Shapiro Named ECAC Men's East Rookie of the Week

Shapiro Named ECAC Men's East Rookie of the Week

Shapiro Named ECAC Men's East Rookie of the Week

            GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced Monday evening that University of Southern Maine freshman goalie Kyle Shapiro (Ocean, N.J./Walpole Express) has been selected the ECAC Men's East Rookie of the Week for the opening week of the 2014-15 season.

            In the Huskies' season-opening game on Saturday, Shapiro stopped 34 shots in his collegiate debut, including 16 in the second period, to backstop his side to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Stonehill College Skyhawks in non-conference action at the USM Ice Arena.

            Shapiro was outstanding in the second period holding the Skyhawks at bay during a five-minute power play.  He also made nine saves in the third period protecting a one-goal lead as the Huskies held on to win their season-opening game for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign.

            The Huskies (1-0) open ECAC Men's East play this coming weekend hosting Castleton State College on Friday (7:00 p.m.) and Skidmore College on Saturday (4:00 p.m.). 

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