ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey men’s monthly awards were announced Wednesday, February 3 as senior forward Jimmy Vesey from Harvard was selected as the league’s Player of the Month; while the duo from Yale, freshman forward Joe Snively and junior netminder Alex Lyon, were tabbed as Rookie of the Month and Goaltender of the Month, respectively.
Player of the Month
Jimmy Vesey, Harvard University
(Senior, Forward - North Reading, Massachusetts)
Vesey has the Crimson in second place in the ECAC Hockey standings after an exceptional January that saw him put up 16 points on an equal eight goals and eight assists. The 16 points also doubled his total for the season, putting him in a tie for the conference lead with 32 this year. Under his leadership, Harvard went 6-3 through the month, won the Mariucci Tournament and was ranked in top-10 nationally all month.
Other nominees: Sam Anas, Quinnipiac, Jack Barre, Dartmouth & Sam Vigneault, Clarkson
Rookie of the Month
Joe Snively, Yale University
(Freshman, Forward - Herndon,Virginia)
Snively helped the Bulldogs to a stellar month of January going 6-1-2 and a nationally-ranking last month. The rookie forward tied for the conference lead in points with six and ranked second in goals with three among his counterparts. The most consistent scoring threat each night for Yale, Snively averaged .067 points per game in January. He now has registered 16 points in 21 games for the Blue, which ties him for the team lead.
Other nominees: Michael Floodstrand, Harvard, Jesper Ohrvall, Rensselaer & Max Veronneau, Princeton
Goaltender of the Month
Alex Lyon, Yale University
(Junior, Goaltender - Baudette, Minnesota)
Lyon backed the Bulldogs to a 6-1-2 record during the month of January, moving the Blue into fourth place in the ECAC Hockey standings. He led the nation with a .950 save percentage with his team’s offense scoring under three goals per contest for the month. He post two shutouts and recorded a goals-against average of 1.30, allowing on 12 goals on 239 shots. He logged over 550 minutes in goals for the month. He set a program record at Yale registering his 43rd career victory in a 3-0 blanking of Rensselaer on January 30. It was his 13th career shutout as well.
Other nominees: Charles Grant, Dartmouth, Jason Kasdorf, Rensselaer, Greg Lewis, Clarkson & Merrick Madsen, Harvard
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