ARMY ROTC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
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
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
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
STOP IT GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
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