HADLEY, Mass. - Trinitys playoff run came to an end last week in the 2008 NCAA Mens Ice Hockey Tournament. The Bantams, the 2008 NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey Champions, earned a 7-3 victory over UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday before suffering a 6-1 setback at Elmira Saturday evening.
HADLEY, Mass. - Trinity junior forward Josh Rich (Palmyra, Pa.) was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for March 10, 2008. Rich potted the decisive goal in the 2008 NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey Championship on Sunday, scoring 7:07 into the second overtime against Middlebury to give Trinity a 3-2 victory and its second NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey title. Rich also tallied in the first period for the Bantams, as the two goals brought him to three for the season.
HADLEY, Mass. - Amherst senior defenseman Mike McIntosh (Soldotna, Alaska) was named NESCAC Player of the Week for March 3, 2008. McIntosh potted the game-winning goal in overtime of Saturdays quarterfinal con-test against Connecticut College in the 2008 NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey Champi-onship. It was the second game-winner of the season for McIntosh, who has four goals and 12 assists for 16 points through 25 games.
HADLEY, Mass. - Colby freshman goaltender Cody McKinney (Weston, Fla.) was named NESCAC Player of the Week for Feb. 25, 2008. McKinney allowed only one goal while also recording his first collegiate shutout during a pair of wins for the Mules over the weekend. Friday evening, McKinney made 36 saves in a 4-0 win over nationally-ranked Norwich. He then turned aside 31 shots and only allowed one goal during Saturdays 5-1 victory over St. Michaels that ended up giving the Mules the top seed in the 2008 NESCAC Mens Ice Hockey Championship for the first time in tournament history.
HADLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin sophomore goaltender Chris Rossi (Barrington, R.I.) was named NESCAC Player of the Week for Feb. 18, 2008. Rossi allowed just one goal over two wins last weekend for the Polar Bears. Friday evening, Rossi needed only 23 saves during a 4-0 win at Wesleyan, Bowdoins first shutout of the season. Saturday afternoon against Trinity, Rossi backboned the Polar Bear defense by turning aside 36 shots in a 7-1 victory.
HADLEY, Mass. - Wesleyan junior defender Dallas Bossort (Bismark, N.D.) and Williams sophomore goaltender Marc Pulde (Lexington, Mass.) were named NESCAC Co-Players of the Week for Jan. 21, 2008. Bossort consistently performed for the Cardinals last week, tallying a goal and an assist in each of Wesleyans three games for a total of six points. Pulde extended his streak of solid goaltending for the Ephs over the weekend, making 81 saves while allowing only three goals for a .964 save percentage as Williams went 2-0.
HADLEY, Mass. - Trinity freshman forward Adam Houli (Howell, N.J.) came away with NESCAC Player of the Week honors for Feb. 4, 2008. Houli had the best point production of his rookie year over the weekend with two goals and two assists, helping the Bantams record two important NESCAC victories in the process. Houli now has four goals and three assists for seven points through 15 games.
HADLEY, Mass. - Colby senior defenseman Arthur Fritch (South Boston, Mass.) was named NESCAC Player of the Week for Jan. 28, 2008. Fritch recorded five assists, two coming on the eventual game-winning goals during a 2-0 weekend for the Mules. Fritch was part of a defense that allowed only two goals and an average of 27.5 shots per game. He ranks third among conference defenders in scoring this season with four goals and 13 assists for 17 points.
HADLEY, Mass. - Middlebury senior forward Mickey Gilchrist (Ottawa, Ontario) and Tufts senior goaltender James Kalec (East Amherst, N.Y.) were named NESCAC Co-Players of the Week for Jan. 21, 2008. Gilchrist recorded four goals and three assists during a 3-0 week for the Panthers. Kalec posted a 1.32 goals against average and an impressive .966 save percentage in a 2-1-0 week for the Jumbos, with the lone loss coming in overtime on Friday to Skidmore.
HADLEY, Mass. - Middlebury senior defender Tom Maldonado (Bronx, N.Y.) came away with NESCAC Player of the Week honors for Jan. 14, 2008. Maldonado had a goal and four assists for five points during a pair of wins for the Panthers. Maldonado is tied for third among conference defensemen with two goals and 10 assists for 12 points.