WORCESTER, Mass.- Sacred Heart University Men's Ice Hockey junior forward Matt Tugnutt was tabbed Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week as announced by the league this afternoon. SHU will return to action on Friday, Oct. 11 when the Pioneers travel to face Penn State. Puck-drop is set for 7:00 p.m.
Tugnutt tallied his first career hat trick as Sacred Heart rallied to tie UConn Saturday night. Tugnutt tallied goals in both the first and second periods, giving the Pioneers 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the contest. SHU trailed 3-2 late in the third period, but Tugnutt came through for the Pioneers, completing his hat trick with 3.0 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and to lead the Pioneers to a 3-3 draw with the Huskies. He currently has three goals for three points on the season.