Vecchione, Hayton & Finn Earn League’s Weekly Awards

Mike Vecchione, Union (l); Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence (c); & Charlie Finn, Colgate (r)
Mike Vecchione, Union (l); Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence (c); & Charlie Finn, Colgate (r)

ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey men’s weekly awards were announced Tuesday, October 21 as Mike Vecchione, Union was named Player of the Week for the second consecutive week; Kyle Hayton took home Rookie of the Week honors, marking the second time in as many weeks a student-athlete from St. Lawrence earned the award; and Colgate’s Charlie Finn earned Goaltender of the Week honors after posting two shutout wins for the Raiders last weekend.

Player of the Week

Mike Vecchione, Union College
(Sophomore, Forward - Saugus, Massachusetts)

For the second time in as many weeks, Mike Vecchione has been voted the league’s Player of the Week. He compiled five points (one goal, four assists) in helping Union swept a road series at Maine. In the process, he extended his points streak to four games, and notched his fourth multiple-point game of the year. Vecchione was named No. 2 Star of the Game both nights.

Other nominees:  Charlie Finn, Colgate & Tommy Thompson, St. Lawrence

Rookie of the Week

Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence University
(Freshman, Goaltender - Denver, Colorado)

Hayton stopped 77 of 80 shots for the weekend with a 3-2 overtime loss and a 2-0 win over No. 4 Ferris State. His 44 saves in game one were the most for a Saints goalie since November of 2012. He made 33 saves in his first collegiate shutout Saturday, the earliest in a career for a Saint since Alex Petizian shutout Wayne State in his first appearance in October 2006.

Other nominees:  Spencer Foo, Union, Mike Panowyk, Colgate & Landon Smith, Quinnipiac

Goaltender of the Week

Charlie Finn, Colgate University
(Sophomore, Goaltender - North Vancouver, British Columbia)
Finn stopped all 52 shots faced in leading No. 4/6 Colgate to back-to-back shutouts of Northeastern last weekend at Starr Rink. The shutouts were the second and third of his career. He became first Colgate goaltender since Mark Dekanich in 2007-08 to record consecutive shutouts in making 24 saves in series opener, while registering 28 stops in series finale.

Other nominees:  Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence & Colin Stevens, Union

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