ALBANY, N.Y. - The Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA) announced the national players of the month for November, and ECAC Hockey nearly swept the board. Adam Fox (Harvard) was named Co-Player of the Month, while Casey Dornbach (Harvard) earned Rookie of the Month honors, and Darion Hanson (Union) was named Goaltender of the Month.
Fox averaged nearly two points-per-game during the month of November, registering 15 points (4G, 11A) in the eight games the Crimson played. He notched at least one point (and assist) in all eight games, including six multi-point performances.
The junior was the centerpiece of Harvard’s resurgent month, helping the Crimson to a 4-2-2 record, which included five games against nationally-ranked opponents. He now leads the nation in scoring, having registered 20 points (5G, 15A) through the teams first 11 games for an average of 1.82 points-per-game.
After appearing in just one game in October, Dornbach came out strong this month, recording 14 points on two goals and 12 assists to help the Crimson to a 4-2-2 record. The freshman had four multi-point efforts during the month, including back-to-back three assist efforts to close out the month against Cornell and Colgate.
The Edina, Minn. native did much of his damage in Harvard’s five games against nationally-ranked opponents, scoring a goal and assisting on seven tallies in those contests. He finished the month with a +5 rating, and averaged 1.75 points-per-game.
Hanson led the nation in both save percentage (.972), and goals-against-average (0.97) during his three starts in net this month, posting an undefeated 2-0-1 mark. Two of those games came in the annual “Friendship Four” tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the sophomore made 70 combined saves against Yale and Boston University, leading the Dutchmen to the tournament title and earning MVP honors.
He finished the month with 104 saves on 107 shots, averaging nearly 36 saves-per-game. 34 of those saves came against now No. 8-ranked Quinnipiac, including 16 second period saves, helping lead Union to a 5-1 win.
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