Another week in the NCAA and another batch of BCHL alumni earning weekly honours in their respective conferences. Last week, five former players from the league were recognized across college hockey for their superior play.
Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week
Tommy Scarfone – Junior – Rochester Institute of Technology (Surrey Eagles)
Scarfone backstopped the Tigers sweep at Army West Point over the weekend. The Montreal, Que. native opened the series with 34 saves in Friday’s 4-2 victory for his 25th career game with at least 30 saves. He then made 26 stops in Saturday’s 5-3 win, including 15 in the third period, to improve to 6-1 this season. He allowed just one even-strength goal on the weekend. This is his seventh career Atlantic Hockey weekly honour and third this season.
Scarfone played for the Surrey Eagles for two seasons from 2019 to 2021. He finished his BCHL stint with a career save percentage of .922 and a goals-against average of 2.50. During the shortened 2020-21 pod season, he backstopped the Eagles to first place in the Coquitlam Pod.
Hockey East Rookie of the Week
Bradly Nadeau (F) – Freshman – University of Maine (Penticton Vees)
Nadeau had three goals on the weekend, including one game-winning strike and one game-winning assist in a sweep of Merrimack. He tied for second in the conference with 12 shots on goal was tied for first in Hockey East with a plus-four rating.
Nadeau played for the Penticton Vees for two seasons from 2021 to 2023 and helped the team to back-to-back Fred Page Cup championships. In 2022-23, he led the league in scoring with 113 points in 54 games and earned the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy for league MVP. His 17 postseason points last spring tied for the league lead and his 17 goals were the most in the BCHL. As a result, he won the first-ever Jeff Tambellini Trophy for playoff MVP. He was drafted in the first round by the Carolina Hurricanes in June.
CCHA Goaltender of the Week
Ethan Langenegger – Junior – Lake Superior State Unviersity (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
The CCHA leader in wins (two) and saves (57) last weekend, Langenegger turned away 57 of the 61 shots he faced in the Lakers sweep of Bemidji State. Posting a 1.96 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage, his weekend was highlighted by stopping 30 of 31 shots in a 5-1 victory on Saturday night. Helping the LSSU penalty to a 7-for-8 series, he made seven saves while the Lakers were shorthanded.
The 2000-born goalie played two seasons in Salmon Arm from 2018 to 2020, suiting up for 80 games. In his final year with the team, he posted a record of 23-15-3, a .908 save percentage, a 2.79 goals-against and three shutouts.
ECAC Hockey Defender of the Week
C.J. Foley – Freshman – Dartmouth College (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Foley’s play last week helped guide Dartmouth to a 2-0 weekend. He excelled on Saturday night against Princeton, notching his first-career goal just two minutes into the first period to put his team on the scoreboard first. The freshman defender also contributed an assist on a power-play goal and then sealed the game by scoring the game-winner with just 54 seconds remaining in regulation, securing a 5-4 victory.
The 19-year-old played the 2022-23 season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks where he led the team in points from the back end, putting up seven goals and 20 assists in 48 regular-season games. He was also productive during Salmon Arm’s postseason run, contributing eight points in 14 games.
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week
Jérémie Payant (F) – Freshman – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Nanaimo Clippers)
Payant tallied two goals and contributed two assists in last Friday’s 8-6 victory over Union. His four-point outing included his first-career goal. Following last weekend’s play, Payant now stands third on the team in points scored and owns a plus-three rating.
The Saint-Lazare, Que. native spent the past two seasons with the Nanaimo Clippers. He totaled 78 points in 106 career regular-season games, including a career-best 43 points last year. He also scored 10 goals in 27 games during the Clippers last two postseason appearances.