CCC Men's Ice Hockey Athletes of the Week #1

CCC Men's Ice Hockey Athletes of the Week #1

Player of the Week

Alex Ochterbeck, Curry (So., F)

Curry sophomore forward Alex Ochterbeck (Dallas, Texas) led the team to a 2-0-0 week in which the Colonels had two wins over nationally-ranked opponents. Ochterbeck had an assist in a 3-1 win over No. 12 UMass-Boston and had two goals in a 4-2 victory over No. 15 Babson. Additionally, he finished the week with a plus-five rating. 

Player of the Week Winners:

Week #1 - Alex Ochterbeck, Curry


Goaltender of the Week

Justin Ketola, Curry (Sr., G)

Curry senior goaltender Justin Ketola (Cloquet, Minn.) was the backbone for the Colonels leading the team to a 2-0-0 week with wins against nationally ranked opponents No. 12 UMass-Boston and No. 15 Babson. The senior had 28 saves in a 3-1 win over the Beacons and then had another 33 saves in a 4-2 victory against the Beavers. Ketola had a .953 save percentage and a 1.50 goals-against average for the week.

Goaltender of the Week Winners:

Week #1 - Justin Ketola, Curry

Rookie of the Week

Mark Zhukov, Curry (Fr., F)

Curry freshman forward Mark Zhukov (St. Petersburg, Russia) had an impressive opening week for the Colonels, aiding their 2-0-0 start. The newcomer tallied a goal in each contest, including the game-winner with 2:02 remaining in regulation in the 3-1 victory over No. 12 UMass-Boston. As a part of Zhukov's opening week, he had a plus-two rating in two wins over nationally ranked opponents.

Rookie of the Week Winners:

Week #1 - Mark Zhukov, Curry



The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of nine full member and two associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports. In 2020, the conference will expand to 10 full members and 19 championship sports with the addition of Suffolk University and women's ice hockey, respectively.


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