College hockey players of the week: Jake Randolph leads high-flying Omaha offense to record mark
Leadership and experience were key factors for this week’s NCAA Men’s Hockey stars of the week as two seniors and a junior make up this week’s trio.
1.) Jake Randolph, Omaha
The senior forward led the Mavericks to a sweep of Miami in NCHC action. In Friday night’s 11-7 victory, he had four points on two goals and two assists. The Duluth, Minn. native followed that up with a goal and an assist on the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the RedHawks. He finished the weekend with six points on three goals and three assists to go along with five shots on goal and a +1 rating. Randolph now has 18 points on five goals and 13 assists on the season.
2.) Danny Lopez, Holy Cross
The Barrington Hill, Il. native helped lead the Crusaders to a sweep of Sacred Heart in Atlantic Hockey action. In Friday’s 3-1 win at Sacred Heart he scored two goals and added an assist in the 3-1 victory. On Saturday, the senior forward scored a goal and had an assist in a 4-2 victory. On the weekend, he totaled five points on three goals and two assists to go along with 10 shots on goal and a +3 rating. He moved his season totals to 16 points on nine goals and seven assists.
3.) Billy Christopoulos, Air Force
The junior netminder backstopped the Falcons to a pair of Atlantic Hockey victories against RIT. He made 25 saves, while allowing only one goal in Friday night’s 2-1 victory. On Saturday, the Raleigh, N.C. native posted his first career shutout in a 4-0 win over the Tigers. He improved his season averages to a .911 save percentage and a 2.47 goals-against average.