Thursday, December 1, 2016
Aston-Reese Named Warrior Hockey Player of the Month
Grasso Earns Top Rookie; Lekkas Keeps Best Goaltender Honors
Senior Forward; Staten Island, New York
Zach Aston-Reese tied for second in the nation in scoring in the month of November, racking up 13 points on seven goals and six assists across one of the toughest schedules in the NCAA over that span, playing six of eight games against ranked opponents. His seven strikes tied for the NCAA lead over November. He logged four multi-point games en route to becoming the 48th player in Northeastern history to reach 100 career points. He completed the month riding a four-game point streak, amassing nine points in that span.
Runner-up: Tyler Kelleher, UNH (Sr., F; Longmeadow, Mass.)
Forward; Ankeny, Iowa
Patrick Grasso recorded nine points during the month of November, skating in eight games. The freshman forward scored three goals and chipped in six assists, helping his New Hampshire team to a fourth-place standing in the Hockey East table. He registered at least one point in all but one of his games, and posted multiple points in two of his eight outings. Prior to being held pointless Nov. 22 against RPI, he was riding an 18-game point streak, appearing on the score sheet in every game of his career except for two.
Runner-up: Ross Colton, UVM (Fr., F; Robbinsville, N.J.)
Freshman; Elburn, Illinois
Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Stefanos Lekkas continued the hot start to his career in the month of November, going 5-1-1 in six appearances with a 1.85 goals against average and .939 save percentage, the best of all Hockey East netminders. He make the most saves of any league goalie with 199 stops on 212 shots. In Belfast, he stopped 73 of 76 shots faced, including a career-high 40 saves against then-No. 3 Quinnipiac in the championship game. He posted at least 30 saves in four of his final five starts and was unbeaten in the final six starts of his month.
Runner-up: Tyler Wall, UML (Fr., G; Leamington, Ont.)