Nathan Gerbe Earns Hockey East December Player Of The Month Recognition
Jan. 2, 2008
Boston College junior forward Nathan Gerbe has earned Hockey East December Player of the Month honors, according to a league announcement made on Wednesday.
The Oxford, Mich., resident recorded 16 points -- seven goals and nine assists -- in leading Boston College to a 4-0-0 record. Of his seven goals, three were scored on the power play and one was scored in a shorthanded situation. Gerbe registered a plus/minus rating of +10 in the four-game month of December.
Most recently, he captured Most Valuable Player honors at the Dodge Holiday Classic in Minneapolis, Minn., where he totaled seven points -- two goals and five assists -- in victories over Air Force and RIT.
Gerbe currently owns a five-game point-scoring (and goal-scoring) streak, during which he has registered 19 points -- 10 goals and nine assists.
With 28 points -- 15 goals and 13 assists -- in 16 games in 2007-08, Gerbe is the national leader in points per game (1.75). Gerbe also ranks among the nation's best in goals per game (second; 0.94) and shorthanded goals (first; 3).
Boston College (8-4-5) is ranked No. 11 according to latest USCHO.com/CSTV national poll. Next, the team will face No. 12 Clarkson in non-conference action on Saturday at Cheel Arena in Potsdam, N.Y.