November Players of the Month
By: Russ Eddins @EddinsRuss
College Hockey South announces November 2023 Players of the Month.
Division 1 Stars
Ryan Testino, a Georgia native, is the first star for CHS D1 for November. Testino is a goalie at the University of Georgia.
Testino did not allow a goal in two games in November.
“I just want to thank my team,” said Testino. The Ice Dawgs won by a large margin against Georgia Tech. Their offense kept the puck in the O-zone and limited shots against.
“Mentally preparing for the games is a big thing,” said Testino.
The CHS D1 second star for November is Luc Haggitt, goaltender for the University of Alabama. He allowed one goal in two games with save percentage of 0.968 and impressively helping the team with an assist.
The third star for D1 is UGA Center, Declan Conway, who scored three goals and five assists for eight points in four games. Conway has 16 points this season.
Division 2 Stars
With ten points, six goals and four assists in four games, Matias Weir of Florida Atlantic University is the first star for D2.
Weir, an Argentina native, moved to New Jersey at a very young age and credits his hockey IQ for his outstanding season.
His work ethic is also a major component.
“I try to get on the ice as much as possible because we only practice twice a week, and two hours a week is obviously not enough to improve yourself,” said Weir.
Like Weir, the second star of November posted six goals and four assists in four games.
Lucca Vicino has put up 21 points in 14 games this season for Lynn University and leads the team in points.
Donovan Yesnach of Middle Tennessee State University is the third star of the month.
Yesnach had four goals and five assists in four games played, leading his team in points with 24 so far this season.
Division 3 Stars
The first two stars for D3 play for Florida Southern College. They are also both from St. Louis and are linemates.
Michael Woll, first star, scored eight goals and eight assists in three games. A big part of Woll's success was getting more pucks on the net.
Will Marshall, second star, leads the CHS in points by 14 going into week 12. In November, he scored three goals and eight assists in three games.
Marshall credits his team’s chemistry to his stellar season and performance in the month of November.
While Marshall has racked up points, he has also piled up penalty minutes. Through 11 games, he has 31 penalty minutes.
“Hockey is best when it’s physical,” said Marshall.
Wrapping up the D3 stars is Owen Keyser of the University of North Florida.
Keyser only played one game in November, but with five goals and one assist in that game, he made the most of it.
He was the player of the week in week 11 and has 15 points this season.
Women’s Division Stars
In one game for the Ice Dawgs in November, Paige Oukes scored six goals and two assists to earn first star honors.
Oukes is an Ontario native and has been playing hockey for 15 years.
“Getting pucks to the net and getting off the shots and following up on rebounds in front of the net” was the most significant factor in her success in November, said Oukes.
Hurricanes forward, Megan Malolepszy, is the women’s second-star of the month. Malolepszy scored 10 goals and one assist in two games with 20 points this season.
The President of the University of Miami women’s team, Justina Holland, earned third-star honors. She totaled three goals and five assists in two games.
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