Boston College's Gionta Earns Hockey East Rookie Of The Week Honors
Gionta, Powers, Reasoner lead men's hockey to trio of wins
Feb. 16, 1998
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College freshman forward Brian Gionta (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute) scored six points in three games -- all victories -- to earn HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending February 15. This marks the second time this season that Gionta has captured the weekly honor.
Gionta enjoyed his biggest game of the week in a 4-3 win at Merrimack College on Friday, February 13. The freshman recorded his first collegiate hat trick, including the game-winning tally with 13 seconds remaining in the game. He also assisted on the Eagles other goal.
He had one assist in BCs 4-1 win over Northeastern in the consolation round of the 46th annual Beanpot Tournament at the FleetCenter on Monday, February 9. He also registered one assist in the teams 4-1 home win over Merrimack on Saturday, February 14.
Gionta has 19 goals and 21 assists in 29 games this season. He missed two games while playing with the US National Junior Team in the World Junior Championships in Finland.
Junior forward Andy Powers (Arlington, Mass./Arlington HS) scored three goals and added one assist in the Eagles 3-0 week. He netted two goals, including the game-winning tally, in the Eagles 4-1 victory over Northeastern. Both of his goals came in the third period. Most recently, the junior recorded one goal and one assist in BCs 4-1 home win over Merrimack. Powers scored the games first goal early in the first period, and assisted on BCs second goal later in the period. The junior has eight goals and nine assists in 30 games this
Junior captain Marty Reasoner (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Deerfield Academy) recorded seven assists in BCs 3-0 week. The junior, who centers a line with Powers on the left wing and Gionta on the right wing, had two assists in the Northeastern win; three assists at Merrimack (two coming on Giontas goals); and two assists in the home win over Merrimack. Reasoner leads the Eagles in scoring with 46 points -- 21 goals and 25 assists -- in 31 games. The junior played in his 100th collegiate contest in the home game against Merrimack on February 14.
Boston College, ranked eighth in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online Poll (released on Monday, February 16), has a 19-8-4 record, including a 12-5-3 HOCKEY EAST mark. The Eagles are currently tied with the University of New Hampshire for first place in the league standings. BC returns to action on Friday, Feb. 27 at UMass-Lowell.
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