3 Stars of the Week: 1/17

January 17, 2012

Stars of the Week

1st Star

Ludwig Karlsson, F, 2 GP, 2-1-3

With two of the other “best players” on the team sitting in the stands, Karlsson yet again proved why he is best player on this team.  Besides the obvious fact that he didnt get himself suspended, he chipped in with 2 great efforts on a weekend where the team as a whole struggled.  He had 2 great goals on Friday and helped set up the lone goal on Saturday.  The Swede, who is tied for the team lead in goals, will definitely be in the running for Hockey East freshman of the year.  If Brodie Reid can get a max deal, you have to think NHL teams will be lining up the second NU’s season is over to get their hands on the freshman.

2nd Star

Garrett Vermeersh, F, 2 GP, 1-2-3

Dont look now, but Garrett Vermeersch is putting together a pretty good season.  With 13 points, he has a pretty good at beating his career high mark of 25 that he put up in his freshman year.  Moving him to a line with Ludwig Karlsson has really helped him turn into a play maker.   The selfishness that had plagued him has not been an issue recently.   He had 2 good assists on Friday and he worked hard to pick up a goal on Saturday.   Its really good to see the junior putting up a good year after he struggled so bad last season.  He showed potential in his first year, but he is finally starting to live up to it on a consistent basis this season.

3rd Star

Vinny Saponari, F, 2 GP, 0-2-2

It was an emotional weekend for the former Terrier but he handled it well.  Friday night was frustrating for everyone, but I am sure Vinny felt the worst about it.   He did pick up an assist, but he will be left thinking about what could have been when Adam Reid choose to shoot instead of pass to him on a 2 on 1.   Saturday night was another big game for the team and Saponari once again produced an assist.  Saponari’s had a good year.  He is tied for the team lead in assists and 3rd in points, but the goals just haven’t been there.  Many players would have lost their composure by now and tried to do it all on their own, but Vinny hasn’t done that.   He has been a great team player throughout his time here and he has done well as an on ice leader.  With a talent like Karlsson on his line, the assists will keep coming and you have to think the goals will too eventually.

1. C. Rawlings 8

1. L. Karlsson 8

3. B. Pimm 7

4. S. Quailer 6

5. G. Vermeersch 5

6. C. Ferriero 4

6. V. Saponari 4

8. M. McLaughlin 3

8. J. Manno 3

8. A. Bitetto 3

8. J. Daniels 3

12. D. Cornell 2

13. D. Ellement 1

13. A. Reid 1

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