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February 28, 2013
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MONTHLY HONORS: UML'S CONNOR HELLEBUYCK TABBED PLAYER OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY
~ Merrimack's Sam Marotta earns Top Goalie; PC's Jon Gillies nets Top Rookie honor ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK - UMASS LOWELL
Freshman Goaltender; Commerce, Mich.
Hellebuyck went 5-0-0 record in February for the River Hawks, while posting a 1.61 GAA and a .933 save percentage with one shutout (111 saves on 119 shots). He allowed two goals or less in four of his five starts and notched three victories against ranked opponents in the month. He registered 26 saves in the 6-3 win at UMass on February 15 and notched a 25-save road shutout on February 22 vs. Boston University.

Runners-up:
Joey Diamond, Maine (Sr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) 5GP, 9pts. (6g,3a)
Joseph Pendenza, UML (Jr., F, Wilmington, Mass.) 7 GP, 9pts. (3g,6a)
Michael Pereira, UMass (Jr., F, West Haven, Conn.) 7GP, 11pts. (6g,5a)

Athletic Republic
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Photo STOP IT GOALTENDING GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
SAM MAROTTA - MERRIMACK
Junior Goaltender; Bridgewater, Mass.
Marotta posted a 4-2-1 record with a 1.69 GAA and a .947 save percentage. He allowed just eight goals in his first six February starts, highlighted by a 25-save shutout over Lowell and a 51-save performance in a win over UNH. Marotta defeated two teams ranked in the top-5 nationally.

Runner-up:
Brody Hoffman, Vermont (Fr., Wilkie, Sask.) 3-2-1, 1.81 GAA, .927 save%, 1 SO
Stop It Goaltending
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
JON GILLIES - PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
Freshman Goaltender; South Portland, Maine
Gillies posted a 3-0-3 record for February with a 1.76 GAA and a .947 save percentage, including a 1-0 shutout of fifth-ranked New Hampshire (Feb. 17). He allowed two goals or fewer in five of the six starts and posted 30+ on four occasions in the month. Gillies faced three nationally ranked teams in the month and went 1-0-2 against them.

Runner-up:
Christian Folin, UML (D, Gothenburg, Sweden) 7GP, 7pts. (2g,5a)
Devin Shore, Maine (F, Ajax, Ont.) 7GP, 9pts. (1g,8a)
Pro Ambitions

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