Press Release

Brink, Heise and Murphy Lead HCA February Honorees

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Here are the men’s and women’s monthly honorees and runners-up for February as chosen by the Hockey Commissioners Association.

playerMen’s Player of the Month: Bobby Brink, JR Forward, Denver (Minnetonka, MN)

Brink put up strong numbers against a strong schedule in Febru- ary. Much of his 5-10-15 line came in six games against the likes of Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud and Western Michigan, all highly ranked foes.

Bobby Trivigno, SR F, UMass, (Setauket, NY) (8 GP, 4-13-17)
Brian Halonen, SR F, Michigan Tech (Delano, MN) (10 GP, 6-8-14)

playerWomen’s Co-Player of the Month: Taylor Heise, SR Forward, Minnesota (Lake City, MN)

Heise continued her torrid pace with 8-10-18 in eight games, locking up the WCHA Regular Season scoring title. She aver- aged 2.25 PPG with five multi-point games and a +16 plus/minus rating.

playerWomen’s Co-Player of the Month: Maureen Murphy, GR Forward, Northeastern (Buffalo, NY)

Murphy had a monster month for the #3 Huskies, recording 12- 8-20 in nine games. She had three hat tricks (including one in a playoff game) in a 7-1-1 month that saw Northeastern play six different Hockey East opponents.

Becca Gilmore, SR, F, Harvard (Wayland, MA) (12 GP, 7-12-19, 1.6 PPG)

playerMen’s Rookie of the Month: Rhett Pitlick, FR Forward, University of Minnesota (Plymouth, MN)

Pitlick was a key reason the Gophers went 8-0 in February to clinch the Big Ten title. He had a line of 5-5-10 in eight games, those five goals being his first of the season.

Anton Rubtsov, FR F, Alaska (St. Petersburg, Russia) (8 GP, 6-4-10, 1.25 PPG)
Ryan Ufko, FR D, UMass (Darien, CT) (8 GP, 3-7-10)

playerWomen’s Rookie of the Month: Tyra Turner, FR Forward, Saint Anselm (Andover, MN)

Turner registered three two-goal games in February, ending the month with a line of 7-6-13 in seven games. She scored seven of her team’s 22 goals in the month (32%)

Hannah Murphy, FR G, Colgate (Bradford, ON) (9 GP, 1.22 GAA, 8-1, .950)
Vanessa Upson, FR F, Mercyhurst (Stoney Creek, ON) (8 GP, 3-8-11)

playerMen’s Goaltender of the Month: Dryden McKay, SR Goalie, Minnesota State University (Downers Grove, IL)

McKay was undefeated in February, as he was in December when he won GOM honors. This time, his numbers were 6-0, a 0.83 GAA, with a save percentage of .956. He did not allow more than a single goal in any game.

Yaniv Perets, SO, Quinnipiac (Dollard des Ormeaux, PQ) (8 GP, 0.89 GAA, 5-3, .957)
Matthew Galajda, GR, Notre Dame (Aurora, ON) (6 GP, 1.42 GAA, 5-1, .952)
Kyle McLellean, SO, Mercyhurst (Manchester, MO) (8GP, 1.89 GAA, 6-2, .950)
Zach Driscoll, SR G, North Dakota (Apple Valley, MN) (8 GP, 1.74 GAA, 7-1, .941)

playerWomen's Goaltender of the Month: Corinne Schroeder, GR, Goalie Quinnipiac University (Elk Creek, MB)

Schroeder put up great numbers against a schedule that included four games against Top 10 opponents. She went 6-1 with a GAA of 0.96 and a save per- centage of .965. She allowed one goal or fewer in six appearances and had two shutouts.

Suzette Faucher, SO, Franklin Pierce (Middleton, WI) (0.54, .974, 6-0)
Sandra Abstreiter, GR G, Providence College (Freising, Germany) (1.43, .953, 8-2-1)
Amanda Thiele, SO, Ohio State (Milford, MI) (7 GP, 1.00, 6-1, .950)