COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey senior Nic Hermary (Coquitlam, British Columbia/Melfort Mustangs) landed his second consecutive Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week accolade, earning the honor for the week ending on Sunday, Dec. 9. Sophomore Sel Narby (Huntington, N.Y./Connecticut Junior Rangers) was chosen for the NE10 Weekly Honor Roll.
Hermary became the league's first player to claim back-to-back NE10 Player of the Week laurels since Assumption College's Brandon Bete won the award three cycles in a row between Dec. 14, 2015, and Jan. 18, 2016.
Hermary turned in four goals - two in each game - and was plus-1 during a 1-0-1 week. In a 7-2 win over Stonehill College last Tuesday, Hermary scored the tying goal at 14:36 of the second period before adding a third-period power-play tally while also going 4-for-4 on draws. He scored a first-period power-play goal and netted another marker in the second during a 4-4 tie on Saturday at Nichols College, which was receiving votes toward the U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) Division III national poll and qualified for the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Hermary has registered two goals in each of the last three games, becoming the first Purple Knight with three consecutive multi-goal outings since Justin Quenneville '04 between Dec. 8 and 29, 2001. Hermary entered this current run with no goals this season, and with six goals in his prior 49 games. He is tied for second in the NE10 with the six goals but leads the conference with 0.55 tallies per contest. Hermary is also tied for first in power-play goals (3), tied for fourth in power-play points (5), and tied for 12th in points (8). He is one goal shy of his career best.
Narby posted a goal and three assists from his position on defense while going plus-2 with four blocked shots. Against Stonehill, Narby totaled a goal and two assists, netting the game's opening goal before assisting two power-play goals in the opening 3:41 of the third period that snapped a 2-2 tie. He added an assist and three blocks at Nichols. For the season, Narby has five assists and seven points, tying for eighth in the NE10 in helpers and tying for 10th in power-play points (3) while taking third in points by a defenseman.
The Purple Knights, who are 3-7-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the NE10, are tied for first in the league with Southern New Hampshire University heading into a nearly month-long break from action. They hit the ice again at Castleton University on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.