Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Patrick Holway Named Hockey East Player of the Month
Doherty Claims Top Rookie; Primeau Wins Best Goaltender Honors
Sophomore Defenseman; Cohasset, Massachusetts
Patrick Holway led Maine and all defenseman nationally with three goals and six assist for nine points in the final month of 2017. His nine points also tied for the lead among all Hockey East skaters over the month of December. Two of his helpers set up game-winning strikes for the Black Bears who are currently riding a seven-game unbeaten streak dating back to November. The sophomore blueliner fired 15 shots on goal last month, second-most among all league defensemen, and takes a five-game point streak into the 2018 calendar year (3g, 6a).
Runner-up: Erik Foley, Providence
Forward; Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Tim Doherty wrapped December with eight points on four goals and four assists, good for third in the league and first among first-year skaters. His four goals also tied for the league lead. In helping Maine to a 5-0-1 month, Doherty recorded at least one point in all six games and pushed his point streak to seven games overall. Doherty, an academic sophomore in his first year on the ice, played a part in two game-winning goals, scoring the decisive tally on Dec. 29 and setting up the winner on Dec. 30. He also enjoyed a four-game goal streak from Dec. 2 - Dec. 29.
Runner-up: Cayden Primeau, Northeastern
Goaltender; Voorhees, N.J.
Cayden Primeau went undefeated in the month of December, backstopping Northeastern to a 4-0-1 record and helping to lift his team into second place in the Hockey East table. He stopped 135 shots in 302:57 of work, good for the nation's third-best goals against average (1.19) and sixth-best save percentage (.957). He allowed just one goal in four of his five starts and two goals or fewer in each game in which he appeared. He currently sits at 7-3-2 on the year with a 1.89 overall goals against average, the best among all league netminders while his .927 save percentage is second-best.
Runner-up: Jeremy Swayman, Maine