Time for another look at some of the best single-games performances in D1 Men’s Ice Hockey — the nominees for HERO of the Week!
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Last week, Michigan’s Cooper Marody won your vote after earning five points in a series split with Ferris State. In a 7-2 victory, Marody earned the game-winner plus a pair of assists before tallying another goal and assist in a 3-2 loss.
Colgate’s Colton Point beat out his competition in goal after totaling 76 saves in an unbeaten weekend. He made 43 stops in a 0-0 tie with Princeton before backstopping his team to a 4-1 victory over Quinnipiac with a 33-save performance.
Who will you choose this week? Check out the nominees below.
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Dylan McLaughlin, Canisius
McLaughlin led his team to a split with Mercyhurst, notching a hat trick and an assist in a 7-3 victory on Saturday. He also had a goal in Friday’s 4-3 overtime loss.
Tony Calderone, Michigan
The senior forward found the back of the net once and earned an assist in a 5-4 comeback win over fourth-ranked Minnesota. Then, in a 6-6 tie on Saturday, Calderone recorded a pair of goals, including the game-tying tally with 1:12 remaining in regulation.
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Dante Palecco, Yale
The Bulldogs skated to a split over the weekend, led by rookie forward Palecco. In a 6-1 win over St. Lawrence, the freshman tallied a hat trick and an assist for a four-point game. He also tallied his team’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Clarkson the next day.
Christopher Grando, Boston College
In a pair of wins over Vermont, Grando had back-to-back multi-point games, scoring two goals and three assists for a five-point weekend. In Friday’s 4-3 win, the freshman notched a pair of helpers before exploding for two goals and an assist in Saturday’s 5-1 victory over the Catamounts.
Mason Bergh, Colorado College
Bergh posted a pair of multi-point games in a split with Omaha. He recorded a pair of assists in a 5-3 loss on Friday before tallying two more assists plus a goal in his team’s 4-0 victory on Saturday.
Marc Michaelis, Minnesota State
Michaelis led the NCAA with five goals over the weekend as he and his team skated to a sweep over Bemidji State. The sophomore forward earned his second career hat trick in a 5-2 victory on Friday. Then, in Saturday’s 8-6 win, Michaelis found the back of the net twice more as well as scoring an assist.
Paul Berrafato, Holy Cross
The senior netminder backstopped his team to an unbeaten weekend against Air Force. In a 3-0 win on Friday, Berrafato earned his second shutout of the season with a 27-save performance. He made 26 stops the next night as his team skated to a 3-3 tie.
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Cale Morris, Notre Dame
Morris tallied a career-high 40 saves in Friday’s 5-3 win over visiting Penn State. Then, to complete a personal record-breaking weekend, the sophomore goaltender earned his first career shutout with a 33-stop performance in Saturday’s 1-0 victory.
Matthew Galajda, Cornell
The Big Red’s freshman netminder backstopped his team to a pair of victories over the weekend, racking up an impressive .950 save-percentage. In a 3-0 win over Dartmouth, Galajda made 16 saves for his second collegiate shutout before posting a 22-save effort in a 3-2 win over Harvard to help his team stay undefeated.
Max Prawdzik, Boston University
In his first collegiate start, Prawdzik posted a 29-save effort to blank eighth-ranked New Hampshire by a score of 4-0. The sophomore became the first Terrier in 17 years to earn a shutout in his first career start.
Ben Blacker, Western Michigan
Against twelfth-ranked Minnesota Duluth, Blacker allowed just three goals in two games to backstop his team to a weekend split. In a 3-0 loss to the Bulldogs, Blacker posted a season-high 35 saves before making 31 stops in a 5-0 shutout win the following night.
Justin Kapelmaster, Ferris State
Kapelmaster backstopped his team to back-to-back victories over Alaska, making 53 saves in the series and earning a .930 save-percentage. In Friday’s 3-1 win, the sophomore netminder made 21 saves before posting a 31-stop performance in a 5-3 win the following night.[divider]