CTHSHockey's D1 Week One Player of the Week
Austin Hansen, Sr. Forward (West Haven)
The Westies have had a tough start to the year but would be nowhere without Hansen who had another big week notching 3 goals and 2 assists in wins over Trinity Catholic and Cheshire.
|West Haven's Hansen is keeping a rebuilding Westie group afloat.|
Kyle Thibault, Sr. Forward (ND-West Haven)
Thibault continued to impress this week adding 3 more goals in wins over Simsbury and Ridgefield. Captain Thibault is as solid as they come and has eased the loss of Colby Cretella well.
|Glastonbur's Clair does it with size and finesse.|
Chris Koenneke, Sr. Goalie (New Canaan)
New Canaan had a (1-0-1) week thanks to the heroics of Koenneke in net who's been one of the best this season. He recorded a 39 save shutout against Darien and 22 saves in a 4-2 win over Greenwich.
Christian La Croix, Jr. Forward (ND-Fairfield)
La Croix is doing all he can for the young Lancers tallying 2 goals and 2 assists in losses to Fairfield Prep and Darien.
Will Stanton, Sr. Forward (Xavier)
Xavier gets scoring from all over so a 3 goal week is a rarity, but senior leader Stanton is a big reason the Falcons are (3-1-0) and off to a great start.
Avery Clair, Sr. Forward (Glastonbury)
Clair's heroics are needed this year after the Tomahawks lost their top two scorers. Well, the Tomahawks are off to a (3-1-0) start, Clair notched a hat trick in a win over St. Joseph this week and finished with 3 goals and 2 assists for the week.
|Darien's Hathaway has had a lot to smile about this year.|
Brendan Hathaway, Sr. Forward (Darien)
As advertised Hathaway has been a leader, a scorer and hell to all opponents. He added a hat trick in Darien's 5-4 OT win over ND-Fairfield as well as assisting on another. With the loss of a lot of grit guys, Hathaway's offensive exploits will carry the Wave far this year.
EAST HAVEN TRIFECTA
Matt Longobardi, Jr. Forward (East Haven)
After a nine point first week, Longobardi returned with 4 goals and 3 assists in wins over Trumbull and Westhill. Had the opponents been stronger, a Yellow Jacket would've been our P.O.T.W.
Tristan Goodwin, Jr. Forward (East Haven)
Another reason the Yellow Jackets are (4-0-0), dropped 4 goals and 3 assists this week.
Mike Falanga, So. Forward (East Haven)
The bulldog Falanga had the biggest week for the Easties notching 3 goals and 5 assists in wins over Trumbull and Westhill. Now that they will be playing some stiffer competition it'll be interesting to see how these three do.