College Hockey:
Flynn, Patterson, DeFazio named USCHO’s Three Stars for Dec. 15


Brandon DeFazio, Clarkson: He played only one game last week, but a hat trick plus an assist against Sacred Heart last Sunday caught some attention. Catching even more: It was his second straight hat trick, adding to one on Dec. 4 at Quinnipiac. :: Brandon DeFazio’s player page

 (Tim Brule)


Kent Patterson, Minnesota: Making 78 saves on 82 shots was good enough for the Gophers to earn a win and a tie against Minnesota-Duluth and its powerful offense. He made 37 saves in a win last Friday, then stopped 41 shots in a 2-2 tie two days later. :: Kent Patterson’s player page

Minnesota's Kent Patterson (Minnesota Athletics)


Brian Flynn, Maine: The junior forward’s goal against New Hampshire didn’t yield a win, but his hat trick two days later against Massachusetts helped the Black Bears bounce back. The four goals over the weekend gave him nine for the season. :: Brian Flynn’s player page

Maine's Brian Flynn (Maine Athletics)


Aaron Dell, North Dakota; Allen York, Rensselaer; Alex Chiasson, Boston University; Andrew Ammon, Princeton; Andrew Olson, Connecticut; Andy Taranto, Alaska; Brad Malone, North Dakota; Brian Flynn, Maine; Brandon DeFazio, Clarkson; Brian O’Neill, Yale; Broc Little, Yale; Carl Hagelin, Michigan; Charlie Coyle, Boston University; Chase Polacek, Rensselaer; Chay Genoway, North Dakota; Chris Cahill, Yale; Chris Haltigin, Rochester Institute of Technology; Daniel Carr, Union; Derek Army, Providence; Ian O’Connor, Providence; Jack Connolly, Minnesota-Duluth; Jacob Cepis, Minnesota; James McIntosh, Bowling Green; Jared Coreau, Northern Michigan; Jason Zucker, Denver; Jeff Silengo, New Hampshire; Jeremy Welsh, Union; Joe Howe, Colorado College; John Jamieson, Merrimack; Jon Merrill, Michigan; Kent Patterson, Minnesota; Mark Nasca, Colgate; Matt Frattin, North Dakota; Matt Marshall, Vermont; Matthew Lindbladd, Dartmouth; Mike Kramer, Princeton; Mike Seidel, Minnesota-Duluth; Nate Hennig, Ferris State; Nick Dineen, Colorado College; Nik Yarumchuk, Alaska; Paul Thompson, New Hampshire; Paul Zanette, Niagara; Podge Turnbull, Wisconsin; Rylan Schwartz, Colorado College; Scott Gudmandson, Wisconsin; Shane Madolora, Rochester Institute of Technology; Shawn Hunwick, Michigan; T.J. Tynan, Notre Dame; Trent Frey, Mercyhurst; Tyler Gron, Northern Michigan; Tyler Johnson, Colorado College.

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