Hobey Watch: 11/24

No turkeys here. These guys really know how to knock the stuffing out of their opponents. Some of them will be riding the gravy train in the NHL some day. Well, I’m going to save the rest of my Thanksgiving puns for leftovers. (I apologize if you found this corn-y)

Here’s this week’s list:

10. Jake Gardiner, Junior D, Wisconsin — Gardiner had two assists last weekend, but the No. 16 Badgers suffered a pair of one-goal losses against No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth. They’ve now lost four in a row, but Gardiner is still tied for third among all defensemen with 12 points (2g, 10a). Wisconsin hosts No. 8 Michigan and Michigan State in the College Hockey Showcase this weekend.

9. Keith Kinkaid, Sophomore G, Union — The No. 12/13 Dutchmen didn’t play last weekend and they don’t play this weekend, so there’s not much to say about Kinkaid (7-2-2). He ranks fourth in goals-against average (1.59), seventh in save percentage (.936) and is tied for second in shutouts (2).

8. Jaden Schwartz, Freshman F, Colorado College — The Tigers also had the weekend off, but Schwartz still ranks in the top six nationally in goals (9), points (18) and points per game (1.50). He’s also tied for second with five power-play goals. The Tigers host Alaska-Anchorage for a pair this weekend.

7. David Warsofsky, Junior D, Boston University — Warsofsky had two goals in the No. 2 Terriers’ weekend split with No. 6 New Hampshire and is now tied for second among defensemen with four on the season. Additionally, his 0.92 points per game tie him for sixth among blue-liners. On Saturday, BU hosts a much-improved Brown team that is coming off wins at Colgate and Cornell and a tie at UNH.

6. Denny Kearney, Senior F, Yale — Kearney had two assists in the No. 3 Bulldogs’ sweep at Cornell and Colgate over the weekend and followed that up with a goal and two assists in a win over Sacred Heart on Tuesday. He is now third in the country in points per game (1.89), tied for eighth in points (17) and tied for third in plus/minus (+12). Yale has this weekend off.

5. Mike Connolly, Junior F, Minnesota-Duluth — After having his 10-game scoring streak snapped in Friday’s win over the Badgers, Connolly registered a goal and an assist Saturday, with the assist coming on linemate Jack Connolly’s overtime game-winner. Mike Connolly is now tied for third in points (20), tied for sixth in goals (9) and tied for eight in points per game (1.43).

4. John Muse, Senior G, Boston College — Muse (7-2-0) had an incredible weekend, saving 70 of the 71 shots he faced in the No. 7 Eagles’ sweep of No. 9/10 Maine. The two-time national champion now ranks third in both GAA (1.45) and save percentage (.955). He’s also tied for second with two shutouts. BC visits No. 18 Merrimack and hosts Vermont this weekend.

The Hat Trick

3. Andy Miele, Senior F, Miami — Miele tallied four assists in the No. 5 RedHawks’ sweep at Bowling Green to leapfrog linemate Carter Camper for the national lead in helpers with 19. Miele’s also second in points (25) and fourth in points per game (1.79). He has recorded multiple points in seven of his last 12 games. Miami travels to No. 19 Western Michigan for a pair this weekend.

2. Broc Little, Senior F, Yale — Little had three goals and three assists in three games over the last week, culminating with a goal and two assists against Sacred Heart on Tuesday night. He has at least a point in all nine Yale games this season, giving him the longest scoring streak in the country. Little is second in points per game (2.00), tied for sixth in points (18) and tied for first in plus/minus (+13).

1. Carter Camper, Senior F, Miami — Camper “only” had a goal and an assist last weekend and lost his stranglehold on a couple stats columns as a result. He fell to second in goals (12) and assists (18) and third in plus/minus (+12). He’s still first in points (30) and points per game (2.14), though. His 30 points are five clear of second and 10 clear of third. Camper’s also tied for second with three game-winning goals.

On the bubble: Jack Connolly (Junior F, Minnesota-Duluth), Jack Maclellan (Junior F, Brown), Paul Thompson (Senior F, New Hampshire), Denny Urban (Senior D, Robert Morris), Sam Brittain (Freshman G, Denver)


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