Barry Earns NE10 Player of the Week, Mitchell Named Rookie of the Week

Barry Earns NE10 Player of the Week, Mitchell Named Rookie of the Week

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey sophomore John Barry (South Boston, Mass./Deerfield Academy) was named Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week while first-year Brandon Mitchell (North Scituate, R.I./Pomfret School) earned Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, Nov. 12. Junior Sam D'Antuono (Hingham, Mass./Dexter School) was named to the NE10 Weekly Honor Roll.

In his team's lone game of the week, Barry scored two power-play goals in a 4-3 win over Franklin Pierce University on Saturday, staking Saint Michael's to a 2-0 lead by 1:29 of the second period. This was the first multi-goal game of his career. Barry is currently first in the NE10 for power-play goals (2) and tied for third in goals (2) scored. He has made four appearances this season, tallying three points with two goals and one assist. While appearing in 16 games last season, Barry collected a total of seven points with three goals and four assists.

Mitchell posted the game-winning goal and an assist while going plus-one at Franklin Pierce. After assisting a go-ahead marker at 16:19 of the second period, his goal at 11:41 of the third broke the final deadlock. This was Mitchell's second goal of the season, and he has three points while playing in all four games so far. Currently, he is tied for first among first-years in the NE10 in both points and goals, and also tied for third overall in goals.

D'Antuono turned in a goal and an assist on the game-winning goal while going 17-of-22 on faceoffs at Franklin Pierce. After scoring a go-ahead goal at 16:19 of the second period, D'Antuono assisted another go-ahead tally at 11:41 of the third to break the final tie. This season he has posted two goals and two assists while going plus-three and winning 59.7 percent of his faceoffs in three games. In the NE10, he is tied for fourth in points (4) and tied for third in goals. To date, he has appeared in 53 career games, tallying a total of 45 points with 19 goals and 26 assists.

The Purple Knights, who are 2-1-1 overall and 2-0 in the NE10 for the first time in seven years, continue conference play by hosting Post University on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.