saves, while only allowing one goal in the 4-1 win. He now has a .931 save percentage and a 2.04 goals-against average, both of which rank in the top 10 in the nation.
Dylan Sikura, Northeastern
The junior forward virtually single-handedly led the Huskies to a 4-3 upset of No. 7 UMass Lowell in Northeastern’s only action of the week. Trailing 3-1 with less than eight minutes remaining in the contest, the junior forward scored a natural hat trick, including the game-winner with 17 seconds left to win the game. He now has 41 points on the season with 16 goals and 25 assists.