HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Bobby Trivigno - Massachusetts
Junior Forward; Setauket, N.Y.
Trivigno led all Hockey East skaters with 14 points and 10
assists in 10 games in November and December. He posted
four power-play points, all assists, one game-winning
goal, and one shorthanded tally to help the Minutemen to
a 6-3-1 mark. He ended December with three consecutive
multi-point games, including back-to-back three point
games. In UMass’s final two contests of the month, the
junior forward scored the game-winning goal and set up
another decisive tally to end the 2020 calendar year on a
four-game point streak (3g, 6a). He also had zero penalty
minutes over the span.
Runner-up: Logan Hutsko, Boston College
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
Josh Lopina - Massachusetts
Forward; Minooka, Illinois
Lopina led all national freshman with 116 faceoff wins
across November and December, 53 more wins than the
next closest rookie. Lopina led all Hockey East rookies
with four goals, seven assists, three power-play goals, four
power-play points, and 116 faceoff wins in November and
December. He netted the first game-winning goal of his
career on Dec. 20 against Vermont and is currently riding
a three-game point streak during which he has compiled
five points and four assists, including one game-winning
Runner-up: Nikita Nesterenko, Boston College
STOP IT GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
Spencer Knight - Boston College
Sophomore; Darien, Conn.
Knight was perfect in his two December starts in Hockey East
play, kicking out all 66 shots he faced from the nationally-ranked
Providence Friars. The sophomore has won all four of his starts
in 2020-21 to date, making at least 30 stops in all four outings.
In December, he tied for the national lead with two shutouts, but
played in four and three fewer games than those other netminders.
Knight the left the Eagles to join Team USA at the World Junior
Championship, where he has posted two additional shutouts
in four games played and tied for Team USA’s career and single-
tournament shutout led at the WJC. Overall in five games
in December with Boston College and Team USA, Knight has
posted four shutouts.
Runner-up: Matt Murray, Massachusetts