Time for another look at some of the best single-game performances in D3 Men’s Ice Hockey — the nominees for HERO of the Week!
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Who will you choose this week? Check out the nominees below.
Ryan Bloom, University of New England
The Nor’easters skated to a 1-0-1 series against Endicott thanks in large part to Bloom, who netted the game-winning goal in Friday’s 4-2 victory and added an assist on the goal that iced the game. In Saturday’s 4-4 draw, the sophomore forward found the back of the net twice.
Danny Ferri, Westfield State
In the Owls’ 7-6 triumph over Massachusetts Dartmouth, Ferri earned a hat trick, lighting the lamp twice in the opening frame and then scoring on a power play opportunity in the third period.
Ryan Cusin, Adrian
Led by Cusin, Bulldogs earned their third consecutive Peters Cup trophy after posting victories over MSOE and Concordia Wisconsin. The sophomore earned an assist in Friday’s 6-0 victory over the Raiders and then netted his first career hat trick in Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Falcons.
Jonas Toupal, Hobart
The Statesmen skated to a pair of wins over the weekend, led by Toupal, who earned a pair of helpers in Friday’s 5-4 win over Norwich and tallied a goal and two assists in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Castleton.
Nolan Redler, Massachusetts Boston
Redler lit the lamp four times and notched five points as he led his team to a pair of wins. The sophomore netted a pair of goals in Friday’s 4-2 win over New England College before finding the back of the net twice more and adding an assist in Saturday’s 7-2 triumph over Southern Maine.
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C.J. Shugart, Williams
The Ephs earned a pair of wins against Middlebury over the weekend thanks in large part to Shugart, who tallied a goal in Friday’s 2-1 win before lighting the lamp twice more in Saturday’s 2-1 victory.
Chris Moquin, Southern New Hampshire
Moquin led his team to a pair of wins over Stonehill over the weekend, lighting the lamp four times and earning an apple for five points in the series. The senior forward netted a hat trick in Friday’s 6-2 victory before adding a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-1 win.
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Mitch Herlihey, Oswego State
Fourth-ranked Oswego State earned a pair of victories over the weekend, led by Herlihey, who breached the century mark in career points with two goals in Friday’s 4-2 win over Geneseo. The senior forward also tallied a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Brockport.
Roman Ammirato, Utica
Ammirato helped lead his team to a 1-1 weekend, netting his second hat trick of the season in Friday’s 6-4 win over Stevenson before adding a pair of assists in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Neumann. With 20 goals so far this year, Ammirato is the first player in his program’s history to reach the 20-goal mark in a single season.
Eddie Matsushima, Wisconsin River Falls
Against Wisconsin Superior, Matsushima lit the lamp three times for a hat trick, with two of his goals coming in the first frame.
Blake Wojtala, Salve Regina
Sixth-ranked Salve Regina earned the CCC regular season championship title with a pair of wins against Nichols, backstopped by Wojtala, who totaled 58 stops and earned two shutouts. In Friday’s 4-0 victory, the junior netminder turned aside 32 shots before putting up a 26-save performance in Sunday’s 2-0 win.
Josh Reinstein, Worcester State
The sophomore netminder backstopped the Lancers to a 2-1 win over Salem State, making 27 saves in the contest.
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Andrew Lindgren, St. John’s
With Lindgren in net, St. John’s swept St. Thomas for the first time in over a decade. The second-year goaltender made 19 saves in Friday’s 4-1 victory, and then added 25 stops to his weekend total in Saturday’s 4-1 win.
Hunter Vorva, Marian
The Sabres extended their win streak to seven in a row as Vorva totaled 61 saves in a pair of wins over St. Scholastica and Northland. In Friday’s 4-2 win, the sophomore netminder turned aside 34 shots and set a Marian men’s hockey record with his 17th victory of the season. In Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the Lumberjacks, Vorva posted a 27-save shutout.
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Bailey MacBurnie, Massachusetts Boston
MacBurnie set a new career-high in saves with 40 stops on Friday to lead his team to a 4-2 win over New England College. In Saturday’s 7-2 victory over Southern Maine, the sophomore netminder added 22 stops for an impressive weekend total of 62.
Chris Johnson, St. Michael’s
With 27 stops in Friday’s game against Post, Johnson led his team to a 3-0 victory and earned his fourth consecutive HERO nomination.
David Richer, Oswego State
Richer backstopped his team to a pair of wins over the weekend, posting a 21-save performance against Geneseo on Friday to lead the Lakers to a 4-2 victory before making 34 stops in Saturday’s 4-1 triumph over Brockport.
Matt Gibney, Neumann
The Knights were backstopped to a pair of wins by Gibney, who made 37 saves in Friday’s 3-2 win over Nazareth College before adding 32 more stops in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Utica College.