D3hockey.com Men's Team of the Week: November 15th

Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff 

Plattsburgh over Geneseo, Nazareth over Utica, and Adrian over defending national champion St. Norbert. The players who helped make those stunners happen are well represented on this week's D3hockey.com Team of the Week. This is the third award week of the 2018-19 season covering games from Monday, November 5th to Sunday, November 11th. 

Nazareth's David Powlowski played a big part in helping the Golden Flyers top Utica last Friday. 
Photo: Nazareth Athletics

How it works: Each week, Sports Information Directors from across the country submit week-long performances they've deemed worthy of being placed among the best in the nation in the week that was. For award purposes, a normal week will run from Monday to Sunday. System and email nominations will close at 8pm Monday in all subsequent editions, and any games played on deadline day are incorporated into the following week. 

Once we get the school and league nominations, check out conference weekly releases, and pick the brains of our own staff to get the clearest picture we can, we select among top performances by position. It's an elite group. Three forwards, two defensemen, one goaltender. Nothing else. To get here, means you're one of best performers on the ice at your position in the week that was. 

To be clear, we aren't just looking at raw numbers. We're also looking to incorporate players that contributed in the pivotal moments, season defining wins, and stunning upsets that make our brand of hockey so exciting.

Don't see a player here? Think they would have made the cut? Encourage your school's Sports Information Director to nominate deserving players each week. From now, through the week following conference championship games, SIDs can submit their nominations from Sunday evening until 8pm on Mondays utilizing their PrestoSports login at http://d3football.com/nominations/award-status. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, weekly releases from our member conferences are also accepted. Generally, we operate on this premise for now... if it's that good, we'll find you eventually.

Now that we've explained the process, let's get to it. Here is your D3hockey.com National Team of the Week:

Goaltender

Jimmy Poreda, Plattsburgh, Sophomore
Poreda made 66 saves to bolster a .957 save percentage in addition to fashioning a 1.44 goals-against average in a 1-0-1 week for the Cardinals. He turned aside 38 shots in a 3-2 win over No. 2/2 SUNY Geneseo on Friday night, with the two goals he surrendered coming on a pair of 6-on-4 power-play opportunities for Geneseo with the extra skater on. Poreda then made 28 saves in a 1-1 overtime tie with The College at Brockport on Saturday. He currently leads NCAA Division III in goals-against average (0.98) and save percentage (.967).

Defense

Matt Araujo, Plattsburgh, Freshman
Araujo had a pair of assists in a 1-0-1 week for the Cardinals. He assisted on two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 win over No. 2/2 SUNY Geneseo on Friday before blocking two shots in a 1-1 overtime tie with The College at Brockport on Saturday. For the season, Araujo leads the team in assists with three.

Cory Dunn, Adrian, Senior 
Led Adrian in scoring with six points on two goals and four assists with a plus-4 rating in the Bulldogs sweep of NCHA foes, 5-1 over Finlandia and 4-3 in overtime against then-#3 St. Norbert. He had a goal and two assists in both victories. Against the Lions, he assisted on the go-ahead goal. Against the Green Knights, he assisted on the game-winning OT goal and sparked Adrian's rally with a goal in the third period. On the season, he leads the team with 10 points (3G, 7A) in six games.

Forward

 

David Powlowski, Nazareth, Senior
Powlowski had four goals and one assist as the Golden Flyers (3-0-3) remained unbeaten by scoring weekend home-ice wins over No. 9 Utica and Bryn Athyn. He scored two goals, including the game-winner with :45 left, and added an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over Utica. He then added a pair of goals in Saturday's 4-2 win over Bryn Athyn. He leads the Golden Flyers in scoring with eight points on four goals and four assists. 

Bryan Yim, Adrian, Senior
Potted his two most important goals to date this season against then- No. 3 ranked St. Norbert. He had a heavy hand in helping Adrian storm back from a three-goal deficit in the third period. Yim tied it 3-3 with 1:19 left in regulation and scored the game-winner 1:45 into overtime to upend the defending national champions. Yim leads the Bulldogs with six goals in six contests.

Eddie Matsushima, UW-River Falls, Senior
Matsushima recorded his second hat trick of the season Nov. 9 when the Falcons defeated Concordia-Moorhead 5-0. He also assisted on the two other Falcon goals on the night, giving him five points in Fridays matchup. On night two against the Cobbers he had ten shots on goal. Eddie currently leads the country in goals this season with nine.

