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February 1, 2011
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MONTHLY HONORS: DA COSTA AND THOMPSON NAMED CO-PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY
~ Merrimack's Collins earns Top Rookie; NU's Rawlings takes Top Goalie honors ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Stephane Da Costa - Merrimack
Sophomore Forward; Paris, France
Da Costa tallied 15 points (5g,10a) in eight games, highlighted by five multi-point games, including three three-point games. Scored three power play goals. Fired 33 shots while posting a +3 rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Paul Thompson - New Hampshire
Senior Forward; Derry, N.H.
Thompson registered 14 points and 1.75 points per game (9g,5a) in eight games for the Wildcats leading them to a 5-3-0 record in the month. Had a goal in six of nine games and a point in 7 of 9. Had five multi-point efforts with +3 rating and two game-winning goals. Notched four points and a hat trick on Jan. 7 vs. UMass-Lowell.

Runners-up: Wade MacLeod, NU (Sr., F, Coquitlam, B.C.) 8GP, 11 pts. (7g,4a)
David Vallorani, UML (Jr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) 8GP. 11 pts. (3g,8a)
Athletic Republic
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Photo PURE HOCKEY GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
Chris Rawlings – Northeastern
Sophomore Goaltender; North Delta, B.C.
Rawlings posted three shutouts in the month of January is currently tied for second in the country with the most shutouts this season (4). Rawlings secured a meager 1.54 GAA with a .948 save percentage and 4-1-2 record. He stopped 202 of 213 shots in January. He also recorded 30+ saves on four occasions.

Runners-up: Joe Cannata, MC (Jr., Wakefield, Mass.) 7-1-0, 2.21 GAA, .911 save%
Matt DiGirolamo, UNH (Jr., Ambler, Pa.) 5-3-0, 2.24 GAA, .928 save%
Pure Hockey
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
Mike Collins – Merrimack
Freshman Forward; Boston, Mass.
Collins notched 11 points (6g,5a), including his first career hat trick and four point game against Vermont. Recorded his four multi-point games, his first career multi-point efforts, while scoring three power play goals. Tallied one game–winner and a +2 rating.

Runners-up: Charlie Coyle, BU (F, East Weymouth, Mass.) 7GP, 7 pts. (2g,5a)
Michael Pereira, UMass (F, West Haven, Conn.) 8GP, 7 pts. (3g,4a)
Pro Ambitions
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