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NCAA Roundup: Dec. 15

Another six former BCHL players were recognized with weekly honours in their respective conferences in college hockey last week.

Hockey East Player of the Week

Alex Campbell (F) – Senior – Northeastern University (Victoria Grizzlies)

Campbell recorded his first hat trick of the season to lead Northeastern to a 4-1 win over Brown. The Huskies are now 3-0-0 when Campbell, who has four multi-point games, tallies at least two goals on the year. He finished plus-two and recorded a team-high five shots on the night. He currently holds the Huskies longest active point streak with seven points (six goals, one assist) in his last four games.

The Chateauguay, Que. native played the 2018-19 season with the Victoria Grizzlies. 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.

Hockey East Rookie of the Week

Aydar Suniev (F) – Freshman – University of Massachusetts (Penticton Vees)

Suniev led UMass to a sweep of Alaska-Anchorage with six points on three goals and three assists in the two-game set against the Seawolves. The freshman had a five-point game against UAA on Friday, helping the Minutemen set a record for most goals against a Division I opponent as the squad won 11-2. Suniev’s five points, which came on two goals and three assists, marked the most points by a UMass freshman in a single game in the program’s Division I era. He followed up with his third goal of the weekend in Saturday’s 3-2 win, putting the Minutemen in front 2-1 with less than three minutes to play in regulation.

After joining the Penticton Vees partway through the 2021-22 campaign, Suniev played parts of two seasons in the BCHL. In 2022-23, he was the league’s third-leading scorer with 90 points in 50 games, while his 45 goals were tied for most in the league. He also had 27 points in 25 postseason games during his junior career and helped his team to back-to-back Fred Page Cup titles.

Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week

Steven Agriogianis (F) – Senior – Mercyhurst University (Nanaimo Clippers)

Agriogianis was a driving force for the Lakers last weekend against Army West Point. The Beach Haven, N.J. native was involved in four of the seven goals scored by Mercyhurst in their split with the Black Knights. Agriogianis began Saturday’s comeback with a second-period goal before assisting on two goals – including the tying tally – in the third period.

The 24-year-old spent the 2019-20 campaign with the Clippers and finished in a tie for third in team scoring with 39 points in 51 games, while his 17 goals were fourth most on his club.

CCHA Forward of the Week

Carter Jones – Graduate – Bemidji State University (Trail Smoke Eaters)

Jones helped the Beavers to a split of their weekend series with Lake Superior State, recording a league-high four points on three goals and one assist. Posting a conference-best plus-four on the week, he registered two goals and an assist in a 7-1 Bemidji State win on Friday night, before netting the Beavers only tally in a 6-1 defeat on Saturday. Collecting four shots in the series, he also had one block at the defensive end.

Jones played two seasons in the BCHL with the Trail Smoke Eaters from 2017 to 2019. He notched 100 points in 113 regular-season games across his two campaigns and finished his second and final year as the Smokies leading scorer with 55 points in 2018-19.

CCHA Rookie of the Week

John Herrington – Freshman – Lake Superior State University (Prince George Spruce Kings)

Herrington led all CCHA rookies with three points last week, netting one goal and assisting on two more. He was plus-two in the Lakers series split at Bemidji State, totaling four shots on goal. On Friday, he scored Lake Superior State’s only goal in a 7-1 defeat. He then dished out a pair of helpers in a 6-1 victory on Saturday, including one on the eventual game-winning tally.

During his three seasons with the Spruce Kings from 2020 to 2023, he amassed 116 points on 54 goals and 62 assists in 136 contests.

ECAC Hockey Defender of the Week

Noah de la Durantaye – Junior – Princeton University (Coquitlam Express)

De la Durantaye contributed an assist on his team’s game-winning goal in the series opener against Sacred Heart University and added a goal of his own in the second game. Over the weekend, the junior defender recorded three shots on goal and finished with a favourable plus-minus of plus-three.

His lone season in the BCHL came with the Coquitlam Express in 2019-20. He put up seven goals, 18 assists and 25 points in 41 regular-season games.