NCAA Roundup: 4 alumni named weekly conference award winners

Last week, the goalies took the spotlight in the NCAA as three of the four BCHL alumni that won weekly conference awards were netminders. Find out who in this week’s NCAA Roundup, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance.

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ECAC Hockey Player of the Week

Alexander Campbell – Sophomore – Clarkson University (Victoria Grizzlies)

Campbell recorded back-to-back multi-point games last weekend, helping the Golden Knights to a pair of league wins that extended their unbeaten streak to eight straight. He scored and assisted in both games, including a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Yale on Saturday evening. Campbell now ranks second on the team with 24 points and is one of 11 Golden Knight skaters with double-digit point totals this season.

The Chateauguay, Que. native played the 2018-19 season with Victoria. He contributed 67 points in 53 regular-season games to finish one point back of the rookie scoring lead and won the Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year. His 46 assists were second overall in the BCHL.

ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week

Yaniv Perets – Sophomore – Quinnipiac University (Penticton Vees)

Perets is putting together one of the best goaltending seasons in the history of ECAC Hockey. The netminder tied the league shutout record last weekend, posting his 10th blank sheet of the year in a 1-0 win over RPI. That performance followed a 26-save, one goal performance on Friday in the Bobcats win over Union College. Perets leads all Division I goaltenders in winning percentage (.889), save percentage (.956), goals-against average (0.75), and shutouts (10).

Perets played the 2019-20 season with Penticton, posting the third-best goals-against average in the league at 2.19, the second most shutouts with five and a .918 save percentage.

Hockey East Goaltender of the Week

Vincent Duplessis – Sophomore – Boston University (Merritt Centennials)

Duplessis stopped all 27 shots he faced in his first career start at Agganis Arena to lead BU to a 4-0 victory over Maine on Friday. He made 15 of his 27 saves in the third period. It was his second career shutout for the Terriers and just his third start of the season.

The 22-year-old played two years in Merritt, but saw the majority of his action during the 2018-19 season where he had a 9-8-1 record in 20 appearances and finished with a .906 save percentage.

NCHC Goaltender of the Week

Zach Driscoll – Graduate – University of North Dakota (Penticton Vees)

Driscoll had one of his best weekends as a Fighting Hawk, backstopping North Dakota to a four-point set against Omaha, while allowing only four goals, including just one at 5-on-5. In Friday’s 4-1 victory, he made 26 saves, only allowing a power-play goal, to earn first star of the game. On Saturday, Driscoll turned aside 27 more shots in a 3-2 overtime defeat, logging a shutout through the first two periods.

The 24-year-old played the 2015-16 season in Penticton and led the BCHL in both save percentage (.933) and goals-against average (1.90), while recording five shutouts and finishing the year with a record of 21-4-0. His save percentage that year is tied for the fifth-best mark all-time for a single season, while his goals-against average is the seventh-lowest in BCHL history. Driscoll finished his tenure with the Vees by winning the BCHL’s Top Goaltender award.