Gorovitz Named NE-10 Player & Freshman of the Week

Gorovitz Named NE-10 Player & Freshman of the Week

Framingham, Mass., native honored for first time after six-point week

EASTON, Mass. (February 22, 2010) - Stonehill College freshman forward Christopher Gorovitz (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference's ice hockey Player and Freshman of the Week, it was announced by the league office this afternoon.

Gorovitz earns both awards for the first time after totaling five goals and an assist for six points in a 1-1-0 week for Stonehill, posting a game-winning goal and power-play assist in the process. He netted his first collegiate hat trick, including the game-winner, in Thursday's 10-4 triumph over Southern New Hampshire University to clinch the Skyhawks first Conference points of the season. Gorovitz played a role in all three goals in Stonehill's 4-3 overtime setback at Franklin Pierce University on Saturday night with two goals and an assist. The assist came on the Skyhawks power play goal 2:32 into the second period that knotted the score at 2-2, before netting an unassisted goal two minutes into the third period to put the Skyhawks in front for the first time.

Gorovitz has played 22 of Stonehill's 23 games this season and shares the team lead with ten goals (9th NE-10) to go with four assists for 14 points - good for fourth on the team. He is second on the team with three power-play goals and two game-winners in his first collegiate season. Gorovitz also recently earned a spot on both the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll and Stonehill Athletic Director's Honor Roll for his performance in the classroom in his first semester at the College.

Stonehill (9-13-1, 2-7-0 NE-10) is back in action tomorrow night when it visits Saint Michael's College for a Northeast-10 Conference clash at 6 p.m. The Skyhawks return home on Thursday for its final regular season game of the year against NE-10 rivals Saint Anselm College on Senior Night at the Foxborough Sports Center at 7 p.m. Stonehill can clinch home ice advantage in the NE-10 tournament, which opens with first round action on Saturday, with a win in one of those games or a tie in both.