Alumni update – Oct. 24

Another week in college hockey and once again, BCHL alums at Union College are shining brightly and are a big reason the team remains undefeated after five games.

After Cole Maier’s honours last week, his teammates Darian Hanson and Brett Supinski have taken ECAC Hockey weekly player nods as announced by the conference on Monday.

Hanson,  who spent the 2016-17 season with the Vernon Vipers, was named the conference, made 68 saves on 72 shots in backstopping the Dutchmen to a pair of road wins over Northeastern and earned Goalie of the Week recognition. The native of East Bethel, Minn. did not see action in Union’s first three games but looked none the worse for it as he made 37 saves in a 4-3 overtime win Friday and followed that with 31 more stops in a 3-1 triumph.

With the Vipers in the 2016-17 season, Hanson joined the club part way through the season and went on to post a record .945 save percentage and a 1.84 goals-against average while recording a 14-4-2 mark in net.

Supinski, now a senior at Union, is a former Coquitlam Express standout and picked up four points in the pair of Union wins and was named Player of the Week. He scored twice, including a shorthanded effort, in the 4-3 overtime win to start the weekend series and then set up a pair of goals the next night in the 3-1 win.

In Coquitlam in the 2015-16 season, the Pennnsylvania product racked up 48 goals and 50 assists playing alongside league-leading scorer Corey Mackin.