There were two BCHL alumni who earned weekly conference awards in college hockey this week and we take a closer look at both in the NCAA Roundup, presented by Johnston Meier Insurance.
ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
Luke Santerno (F) – Graduate – Clarkson University (Trail/Cowichan Valley)
Santerno played a key role in Clarkson’s huge offensive weekend, scoring or assisting on five of the Golden Knights 13 goals. He recorded a four-point game on two goals and two assists in Saturday’s 8-2 win over Union and found the back of the net again in a 5-0 win over RPI on Sunday. It was Santerno’s best weekend in Green and Gold, as he nearly doubled his season point total in the two games.
The product of Smithers, B.C. played two seasons for the Cowichan Valley Capitals from 2014 to 2016 and another with the Trail Smoke Eaters in 2016-17. His best season came in Trail when he led the team in scoring with 64 points in in 57 games, good enough for 15th best in the league.
Hockey East Co-Goaltender of the Week
Zachary Borgiel (G) – Sophomore – Merrimack College (Cowichan Valley Capitals)
Borgiel earned the win in a 2-1 decision over Providence College on Saturday, completing Merrimack’s sweep of the Friars. He made a season-high 33 saves in the victory, including 26 in a row to close out the game.
He shared the honour with his goaltending partner Hugo Ollas.
The 21-year-old played the 2019-20 season with the Cowichan Valley Capitals and finished with the fourth best save percentage in the BCHL with a mark of .923. His 2.55 goals-against average was the fifth lowest in the league and his four shutouts tied him for third among BCHL goalies. He also played the most minutes of any netminder that season.