ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey men’s weekly awards were announced Monday, February 2 as Jonathan Liau, Princeton was named Player of the Week; Quinnipiac’s Landon Smith earned his second Rookie of the Week award for the 2014-15 campaign; while, Alex Lyon, Yale was tabbed as league’s Goaltender of the Week for the second time this season as well.
Player of the
Jonathan Liau, Princeton University
(Junior, Forward - Burbank, California)
Liau led the league in scoring this week recording five points in three games, as Princeton went 1-1-1. He registered his first three-point game of his career with three assists in a win over Army on Wednesday. It marked the first multiple-point game by a Tiger this season. On Saturday, at Brown Liau scored the game-tying goal and assisted on Princeton's first goal in a 2-2 draw.
Other nominees: Sam Anas, Quinnipiac, Daniel Ciampini, Union, Carson Cooper, Yale, Eric Neiley, Dartmouth & Jimmy Vesey, Harvard
Rookie of the
Landon Smith, Quinnipiac University
(Freshman, Forward - Greenwood Village, Colorado)
Smith scored three times in Quinnipiac's 5-3 win at Brown on Friday to post the third hat trick by a freshman in NCAA Division I hockey this season. Additionally, his three goals and three points led all ECAC Hockey freshman for the week. For the year, Smith leads all ECAC Hockey freshman in goals (11) assists (12) and points (23). It was Smith's third multiple-goal game this season. He is currently the only ECAC Hockey freshman with a hat trick and more than one multiple-goal game.
Other nominees: Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence, Carl Hesler, Dartmouth & Eric Robinson, Princeton
Alex Lyon, Yale University
(Sophomore, Goaltender - Baudette, Minnesota)
Lyon stopped 60 of 62 shots last weekend in a win over Princeton and a tie with nationally ranked Quinnipiac to vault the Bulldogs into a tie for fourth place in ECAC Hockey standings. He made 31 saves in a 4-0 win on Friday which tied him for the school career shutout record at six. He followed-up the performance by stopping 29 shots, including four in the overtime session, to earn 2-2 tie on Saturday to earn First Star honors.
Other nominees: Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence & Colton Phinney, Princeton
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