Hockey East Player of the Month Bobby Trivigno of Massachusetts
UMass Sweeps Hockey East Monthly Awards For March/April
Trivigno Tabbed Top Player, Lopina is Best Rookie, Lindberg Honored For Third Time


Bobby Trivigno - Massachusetts Junior Forward; Setauket, N.Y.

Trivigno led Hockey East with 10 points in eight games in March and April, leading UMass to the Hockey East Tournament title and the National Championship. His plus-nine rating was the best in the conference. The junior forward factored in on four of UMass’s seven game-winning goals in that span, scoring one and setting up three others including the overtime strike in the national semifinal win over Minnesota Duluth. The Setauket, New York native was named a finalist for Hockey East Player of the Year, the MVP of the Hockey East Tournament, the Walter Brown Award winner, and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four.

Runner-up: Matt Boldy, Boston College


Josh Lopina - Massachusetts Forward; Minooka, Ill.

No first-year player in the nation had more points than Lopina’s six in March and April, while his 74 faceoff wins in eight games were the most of any rookie centerman. His plus-eight rating was the best mark in the NCAA among all freshmen. Lopina potted the game-winning goal in the regional semifinal for UMass and set up the overtime strike in the national semifinal. In March, he was named Hockey East Pro Ambitions Co-Rookie of the Year. Over the final eight games of the year, Lopina also led all conference freshmen in goals (2), assists (4), points (6), game-winning goals (1), shots on goal (14).

Runner-up: Hudson Schandor, UConn


Filip Lindberg - Massachusetts
Junior; Espoo, Finland

Lindberg led the NCAA with a 0.99 goals against average, six wins, and three shutouts in March and April, including blank sheets in the Hockey East Tournament championship game, the East Regional final, and the national title contest. His .955 save percentage was the best of any netminder with more than two starts. He allowed just one goal in his final four starts of the season and only allowed more than one strike once in his last six appearances.

Runner-up: Henry Welsch, UMass Lowell