Joy Named ECAC Men's East Co-Player of the Week
GORHAM, Maine -- Senior forward Zach Joy (Dover, N.H.) of the University of Southern Maine men's ice hockey team has been named the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Men's East Co-Player of the Week for the week of December 6-12. The ECAC office, located in Centerville, Mass., made the announcement this afternoon.
This is the third time in his career that Joy has received a weekly recognition from the ECAC. He shared this week's award with Stuart Stefan of Castleton State College.
The ECAC also announced that rookie goaltender Braely Torris (Eckville, Alberta) had been tabbed for a spot on the weekly honor roll.
In two games last week, Joy tallied three goals, including the game winner in both contests, to help USM post a 2-0 mark and get back to a .500 overall record (4-4-1) for the first time this season. In a non-conference game at Salem State University on Thursday, Joy scored two goals, including the game winner 22 second into overtime. Two days later, his first-period goal proved to be the game winner in Southern Maine's 3-0 victory over ECAC Men's East rival, the University of New England.
Torris stopped 25 shots in the win over UNE to collect his second shutout of the season. It was his only action of the week.
Pulling into the break for end-of-the-semester exams and the holidays, Joy has scored five goals to share the team lead and has two assists for seven points. Torris lowered his goals against average to 2.54 while lifting his save percentage to .924. He has a 3-3-1 record.
The Huskies return to the ice on January 1 (1:00 p.m.) when they host the USA U-18 team for an exhibition game at the USM Ice Arena.