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November 1, 2012
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MONTHLY HONORS: BC'S PAT MULLANE TABBED AS PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER
~ UNH's DeSmith named Top Goalie; BU's O'Connor, PC's Gillies share Top Rookie honor ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
PAT MULLANE BOSTON COLLEGE
Senior Forward; Wallingford, Conn.
Mullane recorded a league-high eight points (3g,5a) in top-ranked Boston College's 4-1-0 month and registered +5 a plus-minus rating. He tallied at least one point in all five games. Mullane registered two goals late in the third period and the primary assist on the overtime game-winner in the team's 5-4 come-from-behind win at Massachusetts (Oct. 19). Mullane won 56.1% of his faceoff attempts (60-of-107).

Runners-up:
Mike Collins, MC (Jr., F, Boston, Mass.) 6GP, 7 pts. (4g,3a)
Cason Hohmann, BU (So., F, Plymouth, Mich.) 4GP, 6 pts. (3g,3a)
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Photo HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
CASEY DESMITH NEW HAMPSHIRE
Sophomore Goaltender; Rochester, N.H.
DeSmith went 4-0-1 in the month of October collecting a pair of Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week awards. The sophomore netminder posted a 1.77 GAA and a .931 save percentage. He allowed three goals or fewer in every game in October and earned a shutout on Oct. 27 against Northeastern. DeSmith ranks first in league play with a 1.30 GAA and a .950 save percentage through three games, all against nationally-ranked opponents. He has helped the Wildcats out to their best start since the 2007-08 season.

Runner-up:
Parker Milner, BC (Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) 4-1-0, 1.98 GAA, .931 save%
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS CO-ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
JON GILLIES PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
Freshman Goaltender; South Portland, Maine
Gillies started all six games to begin his Friar career, posting a 1.72 GAA, a .938 save% and made 150 saves to go with a 3-2-1 record. His highlights included three wins, one shutout and leading the Friars to a 1-1 tie at then No. 4 ranked Miami. Pro Ambitions
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS CO-ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
MATT O'CONNOR - BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Freshman Goaltender; Toronto, Ont.
O'Connor got his collegiate career off to a fantastic start, posting a 3-0-0 record with a .945 save percentage and a 1.75 GAA in the month of October. His top performance came in Saturday's victory at UMass, as he made 34 saves to allow the Terriers to earn a 3-2 come-from-behind victory. Pro Ambitions

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