November HCA awards go to Quinnipiac’s Garteig, Boston College’s White

Michael Garteig has been a workhorse so far in 2015-16 for Quinnipiac (photo: Shelley M. Szwast).

Quinnipiac senior goaltender Michael Garteig has been named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Player of the Month for November, while Boston College freshman forward Colin White is the HCA Rookie of the Month.

Garteig went 7-0-2 last month and led all ECAC Hockey goalies in games played (9) minutes (528:51), wins (7) and shutouts (2). He allowed just 11 goals for the month for a 1.25 GAA, while posting a .946 save percentage. He was recently name ECAC Hockey’s Goaltender of the Month for the second consecutive month and for the fifth overall time in his career.

Recently named to the Mike Richter Award watch list, Garteig tied a program mark earning his 59th career win between the pipes for the Bobcats on Nov. 28 in a 1-0 shutout over Massachusetts.

White scored five goals and 12 assists in November as his 17 points and 2.43 points per game led all NCAA players during the month. White recorded a multi-point performance nearly each time he pulled on the Eagles’ sweater in November, save for a one-assist outing Nov. 28 against RIT. He is currently riding an eight-game point streak dating back to Oct. 30 (five goals, 13 assists).

Boston College freshman Colin White battles for control on Oct. 23 against Colorado College (photo: Candace Horgan).

White exploded in the month of November, leading all freshmen nationwide in nearly every offensive category. He topped all rookies in the month with five goals, 12 assists, 17 points, a plus-12 ranking and 30 shots on goal. On the season, he currently leads NCAA freshmen with 14 assists and 21 points and a plus-18 rating. His 3.92 shots on goal per game is also the highest among all NCAA rookies.