Conlin Honored as NESCAC Player of the Week for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior net-minder Tom Conlin of Norwood, Mass. has been honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Hockey Player of the Week.
Conlin enjoyed his most productive week with the program this week. In three games, Conlin registered a 1.08 goals against average and a .972 save percentage, turning aside 92 of 95 shots.
Conlin was named the Most Valuable Player at the conclusion of the 50th Annual Codfish Bowl at UMass-Boston Monday. He made 39 saves to lead the Camels past the undefeated tournament host Beacons who were ranked #5 in the nation in a 4-1 triumph Sunday. On Monday, Conlin had 30 saves in regulation to keep the game tied 1-1 before closing out the tourney by stopping seven of eight shots in a shootout against Lake Forest to lead the Camels to the Codfish Bowl Championship.
On Saturday against Stonehill, Conlin stopped 23 of 24 shots to help the Camels extend their unbeaten streak to five games in a 3-1 triumph.
"I am happy for Tom and his recognition as NESCAC Player of the Week," Connecticut College Head Men's Hockey Coach Jim Ward said. "Tom has evolved into a team leader on and off the ice and as a result has earned the trust and respect of his teammates. He has given the team the chance to win in almost every game this season and this week he has been tremendous in goal yielding 3 goals in three tough games."
In the classroom as a computer science major, Conlin has been recognized for his academic prowess as a member of the NESCAC All-Academic Team.
The Camels will visit Saint Anselm Tuesday night for a 7:00 p.m. game in Manchester, N.H.