Hartzell Named ECAC Hockey Player and Goalie of the Year; Davies Wins Top Defensive Defenseman Award
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Quinnipiac men's ice hockey senior Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) was honored as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year as well as the Goalie of the Year, while also garnering All-ECAC First Team honors. In addition to Hartzell, Zach Davies (Smithers, British Columbia) was given the Best Defensive Defenseman in ECAC Hockey, earning Third Team honors. Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) was also named to the ECAC Hockey Third Team.
The last goalie to win ECAC Hockey Player of the Year honors was Princeton's Zane Kalemba in 2009. Hartzell's latest honors come after the Hobey Baker Award and All-American candidate was named the ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Month for November, December and January. The Bobcats goalie currently boasts a program record 26 wins and the second-best winning percentage (.792) in NCAA Division I ice hockey. In addition, Hartzell had a .935 save percentage (T-7th NCAA)and a 1.50 goals-against average (3rd NCAA). Hartzell's GAA and win percentage also lead ECAC Hockey while his save percentage ranks third in the league.
Davies earns the top defenseman honor after a year that saw the senior Bobcat emerge as a dominating force on the blue line for the nation's top defense. Davies led a defensive unit that currently leads NCAA Division I ice hockey in goals-against (1.59) and has only allowed more than two goals in just four of its 37 games to date. Davies also ranks among the national leaders in blocked shots (54-1.46/game) and plus/minus (+15).
Langlois currently leads Quinnipiac in assists (18) and points (30) while also scoring 12 goals. For his career, the senior center has scored 55 goals and assists on 44 more for 99 career points heading into the ECAC Hockey Semifinals this weekend with the NCAA Division I Regional next weekend. He is the Bobcats' active leader, and ranks among the national leaders, in multiple-goal games with four this year and 13 for his career.