WINTHROP, Mass.- Sacred Heart University Men's Ice Hockey senior forward Austin McIlmurray and first-year forward, Braeden Tuck were each tabbed Atlantic Hockey Weekly Awards on Thursday for their impressive play throughout the month of November. The Pioneers return to action on Saturday Dec. 7 when the team hosts Robert Morris in a two game set beginning at Webster Bank Arena at 7:05 p.m.
McIlmurray was awarded Player of the Month while Tuck was granted Rookie of the Month honors. McIlmurray racked up seven goals in the month of November alone along with five assists for a total of 12 points. Five out of the seven goals were power-play goals for the senior. This season, McIlmurray has tallied 10 goals, on six assists for 16 points. He is just four goals shy of his career high and currently is tied for first in Atlantic Hockey alonside teammate Jason Cotton for the league lead in goals with 10. He also is tied for first in the nation in power-play goals with eight on the year.
Tuck had an outstanding month of November recording 10 assists and one goal for his first collegiate goal of his career that came on November 1 against Air Force. He tallied more than one assist in four of the nine games that took place in November. Tuck currently is second in Atlantic Hockey in assists behind fellow teammate Mike Lee who has 15 while Tuck currently has 13 overall this season. Tuck currently leads the league in freshman scoring with 14 points. His season stats rack up as one goal, 13 assists for 14 points.