Colgate goalie Finn, Boston University’s Eichel take home national monthly honors

Jack Eichel helped Boston University to a 4-0 start and earned national rookie of the month honors for October in the process (photo: Melissa Wade).

Colgate sophomore goaltender Charlie Finn has been named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for October, while Boston University forward Jack Eichel has captured HCA Rookie of the Month honors.

Finn registered six wins in seven contests in October, going 6-1-0 overall and allowing just eight goals while recording a nation-best three shutouts. He finished the month with a 1.15 goals-against average and a .952 save percentage.

Finn was also tabbed as ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week and First Star of the Week for his two-shutout performance against Northeastern. In addition, he was voted as ECAC Hockey Goaltender for the Month in October.

For Eichel, the highly-touted NHL prospect led Terriers to their best start in 13 years, capturing a perfect 4-0-0 record in the month of October while also averaging two points per game.

Eichel began his career by notching five primary assists in an exhibition contest on Oct. 4 to earn Hockey East Rookie of the Week accolades. In four regular-season games played in October, he posted four goals and four assists, including two goals and adding two helpers in his first-ever collegiate contest at Massachusetts on Oct. 10.

He currently leads Hockey East in conference scoring, recording three goals and four assists in league play with a plus-9 rating. Eichel was also named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for October.