Graham named NE-10 Player and Rookie of the Week
Tasiopoulos earns NE-10 Goaltender of the Week selection
EASTON, Mass. (December 11, 2012) – Stonehill College has swept the Northeast-10 Conference weekly awards for ice hockey following a 3-0-0 week the league office announced this afternoon.
Freshman forward Dan Graham (Billerica, Mass./Williston Northampton) has earned both Player and Rookie of the Week honors from the Northeast-10, while sophomore Chris Tasiopoulos (Norwell, Mass./Thayer Academy) has been named the NE-10's Goaltender of the Week for their efforts in helping lead Stonehill to three wins last week.
Graham, who earns Rookie of the Week honors for the second time to go with his first Player of the Week selection, totaled five points last week with a team-best four goals and an assist. Two of his four goals were game-winners, spearheading a Stonehill offense that featured seven players with four or more points for the week.
Graham opened the week by scoring the gamewinner in the Skyhawks 6-4 victory over Framingham State University on Tuesday. He followed that up with the gamewinning tally and an assist in Wednesday's 6-1 triumph at Suffolk University before closing out the week with a pair of goals wrapped around the first intermission just 1:40 apart on the scoreboard in Saturday's 4-3 overtime triumph against NE-10 rival Saint Michael's College.
Graham, also named the NE-10 Rookie of the Week on November 20, has appeared in 11 of 15 games in his freshman season for Stonehill and shares the team lead for goals by freshmen with five to go with two assists for seven points. The seven points are ninth on the team and second for Skyhawk freshmen. His two gamewinning goals share the team lead. Graham has played all four Northeast-10 contests to date and is tied for second on the team with four points with three goals and an assist in Conference play. Graham is tied for the Northeast-10 lead for gamewinning goals and also ranks third for freshman scoring and seventh overall for goals scored.
Sophomore Chris Tasiopoulos earned NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Week honors for the second time in his career on Tuesday. (PHOTO BY Richard Orr)
Tasiopoulos earns Goaltender of the Week honors for the first time this season (second career) after earning three wins while playing all 184:16 over Stonehill's three games last week. He posted a 2.61 goals against average and .925-save percentage, averaging 32.7 saves per game.
Tasiopoulos registered 35 saves in Tuesday's 6-4 victory over Framingham State. He followed that up by stopping 23 of 24 shots on goal the next night in a 6-1 triumph at Suffolk and then registered 40 saves, including 32 combined between the second and third period, in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against Saint Michael's.
Tasiopoulos has seen the majority of time in the Stonehill goal this season, posting a 7-7-0 record overall, with a 3.47 goals against average and .900 save percentage while averaging 28.8 saves per game in 778:37 over 14 starts. He is 3-0-0 with a 2.20 GAA and .942 save percentage over three starts in NE-10 games. Tasiopoulos ranks second among NE-10 leaders for winning percentage while ranking third for save percentage.
Tasiopoulos, the 2011-12 NE-10 Rookie of the Year and second team All-Northeast-10 selection, has started 33 games over his career at Stonehill, posting a 3.22 goals against average and .905 save percentage with a shutout, while averaging 29.5 saves per game in 1,902:13. He is just 24 saves shy of 1,000 for his brief Skyhawks career and has posted a 15-17-1 career record.
Stonehill (7-8-0, 3-1-0 NE-10) is back on the ice tomorrow night when it wraps up its first semester schedule by hosting Johnson & Wales University for a non-conference clash at the Foxboro Sports Center at 7:30 p.m.