D3hockey.com Men's Team of the Week: December 5th

Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff 

The honors keep rolling in for Tommie goaltenders, Trinity has a new Mr. Clutch, and other big performances from around the nation dot our men's team of the week for the award week of November 27th to December 3rd. 

Trinity College's Barclay Gammill had a huge weekend as the Bantams stayed unbeaten. 
Photo: Jeff Melnik, D3photography.com

How it works: Each week, Sports Information Directors from across the country submit week-long performances they've deemed worthy of being placed among the best in the nation in the week that was. For award purposes, a normal week will run from Monday to Sunday. System and email nominations will close at 8pm Monday in all subsequent editions, and any games played on deadline day are incorporated into the following week. 

Once we get the school and league nominations, check out conference weekly releases, and pick the brains of our own staff to get the clearest picture we can, we select among top performances by position. It's an elite group. Three forwards, two defensemen, one goaltender. Nothing else. To get here, means you're one of best performers on the ice at your position in the week that was. 

To be clear, we aren't just looking at raw numbers. We're also looking to incorporate players that contributed in the pivotal moments, season defining wins, and stunning upsets that make our brand of hockey so exciting.

Don't see a player here? Think they would have made the cut? Encourage your school's Sports Information Director to nominate deserving players each week. From now, through the week following conference championship games, SIDs can submit their nominations from Sunday evening until 8pm on Mondays utilizing their PrestoSports login at http://d3football.com/nominations/award-status. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, weekly releases from our member conferences are also accepted. Generally, we operate on this premise for now... if it's that good, we'll find you eventually.

Now that we've explained the process, let's get to it. Here is your D3hockey.com National Team of the Week:

Goaltender

Ben Myers, St. Thomas, Junior
Myers led unranked St. Thomas to two wins over No. 3-ranked and previously unbeaten Augsburg over the weekend. The junior goalie recorded 41 saves in Friday's 2-0 road victory, marking the first time Augsburg has been shut out in its last 70 games. Myers followed up that performance with 37 saves in a 5-4 home win on Saturday, stopping 15-of-16 shots in the final period.

Defense

 

Cory Dunn, Adrian, Junior
In a defensive-minded week for the No.2-ranked Bulldogs, Dunn increased his NCAA-leading assists total for defensemen to 12 in wins over St. Scholastica (4-1) and Northland (3-0). He had a plus-2 as he helped the team limit opponents to just 36 shots in two games. The penalty-kill unit also was 9-for-9 and Adrian has killed off 22 consecutive opponents' power plays. 

Michael Anthony Guerrera, Buffalo State, Sophomore
The defenseman tallied five points and had a plus-6 rating in a pair of Buffalo State victories over the weekend.  Guerrera had three assists in a 7-1 victory over Plattsburgh on Friday and netted a pair of goals in a 5-0 victory against Potsdam on Saturday.  His 18 points (seven goals and 11 assists) this season are the most in Division III by a defenseman.

 

Forward

Nick Devito, Morrisville, Sophomore
Devito led Morrisville State to a 2-0 sweep of SUNY Canton over the weekend, posting a combined eight points on six goals and two assists. The sophomore started the weekend with a one goal, two assist performance, netting the eventual game winning tally late in the second period in the 5-3 win. He then turned in a collegiate best performance on Saturday, netting all five scores as Morrisville State captured the 5-3 victory. Three of his tallies came on the power play, wrapping up his weekend with a +5 on-ice rating and two game-winning scores. In all, he was involved in 80% (8-of-10) of the Mustangs scoring plays.

Nolan Redler, UMass Boston, Sophomore
Redler recorded a team-best three goals and four points in #6/9 UMass Boston's weekend split against rival Babson College. The sophomore scored a power-play goal on Friday night, before tacking on two goals, an assist and finished +4 in a 7-5 win over the Beavers on Saturday. 

Barclay Gammill, Trinity, Sophomore
Gammill exhibited the clutch gene for the still-undefeated Bantams, as he scored the lone goal of the game in a 1-0 win at No. 5 Hamilton and added the game-tying goal with eight seconds left in the third period of a 3-3 tie at Amherst to cap off a three goal rally. 

 

 

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Wednesday, Dec. 13: All times Eastern
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Plymouth State at Castleton
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8:00 PM
Adrian at UW-Stevens Point
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UW-River Falls at St. Thomas
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Wednesday, Dec. 13: All times Eastern
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UW-River Falls at St. Thomas
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