Northland’s Fisher and Lake Forest’s Argiropoulos
Earn NCHA Men’s Hockey Weekly Honors
Northland College freshman Zackary Fisher (F - Pickering, Ontario) is the NCHA Men’s Offensive Player of the Week and Lake Forest College senior George Argiropoulos (G - Toronto, Ontario) is the NCHA Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
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Fisher is the NCHA Offensive Player of the Week after leading the charge in Northland College’s weekend sweep of #10/#11 College of St. Scholastica. Fisher tallied four points in the two games against the Saints, scoring two goals and recording two assists in the Jacks’ wins. He got things started on the right foot Friday, scoring the first goal of the contest while assisting the third as the Jacks built a 3-0 lead. Following a comeback that forced overtime, Fisher played the hero role with the game-winner 1:56 into the extra period. On Saturday, he assisted the first goal of the night to give his team the 1-0 lead and the needed momentum to record the sweep.
Argiropoulos rises to the top of an impressive field of nominees to claim NCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors. For the two-game stretch, Argiropoulos allowed just three goals (1.40 GAA) and made 57 total saves for a .950 save percentage. Most impressively, he recorded 29 saves Friday in a 1-1 draw on the road against #7/#6 St. Norbert College in a rink in which the Green Knights have yet to lose in this season (now 7-0-2). He followed that up with 28 saves in a 3-2 overtime win against Finlandia.
2018-19 NCHA WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
T.J. Black, St. Norbert
Black made 24 saves in 5-1 win over Aurora and 20 saves in 1-1 tie with Lake Forest. Goal allowed vs. LFC was an extra-attacker goal.
Rock Boynton, MSOE
Boynton posted his first collegiate shutout with 31 saves at #13/15 Marian.
Riley Christensen, St. Norbert
Christensen went 1-2-3 in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Aurora to move into a first-place overall tie in NCHA standings.
Kalib Ford, Northland
Ford tallied three points over the weekend, recording a goal and two assists, helping the Jacks to two wins over the College of St. Scholastica.
Nick Guiney, Concordia Wisconsin
Guiney was named to the Pathfinder Bank All-Tournament Team for his play in the Pathfinder Classic last week. The sophomore had a goal and two assists in the Falcons 4-4 shootout win over No. 9 Salve Regina.
Garrett Hallford, Trine
Hallford recorded the first hat trick in Trine University men’s NCAA hockey history on Friday, including the game-winning goal.
Evan Kearns, MSOE
Kearns scored the game-winning goal at #13/15 Marian.
David Krejcik, Northland
Krejcik was solid in the net again this week for Northland College. Over the weekend, Krejcik grabbed 79 saves and recorded two wins against nationally-ranked College of St. Scholastica.
Blake Robertson, Trine
Robertson led the way for the Thunder recording four points in their doubleheader against King’s (Pa.) College this weekend. On Friday, he iced the game coming away with the team’s fifth goal in the 19th minute. On Saturday, he assisted on the first goal of the night before putting the game out of reach with two goals in the second as the Thunder cruised to a 5-0 win. Defensively Robertson helped hold the opposition to just 31 shots for the weekend.
Hunter Vorva, Marian
Vorva made 25 saves against MSOE.