December sees the college hockey schedule shortened because of the holiday break but Jackson Cressey and Mitch McLain both did more than enough in the time they had to claim player of the month nods in their respective conferences.
Cressey piled up three goals and nine assists for 12 points in seven games for Princeton, helping the Tigers to a 5-2 mark in the month. Cressey had a point in each of the December games and potted the OT winner in a 6-5 triumph over RPI.
With the Coquitlam Express, Cressey accumulated 54 goals and 70 assists for 124 points in 170 games. As a rookie, the West Vancouver native was part of the Express’ 2014 Fred Page Cup-winning team.
McLain registered five goals and a helper for Bowling Green, including a hat trick in a win over Lake Superior State. The two goals he scored that were not part of the hat trick were both game-winners and came against Alaska and RIT respectively.
With the Langley Rivermen for two seasons, the Baxter, Minn. product had 38 goals and 54 assists for 92 points in 111 career games.