Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Poturalski Tapped Warrior Hockey Player of the Month
White Wins Top Rookie; Demko Named Best Goaltender
Sophomore Forward; Williamsville, New York
Poturalski registered a league-high 13 points on six goals and seven assists in seven games over the month of November for the Wildcats and registered at least one point in his final six contests. Against No. 2 Boston College, Poturalski set up two of UNH's three goals against a stingy Eagles' defense. In his next outing, he scored the first hat trick of his college career, scoring three times at RPI, pulling the game even at three goals off a natural hat trick. He lead Hockey East in power play points (7) and assists (5) in November and is currently riding a six-game point streak and is the top point producer in the NCAA (11g, 14a, 25pts).
Runner-up: Danny O'Regan (Sr., F; Needham, Mass.)
Forward; Hanover, Massachusetts
White scored five goals and 12 assists in November as his 17 points and 2.43 points per game led all NCAA players during the month. Among all NCAA freshmen, his five goals, seven assists, plus-12 rating, and 30 shots on goal were tops in the country. Every outing in November consisted of a multi-point performance, except for a one-assist outing Nov. 28 against RIT. He is currently riding an eight-game point streak dating back to Oct. 30 (5g, 13a). In that span, he has picked up one game-winning tally and two power-play assists.
Runner-up: Nick Master - UML (Fr., F; Broomall, Pa.)
Junior; San Diego, California
Demko began the month of November with three consecutive shutouts as part of a stretch of six blank sheets in seven games. He won each of the seven games he started this month, helping Boston College to a perfect 7-0-0 record in November and the best start in program history since the 1949 season (12-1-0). His seven wins tied for the NCAA lead and his three shutouts were the most in the country during November, while his 1.43 GAA and .949 SV% led Hockey East. He has appeared in each of the first 13 games Boston College has played, playing all of the Eagles' minutes in net, with six shutouts to his credit thus far. His overall .963 SV% is the second-best in the nation, while his 1.23 GAA is also second in the country.
Runner-up: Kevin Boyle - UML (Sr., G; Manalapan, N.J.)