2 alums earn Hockey East honours

A pair of BCHL alums took home Player of the Month awards in the NCAA this week in the Hockey East Conference as Providence junior forward and former Merritt Centennial Brandon Duhaime was named overall Player of the Month and New Hampshire freshman forward and former Langley Riverman Angus Crookshank was named Rookie of the Month.

Duhaime led all Hockey East players in the month of December with eight points, chipping in one goal and seven assists. His two points per game during the month was tied for first in the league with teammate¬†Josh Wilkins. The Parkland, Fla. native recorded multi-point outings in three of his four games and registered a career-high three assists in the Ledyard Classic title game. All eight points were registered on the road. He assisted on two of the Friars’ three game-winning goals and recorded two power-play points on the month. Duhaime played the 2014-15 season in Merritt where he put up 25 points in 53 games.

Crookshank recorded three goals and four assists for seven points as the Wildcats went 3-1-0 in the month of December. He earned a plus-six rating and posted at least one point in each game. Crookshank had two multi-point games with two goals and one assist for three points as New Hampshire  defeated Dartmouth 4-0 on Dec. 8 and one goal and one assist for two points as the Wildcats earned a 4-3 victory versus Bentley on Dec. 30. He was tops among all league rookies in goals (three), assists (four), points (seven), power-play assists and points (two), plus/minus (+6) and game-winning goals (one). He was also named a runner up for overall Player of the Month. The 19-year-old from North Vancouver played two full seasons in Langley, scoring 32 goals and adding 35 assists for 67 points in 77 career regular-season games.

Boston College’s Joseph Woll was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Month.