COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey junior Chris Johnson (Duxbury, Mass./Pomfret School) was named Northeast-10 Conference Goalie of the Week for the fourth straight week for the week ending on Sunday, Feb. 11.
Senior Sam Finkelstein (South Burlington, Vt./Rice Memorial Prep), sophomores John Barry (South, Boston, Mass./Deerfield Academy) and Tim Decker (Liverpool, N.Y./ Canterbury School), and first-year Thomas Flack (Toronto, Ontario/Saint Michael's Buzzers) all landed on the NE10 Weekly Honor Roll. The awards are Decker's seventh overall honor, Johnson's fifth, Barry and Finkelstein's second, and Flack's first.
Johnson registered a 27-save shutout, the first of his career, in a 3-0 win over Post University on Friday, holding the Eagles scoreless during five power plays. Johnson has a career-best 2.35 goals-against average and .924 save percentage while going 7-3. In his last four games alone, Johnson had a 4-0 mark with a 0.75 GAA and .976 save percentage. He is second in the NE10 in save percentage and wins as well as third in GAA. Johnson is sixth in program history in career saves (1,755) and minutes (3,150:10) and eighth in wins (20). He is the first player to be named NE10 Goalie of the Week four times in a row since Saint Anselm College's Bobby Bowden in 2011-12.
Finkelstein turned in two goals, three assists and a plus-3 rating over the weekend. On Friday, he scored on the power play to make it 2-0 at 16:46 of the second period. During an 8-1 victory over Post on Saturday, Finkelstein assisted the first goal at 6:47 of the first period during a power play and assisted another second-period power-play marker to make it 4-0, ending with one goal and three assists. The forward has recorded career highs in goals (6), assists (10), and points (16) with a plus-12 rating. He is second on the team in points, tied for second in helpers and tied for third in goals, having collected seven points in the last five games.
Barry recorded two goals, three assists, a plus-3 rating and a 3-for-3 faceoff showing over the weekend. On Friday, he scored to produce the final score before collecting the game-winning goal, three assists and a plus-2 rating on Saturday. Barry has career highs of 12 points, five goals and seven assists with a plus-5 rating through 16 games. Since missing six games, Barry totaled six points in his most recent three contests.
Decker made 29 saves on Saturday, not yielding a goal until 1:13 of the third period while holding the Eagles scoreless during five power plays. Through 13 contests, all starts, Decker is tied for third in the NE10 in wins (6), fourth in save percentage (.922), and sixth in GAA (2.40).
Flack had two goals, a plus-2 rating and a 9-of-15 faceoff performance during his only game last week on Saturday. On top of his two goals, he has also registered two assists this season. Flack became the program-record 11th first-year this season to tally his first collegiate goal on Saturday.
Thanks to a 7-2-1 run over its last 10 games, Saint Michael's is 13-8-2 overall and 8-4-1 in the league. The Purple Knights finish regular-season play this weekend when they host Franklin Pierce University for a two-game NE10 series, starting Friday at 7:05 p.m.