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Kaldis claims ECAC rookie nod

Yanni_kaldisWith no points through his first four NCAA contests at Cornell, former Nanaimo Clippers standout defenceman Yanni Kaldis broke out in his most recent game and was recognized with a conference award as a result.

Kaldis picked up three assists for the Big Red, getting in on each goal in an eventual 4-3 loss to rival Harvard. (Penticton Vees alum Lewis Zerter-Gossage had a hat trick for Harvard in that game).

Still, Kaldis’ production got the attention of ECAC Hockey, which named him the conference’s rookie of the week.

The three helpers on Kaldis’ stat line this season are enough to put him atop the Cornell scoring table.

In two seasons with Nanaimo, Kaldis registered 18 goals and 92 assists for 110 points in 112 career games. He was a BCHL 2nd Team all-star and all-rookie team member in 2014-15. Last season, his 54 assists led the league and he was named a BCHL 1st Team all-star.