Mike McLaughlin, F, Northeastern, 2 GP, 1-1-2
The Captain and lone senior on this team has seen his ice time diminish a bit from last year. For the most part, he has been on the third line. That hasn’t stopped him from working hard and being a leader for this time. Friday night, he was Northeastern’s best penalty killer, as usual, and came up with some big blocked shots. Saturday, he put Northeastern ahead early with a great top shelf goal, then followed it up with a beautiful pass to set up the second goal for the Huskies just minutes later.
Dan Cornell, D, Northeastern, 2 GP, 0-0-0
The freshman has been thrown into the fire this year, and has performed wonderfully. Cornell wasn’t expected to see the ice very much, but after a bad opening weekend, Coach Madigan shook up the defense and gave Cornell a shot. He took it and hasn’t looked back. He had a typically solid game on Friday against a talented Merrimack offense. On Saturday, he was forced to log a lot of ice time and got out of his comfort zone when his partner Anthony Bitetto got injured. Cornell didn’t let it phase him and he continued to play solid defense and keep the Huskies tied.
Chris Rawlings, 62 saves, 4 GA
It wasn’t the greatest weekend for Rawlings but he played well both nights. As usual, he faced a lot of shots. Friday night, he had some big saves to keep the Huskies in the game. Saturday, he let up 3, but 2 were on the PP and the other was a breakaway. Its not easy to keep your team in the game when you are facing over 30 shots a night.
1. J.Manno 3
1. C. Rawlings 3
1. M. McLaughlin 3
4. J. Daniels 2
4. L. Karlsson 2
4. D. Cornell 2
7. B. Pimm 1