Albany, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2005) – Senior Kris Mayotte (Pittsburgh, PA) snagged ECAC Hockey League Goaltender of the Week honors for the week ending October 30th. He had plenty of tricks for the opposition while treating Union to a pair of wins and helping extend the team's unbeaten streak to four games. The netminder combined for 63 saves on 67 shots. Three of the four goals he surrendered came on the power play. Sophomore Josh Coyle (Brooklyn, OH) was named to the honor roll after improving his season numbers over the weekend. He combined for a goal and four assists and finished with a +3.
Mayotte surrendered just one goal, coming on the power play, on 28 shots in Union's 8-1 win at home against Bentley. He also prevented the Falcons from making it a one-goal game early in the third period with a breakaway save at 2:04, jumpstarting a five-goal offensive onslaught in that period by the Dutchmen. He followed up that performance with a season-high 36 saves on 39 shots to defeat UMass-Lowell on the road, 4-3. Mayotte displayed another strong showing in net with several key stops in the second half of the 3rd period. One of those saves came at 7:19 on a Lowell power play. He made a stop in front and fell back as the puck broke free and crawled back toward goal. For the weekend he posted a .940 save percentage and a 2.06 goals against average.
Mayotte now has three wins in his last three starts. For the season he has a 3.47 goals against average and a .897 save percentage.
Coyle had a season-high four points in Union's win against Bentley on one goal and three assists. He scored Union's third power play goal of the game for his fourth goal of the season, to give Union a 4-1 lead. He also assisted on the game-winning goal and added helpers on Union's third and seventh goals. Against Lowell Coyle picked up his sixth assist of the season on Union's game-tying goal to help bring his team back from a two-goal deficit.
Coyle is tied for first on the team with six assists overall and is second with four goals to go along with a team-best +5. He has registered a point in every game so far this season, including seven points (2-5) in his last three games.