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Hockey East Player of the Month Cale Makar of Massachusetts
Cale Makar Named Hockey East Player of the Month
Dugan Claims Top Rookie; Primeau Wins Best Goaltender Honors

HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Cale Makar - Massachusetts
Sophomore Defenseman; Calgary, Alberta

Cale Makar led Hockey East in scoring for the month of October with 11 points (3g, 8a) in just six games. The sophomore defenseman posted at least one point in five of the six contests he appeared in with three multi-point games. Makar was named Hockey East Player of the Week twice while helping UMass to a 5-1-0 overall record, the first time the Minutemen have won five games in October in program history. He set a single-game career-high with four points (2g, 2a) on Oct. 12 while his threepoint night on Oct. 19 helped UMass upset then-#1 Ohio State on the road, 6-3. His efforts over the opening month of the season have helped UMass to the top-10 in the nation in scoring defense (T10), scoring margin (T7), power play (3), penalty kill (T7) and combined special teams (2).

Runner-up: Alexander Payusov, UConn (Jr., F; Montreal, Que.)


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH

Jack Dugan - Providence
Forward; Rochester, New York

Jack Dugan Dugan finished second among all Hockey East rookies in October with seven points in six games (2g, 5a). Both of his goals proved to be game-winning tallies, coming Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. Five of his total points (1g, 4a) came in power play situations, leading all Hockey East rookies in power-play assists and poitns. In two Hockey East games in October, Dugan totaled two goals and three assists with a plus-two rating. He also won 13-of-17 face offs he took in the season's opening month.

Runner-up: Jaycham Kondelik, UConn (Fr., F; Budejovice, Czech Republic


STOP IT GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH

Cayden Primeau - Northeastern
Sophomore; Voorhees, New Jersey

Northeastern University goaltender Cayden Primeau went 4-2-0 with a 2.00 goals against average and .923 save percentage in October. Is one of nine goaltenders in the nation with four wins this season, and moved into a tie for fourth all-time at Northeastern in career shutouts (five) when he blanked Sacred Heart on Oct. 13 with a 25-save effort. His 25-stop performance on Oct. 27 gave the Huskies a 3-2 win over then-#2 St. Cloud State at Matthews arena.

Runner-up: Hayden Hawkey, PC (Sr., G; Parker, Colo.)