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Monthly Honors
April 2, 2008
BC’s GERBE EARNS CCM/RBK PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH
~UNH’s vanRiemsdyk takes Top Rookie honors; Muse named Top Goalie in month~

CCM / RBK Hockey Player of the Month
Nathan Gerbe – Boston College
Junior Forward; Oxford, Mich.

Gerbe registered a team-high 15 points (8g,7a) in nine games. He registered six multiple-point performances in the month of March and recorded a point in eight of the nine games. Gerbe earned Hockey East Tournament MVP honors after he totaled nine points (4g,5a) in four league tournament wins and captured NCAA Northeast Regional All-Tournament team honors after tallied three points (2g,1a) in BC victories over No. 3 seed Minnesota and No. 1 seed Miami.

Runners-up: Pete MacArthur, BU (Sr., F, Clifton Park, N.Y.) 7 GP, 9 points (7g,2a)
Jerry Pollastrone, UNH (Jr., F, Revere, Mass.) 7GP, 8 points (7g,1a)


Mar. Opponent Result G-A-P
1 at Providence T 2-2 OT 1-0-1
7 NORTHEASTERN L 2-3 0-0-0
8 at Northeastern W 4-1 1-1-2
14 PROVIDENCE W 5-1 2-0-2
15 PROVIDENCE W 5-1 1-1-2
21 vs. New Hampshire W 5-4 3OT 0-3-3
22 vs. Vermont W 4-0 1-1-2
29 vs. Minnesota W 5-2 1-1-2
30 vs. Miami W 4-3 OT 1-0-1
Totals: 7-1-1 8-7-15


ITECH Goaltender of the Month
John Muse – Boston College
Freshman Goaltender; East Falmouth, Mass.

Muse went 7-1-1 with a 1.70 GAA and a .978 save percentage in nine starts in March. He recorded 30 or more saves in seven of eight March games, including a career-high 45 saves in BC’s 5-4 triple overtime victory over New Hampshire in the semfinals of the league tournament. Muse was also named to the Hockey East All-Team, as he posted the second shutout in championship game history. Muse totaled 142 saves in his four starts in the 24th annual tournament, posting a .972 save percentage and a 1.28 GAA.

Runner-up: Joe Fallon, UVM (Sr., G, Bemidji, Minn.) 4-4-0, 2.01 GAA, .925 save percentage

Mar. Opponent Result Min Svs GA
1 at Providence T 2-2 OT 65:00 34 2
7 NORTHEASTERN L 2-3 63:56 31 3
8 at Northeastern W 4-1 59:55 35 1
14 PROVIDENCE W 5-1 60:00 32 1
15 PROVIDENCE W 5-1 60:00 36 1
21 vs. New Hampshire W 5-4 3OT 100:43 45 4
22 vs. Vermont W 4-0 60:00 29 0
29 vs. Minnesota W 5-2 60:00 31 2
30 vs. Miami W 4-3 OT 72:12 34 3
Totals: 7-1-1 601:46 307 17
1.70 GAA, .948 save percentage


PRO AMBITIONS Rookie of the Month
James vanRiemsdyk – New Hampshire
Freshman Forward; Middletown, N.J.

vanRiemsdyk tallied eight assists in five games averaging 1.60 assists per game during the month of March. Despite missing two games with illness, vanRiemsdyk was one of the most productive rookies in Hockey East. Overall, the freshman forward had three multi-point efforts including having a hand in all three UNH goals in the NCAA’s against Notre Dame. vanRiemsdyk ranked tied for fourth in the Hockey East Tournament scoring leaderboard with five points.

Runner-up: Joe Whitney, BC (Fr., F, Reading, Mass.) 9GP, 11 points (3g,8a)

Mar. Opponent Result G-A-P
1 at Merrimack T 1-1 OT 0-0-0
14 MASSACHUSETTS W 4-1 0-1-1
15 MASSACHUSETTS W 7-2 0-2-2
21 vs. Boston College L 4-5 3OT 0-2-2
28 vs. Notre Dame L 3-7 0-3-3
Totals: 2-2-1 0-8-8


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