Former Trail Smoke Eaters standout Nick Halloran, now a sophomore at Colorado College, has turned heads in college hockey this season as he has already more than quadrupled his point production from his freshman year. This week, he took another National Collegiate Hockey Association player of the week award for the Tigers as he posted five points including three assists in a victory over Miami-Ohio. He notched two goals the next night against the same opponent, helping his team to a 4-4 tie.
Halloran is tied for the NCAA scoring lead with 39 points in 26 games.
In goalie news, Victoria Grizzlies alum Matthew Galajda has grabbed plenty of headlines for the streaking Big Red of Cornell University and it was more of the same this week. Galajda went 2-0 with a .984 save percentage after posting a 35-save shutout, a 3-0 road win over Harvard, that was his sixth goose egg of the season. The next night, it was a 3-1 victory, also on the road, as Cornell downed Dartmouth.
Galajda is now tied for the NCAA lead in shutouts and is tops in college hockey with a 1.52 goals-against average.
With a goal in both games for Bentley University last weekend, former Trail Smoke Eaters standout Luke Santerno took another Atlantic Hockey rookie of the week award
The native of Smithers, B.C. scored in a 3-2 victory over Canisius Saturday and also had a goal in the previous night’s game which Bentley dropped by that same 3-2 score.
Santerno, who checks in at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, is tied for the team lead in goals with nine and points with 21. On Thursday, it was also announced by Atlantic Hockey that Santerno is the conference’s rookie of the month.