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D3hockey.com Women's Team of the Week: November 15

Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff --

Plattsburgh's performance in a pivotal top five clash headlines the list, plus a host of new names dot this week's D3hockey.com Women's Team of the Week. This week's honors are for the award week running from Monday, November 5th to Sunday, November 11th. 

Mackenzie Millen rose to the occasion as Plattsburgh topped Norwich in a top 5 clash. Photo: Eric Kelley, d3photography.com

How it works: Each week, Sports Information Directors from across the country submit week-long performances they've deemed worthy of being placed among the best in the nation in the week that was. For award purposes, a normal week will run from Monday to Sunday. System and email nominations will close at 8pm Monday in all subsequent editions, and any games played on deadline day are incorporated into the following week. 

Once we get the school and league nominations, check out conference weekly releases, and pick the brains of our own staff to get the clearest picture we can, we select among top performances by position. It's an elite group. Three forwards, two defensemen, one goaltender. Nothing else. To get here, means you're one of best performers on the ice at your position in the week that was. 

To be clear, we aren't just looking at raw numbers. We're also looking to incorporate players that contributed in the pivotal moments, season defining wins, and stunning upsets that make our brand of hockey so exciting.

Don't see a player here? Think they would have made the cut? Encourage your school's Sports Information Director to nominate deserving players each week. From now, through the week following conference championship games, SIDs can submit their nominations from Sunday evening until 8pm on Mondays utilizing their PrestoSports login at http://d3football.com/nominations/award-status. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, weekly releases from our member conferences are also accepted. Generally, we operate on this premise... it's that good, we'll find you. 

Now that we've explained the process, let's get to it. Here is your D3hockey.com National Team of the Week:

Goaltender

Kassi Abbott, Plattsburgh, Senior
Abbott stood tall in the Cardinals' 2-0 shutout win over defending NCAA Division III national champion Norwich University on Wednesday evening at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. She recorded 32 saves, many of which came on high-percentage scoring chances for the Cadets, to post her third consecutive shutout to start the 2018-19 season. For the season, Abbott is tied for the Division III lead in goals-against average (0.00), save percentage (1.000) and winning percentage (1.000) while ranking second nationally with three shutouts.

Defense

Avery Webster, Oswego, Freshman
The rookie defender played a pivotal role on offense in Oswego's 1-0 road win at Buffalo State on Saturday, Nov. 10. The victory capped a weekend sweep by the Lakers over the Bengals in Buffalo. With neither team able to score through 57 minutes of hockey, it was Webster who buried the game-winner at 17:09 of the third to give Oswego a permanent lead. The goal was Webster's third of her young career and came off assists from Eryn Stewart and Kate Randazzo. The Waterloo, Ont., native closed the weekend with a +1 rating while on the ice.

Mackenzie Molnar, Augsburg, Junior
Molnar had a career weekend, leading the Auggies to a pair of victories over Bethel to open MIAC play. She had an assist in Augsburg's 6-2 win on Friday, then claimed her first collegiate hat trick - with all three goals coming on the power play - in addition to another assist in the Auggies' 6-0 home win on Saturday. The hat trick was the first of Molnar's career and just the second hat trick by an Auggie since the 2012-13 season.

 

Forward

Mackenzie Millen, Senior, Plattsburgh State
Millen scored the game-winning goal in the Cardinals' 2-0 win over defending NCAA Division III national champion Norwich University on Wednesday evening at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. She scored shorthanded 13:57 into the second period, deking a Cadet defender on a 2-on-1 rush before sliding the puck underneath the Norwich goaltender's pads. Among Division III leaders, Millen is tied for 25th in points per game (1.67), and she has five points on two goals and three assists for the season.

Rachel Anderson, Sophomore, St. Scholastica
Anderson recorded seven points in a home-and-home series sweep of Northland College over the weekend. She matched a career-high with three assists in both games. She also added a goal in Saturday night's victory.

