Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Roy Named Warrior Hockey Player of the Month for March/April
Ruck Wins Top Rookie; Boyle Chosen as Best Goaltender
Senior Forward; Lac-Beauport, Quebec
Over the final two months of the 2015-16 season, Roy helped Northeastern complete a historic turnaround in its run to the Hockey East Tournament title and its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009. The Huskies' captain led Hockey East over March and April with 10 points (5g, 5a) in seven games, helping Northeastern capture its first Hockey East Championship since 1988. He led the league in tournament scoring with nine points (5g, 4a) and was named to the All-Tournament Team for his efforts.
Runner-up: Joe Gambardella, UML (Jr., F; Staten Island, N.Y.)
Goaltender; Coto de Caza, California
Ruck backboned Northeastern to a 6-1-0 record in March and April and helped the Huskies claim the first Hockey East Tournament title in 28 years, launching his team in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. He kicked out 169 shots in 437:56 of time en route to setting the Hockey East Tournament single-season record for wins by a goaltender with six victories. He won six contests in a row in March and April before bowing out to eventual NCAA national champion North Dakota in the NCAA Tournament.
Runner-up: Derek Petti, MC (Fr., F; Tewksbury, Mass.)
Senior; Manalapan, New Jersey
Boyle went 4-2-0 over the last two months for the River Hawks with a 1.75 GAA and a .944 save percentage and one shutout. All of his starts in March and April came against nationally ranked opponents. Named Hockey East Co-Player of the Year March 17, Boyle notched 202 saves in March and April, second most of any Hockey East goaltender. He also recorded a career-high and school record 58 saves in the 3OT win against Providence in the Hockey East semifinals on March 18, while he allowed two goals or fewer and made more than 30 saves in four of six starts
Runner-up: Drew Vogler, MC (Fr., G; Florissant, Mo.)