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
Randolph racked up six of his 18 points over the weekend.
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.
Lopez contributed to all three goals in Friday's win over Sacred Heart.
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.
Christopolous posted his first career shutout in a 4-0 win over RIT.
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.
Women's college hockey: Cornell's Kristin O'Neill nets two game-winning goals for this week's top star honor
Here are the top three stars from the past week in women's college hockey.