College hockey players of the week: Mark Auk's performance for Michigan Tech leads three stars
College hockey action is in full throttle with handfuls of early-season upsets and spectacular individual performances.
NCAA.com highlights the latter in the first edition of this season's "Three Stars" of the week. Here is the trio of standout performers from this past week:
1.) Mark Auk, Michigan Tech
The senior defenseman Auk was named the MVP of the Icebreaker Tournament after leading Michigan Tech to the team title. The St. Clair Shores, Michigan native scored three points on a goal and two assists in the Huskies’ 6-3 semifinal win against Union College. In the championship game, a 4-3 upset of No. 6 Minnesota Duluth, he scored another goal. On the weekend, Auk had four points on two goals and two assists to go along with five shots on goal and a plus-3 rating.
2.) Jake Kielly, Clarkson
Kielly, the sophomore netminder from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, led the Golden Knights to a pair of victories over the weekend. On Friday, he led the way in Clarkson’s 2-1 upset of No. 10 Penn State with 38 saves. On Saturday, he registered his fourth career shutout with 29 saves in a 3-0 victory against Michigan. Kielly posted a 0.50 goals against average with 67 saves and a .985 save percentage for the weekend.
3.) Zach Solow, Northeastern
The Naples, Florida native started his collegiate career in fine fashion, leading the Huskies to a sweep of Sacred Heart. In Friday’s 7-3 victory, the freshman forward scored four points on a goal and three assists. In a 7-0 victory Saturday, he added two more goals. For the weekend, Solow totaled six points on three goals and three assists in addition to seven shots on goal and a plus-6 rating.