Andrew Poturalski - New Hampshire
Sophomore Forward; Williamsville, New York
Poturalski recorded nine points in five games over the month of
December, scoring six goals and adding three assists for the
Wildcats. He registered at least a point in all but one outing in the
month. In a 6-3 win over Dartmouth (Dec. 11), Poturalski scored
twice to help the Wildcats beat their intrastate rival. He currently
leads the nation in points with 36 (18g, 18a), points per game
(1.89), goals (18) and goals per game (0.95). Poturalski was the
Warrior Hockey Player of the Month for November and was also
named Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Dec. 7.
Runner-up: Cal Petersen, ND (So., G; Waterloo, Iowa)
Munson appeared in the first five games of his collegiate career in
December, posting a 1.59 goals against average and .940 save
percentage for the Catamounts. Munson was a perfect 3-0-0 at
home in Vermont's Gutterson Fieldhouse, carrying a .985 save
percentage and registering two shutouts. He was also named the
MVP of the Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount Cup, allowing just one
goal against Lake Superior State and Colgate while stopping 43 of
the 44 of the shots he faced in the two contests as he backboned
his team to the tournament title.
Runner-up: Tage Thompson, UConn (Fr., F; Orange, Conn.)
Nick Ellis - Providence College
Junior; Millersville, Maryland
Ellis Hockey East in nearly every goaltending category during
the month of December with four wins, a 0.99 goals against
average, and a .963 save percentage in his five appearances.
He also recorded a shutout against Merrimack on Dec. 5, his
second of the year, and stopped 129 of 134 shots he faced.
Currently on the year, Ellis ranks first overall in Hockey East with
a .937 save percentage and second with a 1.80 goals against
average. Nationwide, he ranks eighth and ninth, respectively, in
Runner-up: Danny Tirone, UNH (So., G; Trumbull, Conn.)