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December 5, 2012
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As November college hockey play came to an end, Division III men's and women's players across the country joined their Division I counterparts on advance lists of 2013 CCM All American favorites. Here is a look at some of the NCAA players who excelled in the month of November.

NCAA Division I Men's Players of November

Atlantic Hockey: Giancarlo Iuorio, Niagara - The senior forward from Richmond Hill, ON, who ranks second in the nation in goals per game (0.80), has five multiple-point games.

CCHA: Anders Lee, Notre Dame - His seven goals were tops in the CCHA in November and he added two assists. He is a junior from Edina, MN.

ECAC: Tyler Sikura, Dartmouth - A sophomore forward from Aurora, ON, this two-way player counted a pair of SHGs among his 11 points in November.

Hockey East: Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College - The sophomore forward from Carney's Point, NJ, had 7-7-14 in 7 games, four of them against nationally ranked teams.

WCHA: Ryan Walters, Nebraska-Omaha - No one had more to do with UNO's perfect 7-0 record in November than this juniorforward from Rosemount, MN, who was 6-9-15 in seven games. For his efforts, he was named National Player of the Month by the Hockey Commissioners Association.


NCAA Division I Women's Players of November

CHA: Rebecca Vint, Robert Morris Her 8-4-12 month was a major reason Robert Morris went 6-1-1 in November. She is a sophomore from Caledon, ON.

ECAC: Jillian Dempsey, Harvard - This senior forward from Winthrop, MA, had a phenomenal month, going 6-8-14 and vaulting Harvard to a #5 in the nation slot.

Hockey East: Casey Pickett, Northeastern - The SR captain from Wilmington, MA, went 9-4-13 for the Huskies who finished the month ranked #10 in the nation.

WCHA: Hannah Brandt, Minnesota The FR F from Vadnais Heights, MN, went 6-8-14 in another perfect Gopher month. Her 18-27-45 overall makes her nation's top rookie.


NCAA Division I Women's Players of November

CHA: Rebecca Vint, Robert Morris Her 8-4-12 month was a major reason Robert Morris went 6-1-1 in November. She is a sophomore from Caledon, ON.

ECAC: Jillian Dempsey, Harvard - This senior forward from Winthrop, MA, had a phenomenal month, going 6-8-14 and vaulting Harvard to a #5 in the nation slot.

Hockey East: Casey Pickett, Northeastern - The SR captain from Wilmington, MA, went 9-4-13 for the Huskies who finished the month ranked #10 in the nation.

WCHA: Hannah Brandt, Minnesota The FR F from Vadnais Heights, MN, went 6-8-14 in another perfect Gopher month. Her 18-27-45 overall makes her nation's top rookie.


NCAA Division III Men's November Standouts

UW-Eau Claire is off to the best start in school history (10-0-1) led offensively by senior forward Jordan Singer (Lino Lakes, MN) and in goal by senior Brendan Stephenson (Saline, MI). In nine starts, Stephenson is 8-0-1 with only one game being decided by more than three goals...The top snipers in the NESCAC, each with 6 goals, are Nick Craven of Wesleyan and Kyle Gallegos of Tufts...Norwich enjoys a comfortable lead in the ECAC East. A mid-November sweep of Saint Anselm, fueled by four goals from Pier-Olivier Cotnoir (Rouyn-Noranda, PQ) highlighted the Cadets' perfect month (8-0)... Hobart is off to its best start ever at 10-0-2 with SR goalie Nick Broadwater (Portland, ME) providing stability in goal...Another school off to perhaps its best start is Western New England, the leader in the ECAC Northeast (4-1). Leading the way is sophomore Brandon Stroud (Clarksville, IN) who has 6-6-12 in 9 games overall...The battle in the MIAC has both Bethel and St. Thomas tied at 5-1 in the standings with the holiday break approaching. Leading the way for Bethel is SR forward Jack Paul (Minnetonka, MN) with 5-7-12. St. Thomas has its scoring spread throughout the line-up as the leading point-getter is SR forward Riley Hogan (Minnetrista, MN) with just 1-6-7...Adrian (9-0) has 5 of the top 8 MCHA scorers. The leader is Shaquille Merasty (Minnedosa, MB) at 11-6-17.


NCAA Division III Women's November Standouts

Is it the "Year of the Goalie"? It might be in the NCHA. Finlandia freshman Taylor Gustafson (Lakeville, MN) had 64 and 41 saves in a two-game weekend. Her opponent, Marian's Amanda Alexander (Sault Ste. Marie, ON), 100 saves in two games vs. St. Norbert two weeks earlier. The league also boats two goalies with five shutouts between them: Adrian's Brittany Zeches (Westland, MI) and UWEau Claire's Paige Turner (Iron River, WI)...Top NESCAC scorer through November is Middlebury sophomore forward Hannah Bielawski (Evanston, IL)....In the five weekly releases put out by the ECAC East, Saint Anselm has seven different players recognized for weekly honors. That shows the depth of coach Kerstin Matthews' team...A two-team race looms in ECAC West where both Elmira and Plattsburgh are undefeated — the two meet on January 19-20. Their respective scoring leaders are Jenny Kistner of Plattsburgh (Elmira Peoria, IL), 8-10-18 and Ashton Hogan of Elmira (Shelburne, ON), 12-2-14...MIAC leader Gustavus Adolphus got a Player of the Week effort from senior forward Meagan Wanecke (Delafield, WI) on the last weekend of the month. Wanecke leads the team in scoring at a point-per-game pace...Checking out two first-year varsities, we find that coach Shera Vis at Stevenson University (located in Owings Mills, MD) is led by freshman forward McKenzie Taggart (Centennial, CO) who has 2-5-7. Coach Erin Hamlen at the University of New England (located in Biddeford, ME) finds her Nor'easters led by junior forward Jenni Poulin (Pembroke, NH) who has 3-4-7.

[Editor's Note: All men's and women's conferences are invited to submit material of their choosing at the end of each month.]

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