Kalk, Snively & Gillam Earn League’s Weekly Awards

Corey Kalk, Dartmouth (l); Joe Snively, Yale (c); & Mitch Gillam, Cornell (r)
Corey Kalk, Dartmouth (l); Joe Snively, Yale (c); & Mitch Gillam, Cornell (r)

ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey men’s weekly awards were announced Tuesday, February 23 as Corey Kalk, Dartmouth was tabbed as the league’s Player of the Week; Yale’s Joe Snively earned the league’s Rookie of the Week honor; while Mitch Gillam from Cornell was voted the league’s Goaltender of the Week.

Player of the Week
Corey Kalk, Dartmouth College
(Sophomore, Forward - Maple, Ontario)

Kalk played just one game last weekend as he was sidelined Saturday with the flu. However, in that one game played against Colgate, he registered a pair of goals and assists for a career-high four points. It was also the first multi-goal game of his career. Despite playing just the one game, Kalk finished tied for the league lead in points. He was the only one in the top-56 scoring ECAC Hockey players this week to play just one game.

Other nominees:  J.C. Brassard, Union, Jimmy DeVito, Rensselaer, Mitch Gillam, Cornell, John Hayden, Yale, Soren Jonzzon, Quinnipiac, Nick Lappin, Brown & Jimmy Vesey, Harvard

Rookie of the Week
Joe Snively, Yale University
(Freshman, Forward - Herndon, Virginia)

Snively, who had a hand in four of the seven Yale goals last weekend in the sweep of St. Lawrence and Clarkson, scored the biggest goal of Saturday's comeback win. His wrap-around tally in the third period tied the game at 1-1. The night before, he set up a teammate for the game-winning goal with one minute left against the Saints. The Blue leading scoring finished the weekend with one goal and three assists.

Other nominees:  Alex Brink, Brown, Alec McCrea, Cornell, Chase Priskie, Quinnipiac, Cam Roth, Dartmouth & Aaron Thow, Clarkson

Goaltender of the Week
Mitch Gillam, Cornell University
(Junior, Goaltender - Peterborough, Ontario)

Gillam was the only ECAC Hockey goaltender to record a shutout last weekend, leading Cornell to a 1-0 blanking of Dartmouth on Saturday. He also registered the league's highest save percentage at .971 last week. Gillam finished with a 0.96 goals-against average and stopped 66 shots in posting a 1-0-1 record. His six shutouts on the season are tied for third-most in the country. His personal record now stands at 13-8-6 during the 2015-16 campaign, along with a 1.94 goals-against average.

Other nominees:  Colton Phinney, Princeton

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