NEW LONDON, Conn.--For the second time this season, 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 helped lead the Camels to their highest regular season finish in program history and first home quarterfinal game in the NESCAC Championship era.
He stopped 60 of 62 shots in a pair of critical road victories this week, posting a 1.00 goals against average while registering an impressive .968 save percentage for the Camels. Friday night, Conlin collected 19 of his 34 saves in the third period action to frustrate the NESCAC's third-ranked offense in a 4-1 win at Bowdoin. Conlin closed out the regular season with 26 saves in a 4-1 victory at Colby on Saturday.
"Tom Conlin's consistently strong play and leadership has given our team the confidence needed to have a strong finish to our regular season on a traditionally difficult road trip," Connecticut College Head Men's Hockey Coach Jim Ward said. "We are proud of Tom and his recognition from the NESCAC for his play."
Conlin has posted a 2.23 goals against average while compiling a .924 save percentage in 22 starts for the Camels this season.
In January, Conlin was named the Most Valuable Player at the conclusion of the 50th Annual Codfish Bowl at UMass-Boston.
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 third seeded Camels (13-9-2, 10-7-2) will host sixth seeded Hamilton College (9-9-6, 7-7-4) Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. NESCAC Quarterfinal match up in Dayton Arena.