College hockey players of the week: Bowling Green's Lukas Craggs plays tournament hero
Two tournament Most Outstanding Players top this week’s NCAA Men’s Hockey Stars of the Week. Fans at the Great Lakes Invitational and Las Vegas Invitational were able to see Bowling Green’s Lukas Craggs and Arizona State’s Brinson Pasichnuk lead their teams to tournament titles.
1.) Lukas Craggs, Bowling Green
It was a busy week for the sophomore forward. He began the week by leading the Falcons to its first Great Lakes Invitational title in school history. He was named the MOP after totaling five points on two goals and three assists in victories over Michigan and Michigan Tech. The Elmhurst, Ill. native followed that up with a goal and an assist in a 6-3 victory over Ferris State on Saturday, and he finished his week with a goal in a 3-0 shutout of the Bulldogs on Sunday. For the week, he registered eight points on four goals and four assists, while also totaling 12 shots on goal and a +6 rating. He now has 14 points on the season with seven goals and seven assists.
2.) Brinson Pasichnuk, Arizona State
The Bonnyville, Alberta native captured Most Outstanding Player honors after leading the Sun Devils to the Las Vegas Invitational crown. In semifinal action, he had three points on a goal and two assists in a 7-3 victory over Northern Michigan. In the championship game, he scored two goals, including the game-winner in a 3-2 win against Michigan Tech. The sophomore forward has now improved his season totals to 14 points on six goals and eight assists.
3.) Brian Pinho, Providence
The senior forward led the Friars to victories in both games last week. In Wednesday’s 5-0 shut out of Brown, he had a goal and an assist which pushed him over the 100-point mark for his career. Against Merrimack on Saturday night, he scored three points on a goal and two assists to help Providence to a 5-2 victory in Hockey East action. The North Andover, Mass. native totaled five points on two goals and three assists on the weekend to go along with nine shots on goal and a +5 rating. He has now scored 21 points on the season on nine goals and 12 assists.