Jocelyn Forrest, Senior, Castleton
Forrest netted another three goals over the weekend to increase her season total to seven through Castleton's first five games of the year. With the Spartans trailing 2-0 on Friday against Plymouth, the senior forward scored the Spartans initial goal to get the team on the board before adding the equalizer in the third period. During Saturday's win over Southern Maine, Forrest put the Spartans ahead 1-0 in the second and Castleton did not look back as it raced to a 3-1 win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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D3hockey.com Men's Team of the Week: November 8th

Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff 

A pair of monumental upsets, and a few other notable performances hit the spotlight in the second D3hockey.com Team of the Week of the 2018-19 season. The second award week runs from Monday, October 29th to Sunday, November 4th. 

Josh Haskin paced Utica in their wins over Neumann and Manahattanville with a conference best six assists. 
Photo: Gil Burgmaster, Utica College Athletics

How it works: Each week, Sports Information Directors from across the country submit week-long performances they've deemed worthy of being placed among the best in the nation in the week that was. For award purposes, a normal week will run from Monday to Sunday. System and email nominations will close at 8pm Monday in all subsequent editions, and any games played on deadline day are incorporated into the following week. 

Once we get the school and league nominations, check out conference weekly releases, and pick the brains of our own staff to get the clearest picture we can, we select among top performances by position. It's an elite group. Three forwards, two defensemen, one goaltender. Nothing else. To get here, means you're one of best performers on the ice at your position in the week that was. 

To be clear, we aren't just looking at raw numbers. We're also looking to incorporate players that contributed in the pivotal moments, season defining wins, and stunning upsets that make our brand of hockey so exciting.

Don't see a player here? Think they would have made the cut? Encourage your school's Sports Information Director to nominate deserving players each week. From now, through the week following conference championship games, SIDs can submit their nominations from Sunday evening until 8pm on Mondays utilizing their PrestoSports login at http://d3football.com/nominations/award-status. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, weekly releases from our member conferences are also accepted. Generally, we operate on this premise for now... if it's that good, we'll find you eventually.

Now that we've explained the process, let's get to it. Here is your D3hockey.com National Team of the Week:

Goaltender

Hunter Vorva, Marian, Junior
Vorva led Marian to a pair of victories to open the season. Vorva opened the weekend with 20 saves against Trine and then stood on his head to lead the Sabres past No. 2 Adrian with a career-high 46-save performance. The Kalamazoo, Mich. native totaled 66 saves on the weekend with a 1.50 goals against average to go with a .957 saver percentage. 

 

Defense

Nick Albano, UMass Boston, Sophomore
Albano finished with three points and a team-best +8 on the weekend, to help UMass Boston start NEHC play 2-0. The sophomore defenseman recorded one goal and two assists and finished a spectacular +4 in both conference wins. He recorded an assist in Friday's 6-2 win over the University of Southern Maine, before adding an assist on the game-winning goal and a goal in Saturday's win over New England College.

Adam Ostrowski, MSOE, Sophomore
Ostrowski scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime upset of #1 St. Norbert.


 

Forward

Clay Cross, Marian, Junior
Cross recorded four points on the weekend as the Sabres opened the season with wins over Trine and No. 2 Adrian. Cross had three goals on the weekend including both game-winners to go with an assist. Cross had multi-point games in both victories with a goal and an assist against the Thunder and his second-career multi-goal game against the Bulldogs.

Tommy Besinger, Endicott, Senior
Besinger recorded eight points in a 2-0-0 week for the Gulls against Western New England. Besinger tied the program record for assists with five in Endicott's 11-0 win over on Friday then added two more on Saturday. In total, five of Besinger's seven assists with primary helpers.

Josh Haskin, Utica, Sophomore
Haskin had a dynamite week against a pair of established UCHC teams to nearly match his eight points from all of last season, as he posted seven points on a goal and six assists. The sophomore forward put up a dazzling performance in Tuesday's 5-1 win at Manhattanville as he assisted on four of the team's five goals. He had the helper on Utica's last four goals of the game to break a 1-1 tie and square away the weeknight win. He also added one shot and was a +4 on the night. On Saturday, Haskin was strong again in an 8-1 win against Neumann with a goal and two more assists. He assisted on Utica's first two goals of the game, including the game-winner in the first period. He added a second period goal where he took a pass from defenseman Dan Fritz in an open pocket down the middle of the ice and wristed it past goaltender Sammy Bernard for his first goal of the year and a 5-1 lead. Haskin finished the night as a +3. He was not on the ice for a goal against the entire week. 

 

 

 

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