Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff
Big weekends in New England, a pair of UCHC top performers, and a pair from St. Scholastica highlight the D3hockey.com Men's Team of the Week for the award week running from November 26th to December 2nd.
Scholastica's Davis Ross and the Saints had a huge week with their win over Adrian.
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:
Brandon Daigle, King's, Freshman
Daigle made 46 saves in goal to give King's a long awaited first-ever victory, 2-1 at Neumann on Friday night. The freshman made 40 consecutive saves after the Knights were able to score in the first period. His biggest save of the night came right at the end of the game as he made a save on a last-second shot by NU as the Monarchs fought off a penalty kill in the last 1:02 with the Knights pulling their goalie for an extra attacker.
Zach Borsoi, Utica, Senior
Borsoi was a man on a mission this weekend for Utica as he totaled six points on a goal and five assists to propel the Pioneers to a pair of conference wins. In Friday's 7-1 win over Stevenson, Borsoi posted a goal and three assists, and scored the game-winning goal on a first period power play. On Saturday, he added two more assists including one on the coveted Teddy Bear goal in a 5-0 shutout win over Chatham. He was part of a blue line that made life much easier for goaltenders Gianluca Baggetta and Sean Dickson with just one goal against for two games. He has a point in six of his last seven games.
Davis Ross, St. Scholastica, Junior
Ross recorded three assists in three victories last week. In Friday night’s win over fourth-ranked Adrian, Ross had the assist on the game-winner when his shot was redirected by Cole Golka. Then in Saturday’s victory over Trine, Ross had an assist on the team’s first two goals.
Daniel Kucerovy, Endicott, Senior
Kucerovy led the Gulls to a 2-0-0 week with victories over Wentworth (5-4) and the University of New England (7-3). Kucerovy scored the game winner and registered his first career hat trick along with an assist against UNE on Saturday (Dec. 1). On Friday (Nov. 30), Kucerovy dished out two assists in the Gulls 5-4 win over Wentworth for a total of six points for the week.
Carson Rose, St. Scholastica, Sophomore
Rose is the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Saints to a 3-0 mark and into the national rankings (now No. 15 in both polls) with a five-point (4G/1A) effort. On Tuesday, Rose scored the game-winning goal and also added an assist in a 3-1 non-conference victory over Hamline. Then on Friday against No. 4 Adrian College, Rose recorded his first career hat trick, scoring the first two goals for CSS - setting the tone for the night with the first just 41 seconds into the game - and then sealing the victory with an empty-netter.
Garrison Sanipass, UMass Boston, Senior
Sanipass tied for the team-lead with four points over the weekend and finished a team-best +7 in a pair of New England Hockey Conference victories. On Friday night, Sanipass scored the go-ahead and game-winning goals to lead #9/9 UMass Boston past defending NEHC Champion #12/12 Hobart College. On Saturday, he added two assists to help UMass Boston move to 8-0 in conference play for the second-time in program history.