COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey junior defenseman Noah Muller (Amsterdam, The Netherlands/Düsseldorfer EG) earned Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week and first-year Jeremy Routh (Hamden, Conn./New Hampshire Junior Monarchs) was NE10 Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, Jan. 5. First-year Matt Schreiner (Falmouth, Mass./Walpole Express) earned a spot on the NE10 Weekly Honor Roll.
Muller had two goals and two assists while helping the Purple Knights split two games against teams receiving national votes to claim second place at the Middlebury College Holiday Classic over the weekend. During a 4-3 overtime victory against the hosts on Friday, Muller netted the tying power-play goal in the second period before tallying at 11:11 of the third period to give Saint Michael's a lead. During a 6-2 loss to Babson College on Saturday, he assisted the tying power-play goal early in the second period before assisting another power-play marker to make it 3-2 1:37 into the third period. The Beavers had allowed only two power-play goals in their prior 14 games. Muller, who entered the weekend with two career goals, has already reached a career high in points (8) while tying his best in assists (6). He is tied for sixth in the NE10 in defenseman points (8) and tied for fourth in power-play assists (5).
Routh had one goal and two assists over the weekend. In a 4-3 overtime victory against Middlebury on Friday, Routh assisted two go-ahead markers, the first at 8:19 of the second period and the second 1:15 into overtime to give Saint Michael's the first win in its modern era over Middlebury. In a 6-2 loss to Babson on Saturday, Routh tied the game by scoring during a second-period power play. Routh is tied for third in the NE10 in assists (9) and tied for eighth in points (12), and leads all first-years in assists while standing second in points.
Schreiner had one goal and one assist over the weekend. In a 4-3 overtime victory against Middlebury on Friday, Schreiner assisted the go-ahead goal at 8:19 of the second period before scoring 1:15 into overtime to deliver Saint Michael's the win. Schreiner is tied for first in the NE10 in game-winning goals (2) and tied for eighth in goals (5) while standing second in tallies by first-years and seventh in first-year points (8). He leads the Purple Knights in faceoff wins (95) behind a 53.4 percent success rate.
At 7-4-1 overall and 3-2 in the league, the Purple Knights return to action tomorrow by hosting Post University at 7 p.m.