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December 4, 2012
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MONTHLY HONORS: BC'S JOHNNY GAUDREAU TABBED PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER
~ UNH's Casey DeSmith earns Top Goalie; BU's Matt Grzelcyk takes Top Rookie honor ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
JOHNNY GAUDREAU BOSTON COLLEGE
Sophomore Forward; Carneys Point, N.J.
Gaudreau tallied at least a point in each game and finished with a team-high 14 points (7g,7a) and a +10 rating in 6-1-0 month. Recorded four multiple-point performances, including a career-high five-point effort (and +5 rating) against Dartmouth. Scored three game-winning goals and two power-play goals. Gaudreau scored a point in every game in the month for the Eagles. It marks the first time in his career that Gaudreau has taken home Player of the Month honors.

Runner-up:
Kevin Goumas, UNH (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) 8GP, 17pts. (6g,11a)
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Photo HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
CASEY DESMITH NEW HAMPSHIRE
Sophomore Goaltender; Rochester, N.H.
DeSmith went 5-1-1 with a 1.65 GAA and a .951 save percentage in the month for the Wildcats. He registered three consecutive shutouts in the month, setting a UNH record for scoreless minutes in the process at 203:32. DeSmith won the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week twice in November. He stopped 30+ shots on four occasions, including a pair of 40-plus save performances. He wins the award for the second consecutive month to start the season.

Runners-up:
Sean Maguire, BU (Fr., Powell River, B.C.) 2-1-0, 1.68 GAA, .942 save%
Parker Milner, BC (Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) 6-1-0, 2.30 GAA, .920 save%
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
MATT GRZELCYK - BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Freshman Defenseman; Charlestown, Mass.
Grzelcyk scored at least one point in seven of the eight contests in November and totaled eight points (2g, 6a) and a plus-4 rating. Both of his goals came against Boston College with the latter being the game-winner on Nov. 30. He added six blocked shots in the month and committed just one penalty over the eight contests.

Runners-up:
Jon Gillies, PC (G, Portland, Maine) 4-3-0, 1.99 GAA, .926 save%
Kevin Roy, NU (F, Lac-Beauport, Que.) 8GP, 8pts. (3g,5a)
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