College hockey players of the week: Northeastern's Cayden Primeau's back-to-back shutouts leads Three Stars
Two standout performances by players from the Garden State led this week’s edition of stars of the week.
1) Cayden Primeau, Northeastern
The freshman netminder didn’t allow a goal on the weekend as the Huskies swept New Hampshire in final weekend of Hockey East action. Against the Wildcats on Friday he made 29 saves in helping Northeastern to an 8-0 victory. On Saturday, he made another 34 saves without allowing a goal in a 4-0 win on the road. On the season, the Vorhees, N.J. native has a .933 save percentage and a 1.85 goals-against average with four shutouts.
2) Max Gottlieb, Brown
The Old Bridge, N.J. native almost doubled his season offensive output in one weekend. On Friday, he had three assists including one on the game-winner in Brown’s 6-4 victory over Harvard. On Saturday, he had a goal and assisted on the game-winner in the Bears’ 3-0 win against Dartmouth. The junior defenseman finished the weekend with five points on a goal and four assists, in addition to six shots on goal and a +2 rating. He improved his season totals to 14 points on three goals and 11 assists.
3) Hunter Shepard, Minnesota Duluth
The sophomore goalie backstopped the Bulldogs to a dominant sweep of Western Michigan. In an 8-0 shutout of the Broncos on Friday, the Cohasset, Minn. native made 22 saves. On Saturday, he made 19 more saves, while allowing his first goal in more than 220 minutes in a 6-1 victory. On the season he has a 2.04 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage while posting six shutouts.