Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Stevens Named Warrior Hockey Player of the Month
Ruck Wins Top Rookie; Ellis Chosen as Best Goaltender
Sophomore Forward; Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Stevens paced Hockey East and finished second in the NCAA during the month of February, totaling 14 points on six goals and eight assists. He potted three power-play goals and a trio of game-winning goals, also the most in the country during the month, as he helped Northeastern to a 7-1-1 record to earn the No. 6 seed in the Hockey East Tournament. He picked up a point in seven of the nine games in which he appeared, registering five multi-point outings.
Runner-up: Ryan Fitzgerald, BC (Jr., F; North Reading, Mass.)
Goaltender; Coto de Caza, California
Ruck backboned Northeastern to a 7-1-1 record in February, starting each game in net for the Huskies. He tied for the most wins in the month among all NCAA goaltenders and carried a 1.57 goals against average and .938 save percentage, ranking him fourth and 10th in the country, respectively. He allowed two goals or fewer in eight of his nine appearances, including games against nationally ranked teams Boston University, UMass Lowell and Harvard.
Runner-up: Nick Master, UML (Fr., F; Broomall, Pa.)
Junior; Millersville, Maryland
Ellis led all goaltenders in the NCAA during February with an unblemished 7-0-0 record for the Friars, while topping all college goaltenders with a 1.23 goals against average and .952 save percentage. The junior netminder surrendered just eight goals, stopping 158 of 166 shots he faced. On the year, Ellis has allowed two goals or fewer in 23 of 32 starts, including all seven games in February.
Runner-up: Kevin Boyle, UML (Sr., G; Manalapan, N.J.)