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January 3, 2012
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MONTHLY HONORS: MAINE'S SPENCER ABBOTT NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER
~ UML's Buco tabbed as Top Rookie; Northeastern's Rawlings takes Top Goalie honor ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Spencer Abbott – Maine
Senior Forward; Hamilton, Ont.
Abbott scored 15 points (6g,9a) in five games in December. He averaged 1.20 goals per game and 3.00 points per contest. Abbott finished the month +4 plus/minus rating and 26 shots on goal. Had a power play goal and score the game-winning goal in each game at Vermont.Tallied five goals and added four assists for nine points in a two-game series at Vermont. Was named the Shawn Walsh Memorial Most Valuable Player of the 2011 Florida College Classic with six points (1g,5a) in the tournament.

Runners-up: Sebastian Stålberg, UVM (So., F, Gothenburg, Sweden) 6GP, 9 pts. (1g,8a)
David Vallorani, UML (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) 6GP, 11 pts. (6g,5a)
Athletic Republic
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Photo HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
Chris Rawlings – Northeastern
Junior Goaltender; North Delta, B.C.
Rawlings started all five games in net for Northeastern and only surrendered more than two goals on one occasion, turning in a 1.97 GAA and a .933 save percentage. Rawlings did not lose a game either, amassing a 4-0-1 mark, playing every minute (305:00). He notched 30+ saves twice in the month, including 38 on Dec. 10th in the victory vs. UMass-Lowell at Matthews Arena.

Runners-up: Alex Beaudry, PC (Sr., Cumberland, Ont.) 2-1-0, 1.66 GAA, .938 save percentage
Doug Carr, UML (So., Hanover, Mass.) 5-1-0, 2.26 GAA, .927 save percentage
Hockey East
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
Stephen Buco – UMass-Lowell
Freshman Forward; North Providence, R.I.
Buco ranked third on the River Hawks with six points (2g,4a) during the month of December. He helped lead UMass Lowell to a 5-1-0 record, while carrying a +2 plus/minus rating and end the month on a four-game scoring streak with five points (1g,4a).

Runner-up: Steven Guzzo, UMass (F, Oakville, Ont.) 4GP, 4 pts. (2g,2a)
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