D3hockey.com Men's Team of the Week: November 15th

Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff 

Plattsburgh over Geneseo, Nazareth over Utica, and Adrian over defending national champion St. Norbert. The players who helped make those stunners happen are well represented on this week's D3hockey.com Team of the Week. This is the third award week of the 2018-19 season covering games from Monday, November 5th to Sunday, November 11th. 

Nazareth's David Powlowski played a big part in helping the Golden Flyers top Utica last Friday. 
Photo: Nazareth Athletics

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

Jimmy Poreda, Plattsburgh, Sophomore
Poreda made 66 saves to bolster a .957 save percentage in addition to fashioning a 1.44 goals-against average in a 1-0-1 week for the Cardinals. He turned aside 38 shots in a 3-2 win over No. 2/2 SUNY Geneseo on Friday night, with the two goals he surrendered coming on a pair of 6-on-4 power-play opportunities for Geneseo with the extra skater on. Poreda then made 28 saves in a 1-1 overtime tie with The College at Brockport on Saturday. He currently leads NCAA Division III in goals-against average (0.98) and save percentage (.967).

Defense

Matt Araujo, Plattsburgh, Freshman
Araujo had a pair of assists in a 1-0-1 week for the Cardinals. He assisted on two goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-2 win over No. 2/2 SUNY Geneseo on Friday before blocking two shots in a 1-1 overtime tie with The College at Brockport on Saturday. For the season, Araujo leads the team in assists with three.

Cory Dunn, Adrian, Senior 
Led Adrian in scoring with six points on two goals and four assists with a plus-4 rating in the Bulldogs sweep of NCHA foes, 5-1 over Finlandia and 4-3 in overtime against then-#3 St. Norbert. He had a goal and two assists in both victories. Against the Lions, he assisted on the go-ahead goal. Against the Green Knights, he assisted on the game-winning OT goal and sparked Adrian's rally with a goal in the third period. On the season, he leads the team with 10 points (3G, 7A) in six games.

Forward

 

David Powlowski, Nazareth, Senior
Powlowski had four goals and one assist as the Golden Flyers (3-0-3) remained unbeaten by scoring weekend home-ice wins over No. 9 Utica and Bryn Athyn. He scored two goals, including the game-winner with :45 left, and added an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over Utica. He then added a pair of goals in Saturday's 4-2 win over Bryn Athyn. He leads the Golden Flyers in scoring with eight points on four goals and four assists. 

Bryan Yim, Adrian, Senior
Potted his two most important goals to date this season against then- No. 3 ranked St. Norbert. He had a heavy hand in helping Adrian storm back from a three-goal deficit in the third period. Yim tied it 3-3 with 1:19 left in regulation and scored the game-winner 1:45 into overtime to upend the defending national champions. Yim leads the Bulldogs with six goals in six contests.

Eddie Matsushima, UW-River Falls, Senior
Matsushima recorded his second hat trick of the season Nov. 9 when the Falcons defeated Concordia-Moorhead 5-0. He also assisted on the two other Falcon goals on the night, giving him five points in Fridays matchup. On night two against the Cobbers he had ten shots on goal. Eddie currently leads the country in goals this season with nine.

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