League’s Weekly Awards Go to Bailen & Kasdorf

Rensselaer's Nick Bailen (l) & Jason Kasdorf (r)

ALBANY, N.Y. - The latest ECAC Hockey men’s weekly awards were announced Wednesday, Mar. 6 as Nick Bailen from Rensselaer was voted Player of the Week, while his teammate Jason Kasdorf was named both the league’s Rookie of the Week and Goaltender of the Week.

Player of the Week
Nick Bailen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Senior, Defenseman - Fredonia, New York)
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Bailen led the team offensively with five points, tallying two assists in a win over Clarkson and a goal and two assists in victory over St. Lawrence last weekend. He was also a plus-5, including plus-3 versus the Saints. Defensively, he helped the Engineers allow just one goal, a 4x3 power-play goal, on 35 shots. Clarkson had 15 shots Friday and St. Lawrence had 20 the next night.

Other nominees:  Andrew Calof, Princeton, Shayne Gostisbehere, Union, Matt Harlow, Brown, Andrew Miller, Yale, Greg Miller, Cornell & J. Samuels-Thomas, Quinnipiac

Rookie of the Week
Jason Kasdorf, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Freshman, Goaltender - Winnipeg, Manitoba)
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Kasdorf earned two home wins last weekend, leading the Engineers to their eighth win in their last nine games. The freshmen netminder stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced in a 5-0 win over Clarkson and  a 4-1 win over St. Lawrence. With the stellar weekend, he finished the regular-season with the league’s best goals-against average (1.39) and ranked second in both save percentage (.945) and win percentage (.812) in conference-play.

Other nominees:  Charles Grant, Dartmouth, Christian Hilbrich, Cornell, Nick Lappin, Brown, Matt Wilkins, Union & Stu Wilson, Yale

Goaltender of the Week
Jason Kasdorf, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Freshman, Goaltender - Winnipeg, Manitoba)
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Kasdorf led the Engineers to a pair of wins by stopping 34 of the 35 shots he faced. He earned his third shutout of the season by stopping 15 shots, including seven in the third, in a 5-0 win over Clarkson. He then allowed just one goal, which came on a 4x3 power-play to Greg Carey, while making 19 saves (9 in 1st, 7 in 2nd, 3 in 3rd) in a 4-1 win over St. Lawrence.

Other nominees:  Anthony Borelli, Brown, Mike Condon, Princeton, Charles Grant, Dartmouth, Andy Iles, Cornell, Jeff Malcolm, Yale & Colin Stevens, Union