RINDGE, N.H. (January 8, 2018) – Junior forward Nicholas Fotiu (Falmouth, Mass.) of the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week, for the week ending on Jan. 7, as announced on Monday afternoon by the Conference office. In addition, senior goaltender Tom McGuckin (Clayton, N.J.) has been named NE10 Goaltender of the Week.
Franklin Pierce played just one game last week: a 4-3, overtime win at Suffolk on Saturday night. In the victory, Fotiu scored a first-period power-play goal in a 5-on-3 situation, and later assisted on Alex Lester’s game-winner, which came just 22 seconds into overtime. It was Fotiu’s fourth multiple-point game of the season.
On the year, Fotiu has played in 10 of the team’s 13 games and is second on the squad in scoring, with 10 points (3-7-10). He has tallied a pair of power-play goals along the way.
For his part, McGuckin faced a barrage of shots in the win on Saturday. He was credited with a career-high 61 saves against 64 shots on goal, for the first 60-save outing of his career. It also marked the most saves in a single game in program history, eclipsing a 57-save outing by Andy Tinti on Feb. 21, 2004 against Southern New Hampshire. In addition, it was the first performance of 50 saves or more by a Franklin Pierce goaltender in a winning effort since Dave O’Brien stopped 56 shots in a 3-2 win at Stonehill on Dec. 1, 2012.
On the season, McGuckin has logged 60% of the team’s minutes in his nine starts. He has made 247 saves against 280 shots to post a 4.19 goals-against average and an .882 save percentage on the way to a 2-6-1 record.
The Ravens (3-9-1) return to the ice on Jan. 12-13, when they visit Post for a non-conference weekend series. Opening faceoff is set for 8 p.m. on Friday and 7:15 p.m. on Saturday at Sports Center of Connecticut in Shelton, Conn.
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