Time for another look at some of the best single-game performances in D1 Men’s Ice Hockey — the nominees for HERO of the Week!
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Last week, Michigan’s Tony Calderone earned your vote after racking up four points in his team’s series against fourth-ranked Minnesota. The senior forward had a goal and an assist in Friday’s 5-4 comeback win, and added two more goals in Saturday’s 6-6 tie.
Ferris State’s Justin Kapelmaster was the week’s best goaltender after backstopping his team to consecutive wins over Alaska. The sophomore netminder posted a 21-save performance to lead his team to a 3-1 win on Friday before making 31 saves to grab a 5-3 win the following night.
Who will you choose this week? Check out the nominees below.
Spencer Dorowicz, Robert Morris
Dorowicz netted three goals to lead his team to a sweep of AIC. In Friday’s 3-1 victory, the senior forward lit the lamp twice and scored the game-winning tally. He had another goal in the Colonials’ 4-0 shutout on Saturday.
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Mitchell Lewandowski, Michigan State
The freshman forward led the Big Ten conference in goals with three to help lead his team to a sweep of Ferris State. Lewandowski netted two goals and assisted on the game-winning tally in overtime in Friday’s 3-2 win. In Saturday’s 3-1 victory, Lewandowski found the back of the net for the game-winning mark.
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Sheldon Rempal, Clarkson
The Golden Knights earned a pair of road wins over the weekend as Rempal tallied four points in two games. In Friday’s 5-2 win over Colgate, the sophomore forward lit the lamp twice, and then added a goal and an assist in his team’s 4-0 win over Cornell on Saturday.
Henrik Borgström, Denver
The sophomore forward stretched his point streak to 11 games with five points in a weekend split with North Dakota. In Friday’s 5-4 loss, Borgström earned an assist before taking part in all four of his team’s goals in Saturday’s 4-1 win. He scored twice and added two assists.
Robbie Payne, Northern Michigan
Payne earned his second career hat trick on Friday as he led his team to a 5-3 win at Alaska. The senior currently ranks second nationally with 12 goals scored so far this season.
Francis Marotte, Robert Morris
To earn his second shutout of the season, Marotte put on a 19-save performance, leading the Colonials to a 4-0 win over AIC. The sophomore netminder also had 30 saves in his team’s 3-1 win over the Yellow Jackets the previous night.
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Cale Morris, Notre Dame
The sophomore netminder backstopped his team to a sweep of RPI as the Fighting Irish extended their winning streak to seven games. In Friday’s 4-1 win, Morris made 38 saves before earning a 25-save shutout in Saturday’s 1-0 overtime victory.
Andrew Shortridge, Quinnipiac
Shortridge posted back-to-back shutouts to backstop his team to a pair of victories over the weekend. On Friday, he posted 22 saves to earn a 5-0 win against Brown for his team. In Saturday’s 3-0 win over Yale, the sophomore goaltender put up a 30-stop performance, with 17 of those saves coming in the third period alone.
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Christoffer Hernberg, Massachusetts Lowell
With 56 saves in a pair of wins against Connecticut, Hernberg has won his last five starts with an 8-1-0 record so far this season. The junior had 23 saves in Friday’s 5-2 win before posting 33 saves in a 1-0 contest to earn his second-career shutout.
Jeff Smith, St. Cloud State
Smith allowed just two goals in two games over the weekend to lead his team to a pair of wins over Colorado College. The junior goaltender had 21 saves in Friday’s 6-1 win, and compiled 22 more saves in a 5-1 victory on Saturday.
Olivier Mantha, Alaska Anchorage
With 73 saves in 130:00 minutes of play, Mantha backstopped his team to a pair of ties against Michigan Tech. The senior netminder had 36 saves through 65 minutes in Friday’s 1-1 tie, earning two more stops in the 3-on-3 overtime period and four more saves in the shootout. In Saturday’s 3-3 draw, he had 37 stops.