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April 17, 2012
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BOSTON COLLEGE'S PARKER MILNER NAMED NATIONAL COLLEGE HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH/APRIL
EAGLES' FORWARD JOHNNY GAUDREAU TABBED AS TOP ROOKIE
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BC's Parker Milner has been named National Player of the Month for March/April

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Boston College junior goaltender Parker Milner (Pittsburgh, Pa.) is the Hockey Commissioners' Association National Division I Player of the Month for March/April. Milner won all 10 games in the month for the Eagles, leading the team to the NCAA Championship, as well as being named Most Outstanding Player at the Frozen Four. Milner finished the March/April with a 0.90 GAA and a .970 save percentage, to go along with two shutouts.

He finished the NCAA Tournament with a 0.50 GAA and .982 save percentage and in the Hockey East tournament he posted a 1.50 GAA and a .955 save percentage. Milner was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team for his efforts, notching 126 saves on 132 shots in four victories for the Eagles.

Milner stopped 291 of 300 shots in the two months. He allowed one goal or less in eight of the 10 games. He posted 30+ saves on four occasions in the 10 game stretch. He finished the season winning 19 straight games for Boston College. Milner ended the season with a 29-5-0 record to go along with a 1.66 GAA and a .937 save percentage. His 85% winning percentage rank first among Division I goaltenders, while his save percentage and GAA ranked second and third, respectively among netminders nationally.

Johnny Gaudreau (Carneys Point, N.J.), a freshman forward at Boston College, has been selected as the HCA National Rookie of the Month for March/April.

Gaudreau notched 13 points in 10 games in March/April for the Eagles, including being named Hockey East Tournament MVP, leading BC to their third straight league tournament championship. He notched a point in eight of 10 games in the month with four multi-point efforts. He registered five points (2g,3a) in four NCAA Tournament games, helping the Eagles to their fifth NCAA title in school history.

Gaudreau notched 44 points and 21 goals in 44 games for the Eagles, which ranked first among NCAA rookies in his freshman season at the Heights. His 1.00 points per game was also tied for third nationally among first-year players.

HCA Commissioners' Choice Awards
March/April 2012

National Player of the Month
Parker Milner, G, Boston College

National Rookie of the Month
Johnny Gaudreau, F, Boston College

Honorable Mention Player of the Month
Cole Schneider, F, Connecticut, AHA
Reilly Smith, F, Miami, CCHA
Jeremy Welsh, F, Union, ECACH
Erik Haula, F, Minnesota, WCHA

Honorable Mention Rookie of the Month
Scott Holm, F, Air Force, AHA
Frank Slubowski, G, Western Michigan, CCHA
Max Novak, F, Union, ECACH
Mark MacMillan, F, North Dakota, WCHA

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