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Press Release

Swankler and Heise Headline HCA Monthly Honors for December

Wednesday, January 4, 2022

Here are the men’s and women’s monthly honorees for December as selected by the Hockey Commissioners Association.


playerMen’s Player of the Month: Austen Swankler, SO Forward, Bowling Green (North Huntingdon, PA)

BGSU’s Austen Swankler put up 6-9-15 in seven December games, extending his point streak to 12 games, going back to November 5. Swankler had five multi-point games and now ranks fourth nationally in both goals and points.

Runners-Up:
Mike Benning, JR D, Denver (St. Albert, AB) (6 GP, 3-7-10, 1.67 GPG)
Collin Graf, SO F, Quinnipiac (Lincoln, MA) (5 GP, 3-9-12, 2.4 PPG)


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

Heise went 5-10-15 in just 4 games, with a 3-6-9 line in two games vs. nationally ranked St. Cloud State. In her final De- cember game, she was 3-2-5 at SCSU. For the month, she averaged 3.75 points per game.

Runner-Up:
Kiara Zanon, JR F, Penn State (Fairport, NY) (4 GP, 7-3-10, 2.5 PPG)


playerMen’s Rookie of the Month: Patriks Marcinkevicks FR Forward, Long Island U. (Riga, Latvia)

Marcinkevicks led the NCAA with 11 assists in December, going 1-11-12 in seven games.

Runners-Up:
Sam Lipkin, FR F, Quinnipiac (Philadelphia, PA) (4 GP, 3-7-10, 2.50 PPG)
Logan Cooley, FR F, Minnesota (Pittsburgh, PA) (4 GP, 5-4-9, 2.25 PPG)


playerWomen’s Rookie of the Month: Tessa Janecke, FR Forward, Penn State (Orangeville, IL)

A previous monthly runner-up, Janecke gets top honors for December with a line of 3-6-9 in four games, averaging 2.25 points per game.

Runner-Up:
Kirsten Simms, FR F, Wisconsin (Plymouth, MI) (5 GP, 3-4-7, 1.25 PPG)


playerMen’s Goaltender of the Month: Matt Radomsky, SR Goalie, Alaska (Winnipeg, MB)

Radomsky went 5-0 in December with a 1.04 GAA and a save percentage of .955. He ended the month with a 3-2 win at Notre Dame and, late in the game, saw a streak of 170 shutout minutes come to an end.

Runners-Up:
Justin Grande, JR G, Holy Cross (West Chester, PA) (3 GP, 1.69 GAA, 2-1-0, .940)
Victor Ostman, JR G, Maine (Danderyd, Sweden) (3 GP, 0.67, 3-0-0, .966)


playerWomen’s Goaltender of the Month: Skylar Vetter, SO Goalie, Minnesota (Lakeville, MN)

Vettar posted gaudy numbers for December: 4-0-0, 0.25, .985 and three shutouts. She ended the month with three consecutive shutouts, two of them on the road.

Runners-Up:
Michelle Pasiechnyk, JR G, Clarkson (Ottawa, ON) (2 GP, 0.50, GAA, 2-0-0, .978)
Megan Warrener, SO G, UConn (Stoney Creek, ON) (2 GP, 2-0-0, 2 Shutouts, 0.00, 1.000)