Hobey Watch: 11/18

After just one change to the top 10 last week, this week’s list features two new names — one a well-known two-time national champion and one a freshman. The Hat Trick remains the same, though, as does the entire top seven for that matter.

Let’s get to it:

10. Jake Gardiner, Junior D, Wisconsin — It wasn’t a good weekend for the No. 15 Badgers, who were swept at home by No. 7/8 North Dakota. Gardiner didn’t have a particularly great weekend, either, but he did have an assist. He’s still tied for sixth in the country in plus/minus (+10) and tied for fourth among defensemen in points (10). Gardiner and the Badgers host No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth for a pair this weekend.

9. John Muse, Senior G, Boston College — Muse (5-2-0) saved 38 of the 40 shots he faced Friday night in a 3-2 win at Vermont. The two-time national champion now ranks fifth nationally in goals-against average (1.72) and third in save percentage (.945). He hasn’t given up more than two goals in a game yet this season. The No. 9/10 Eagles host No. 3 Maine for a pair this weekend.

8. Jaden Schwartz, Freshman F, Colorado College — Schwartz becomes the first rookie to crack the top 10 this season after recording a goal and three assists last weekend in the Tigers’ win over Air Force and loss to No. 5 Yale. The St. Louis Blues first-round pick is now tied for third in the country in both points (18) and goals (9). Both of those totals are good for first among freshmen.

7. David Warsofsky, Junior D, Boston University — Warsofsky was held pointless in the No. 2 Terriers’ pair of ties against Merrimack last weekend. He still ranks in the top 20 in plus/minus (+8) and his 0.90 points per game are still good for seventh among defensemen, but Warsofsky has now gone three games without a point. BU has a home-and-home with No. 7/8 New Hampshire this weekend.

6. Keith Kinkaid, Sophomore G, Union — Kinkaid (7-2-2) saved 50 of the 55 shots he faced in the No. 12/14 Dutchmen’s win and loss against rival No. 18 Rensselaer. He now ranks fourth overall in GAA (1.59), eighth in save percentage (.936) and sixth in minutes played (641:26). In an odd scheduling quirk, Union doesn’t have another game until Dec. 3.

5. Gustav Nyquist, Junior F, Maine — Nyquist tallied a goal and an assist in the Black Bears’ sweep of Northeastern last weekend. He’s now tied for 12th in points with 15 (4G, 11A) and tied for ninth in points per game with 1.50. Additionally, his 10-game point streak is tied for the longest in the country. Nyquist hasn’t had a multi-point game in two weeks, though.

4. Mike Connolly, Junior F, Minnesota-Duluth — Like Nyquist, Connolly also has a 10-game point streak after notching an assist Friday night and a goal Saturday night in the Bulldogs’ wins over Michigan Tech. He’s now tied for third in the country in points (18) and tied for sixth in goals (8). Connolly’s whole line continues to produce, as Jack Connolly (no relation) also has 18 points and Justin Fontaine has 16.

The Hat Trick

3. Andy Miele, Senior F, Miami — Miele registered two assists last weekend in the No. 6 RedHawks’ weekend split with No. 12/13 Alaska. He now ranks second in the country in points (21), second in assists (15), seventh in points per game (1.75) and tied for third in plus/minus (+11). Since recording five multi-point games in seven contests from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, Miele has now gone three games without one.

2. Broc Little, Senior F, Yale — After tallying at least one goal and at least two points in each of his first four games of the season, Little notched just one assist in each of his games last weekend — a win at Colorado College and a loss at Air Force. He still ranks in the top 10 in points per game (2.00, t-2nd), goals per game (0.83, t-7th) and assists per game (1.17, t-6th). He’s also tied for first in plus/minus per game (+1.83).

1. Carter Camper, Senior F, Miami — For anyone who thought Camper might’ve been coming back to earth a bit after registering just two assists two weekends ago, think again. He rebounded with two goals and two assists last weekend. Camper leads the country in goals (11), assists (17), points (28), points per game (2.33) and plus/minus (+14). In short, he’s first in every important statistical category.

On the bubble: Spencer Abbott (Junior F, Maine), Jack Connolly (Junior F, Minnesota-Duluth), Brian O’Neill (Junior F, Yale), Denny Urban (Senior D, Robert Morris), Allen York (Junior G, Rensselaer)

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