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Kevin Boyle Earns Weekly Hockey Honors

Kevin Boyle was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week.


Kevin Boyle was named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week.

Dec. 13, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass freshman goalie Kevin Boyle has been named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week and the UMass Athlete of the Week as announced on Monday. Boyle was a key part in the Mass Attack's 3-1 win over No. 17 Yale last Wednesday.

As the UMass Athlete of the Week, Boyle will be honored as the Wednesday UMass Sports Luncheon which begins at 12:00 PM in Room 1009 of the Campus Center.

Boyle stopped 26-of-27 shots including 11-of-11 in the third period. The Manalapan, N.J., native also helped the penalty kill unit go 5-for-6 in the game stopping a pair of power plays in the first period and all three Yale extra-man advantages in the third period.

Five of his 11 third period saves were in the final 10 minutes of play including a 4-save effort on a Yale power play.

The win marked his second career win over a ranked team as he also was key in UMass' 4-2 win over No. 1 Boston College earlier this season.

For the season, Boyle has posted a 2.99 goals-against-average and an .897 save percentage with a 4-2-3 overall record.

In Hockey East, he is the league's only freshman ranked in the top-10 among individual goalies. He ranks 7th in both goals-against-average and save percentage and is fourth overall in win percentage (.611).

UMass concluded the first half of the season with a 5-7-4 overall record and a 2-6-3 mark in Hockey East (9th place). The Minutemen will return to action on Dec. 29-30 as UMass heads to the Florida College Classic in Estero, Fla. UMass will face Cornell on Thursday night and either Clarkson or Maine on Friday.

 

 

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