WAKEFIELD, Mass. (2/1/13) - Princeton junior Andrew Calof, who
led the nation in scoring in January, has been named the first Hockey
Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for
This is Princeton's first HCA National Player of the Month honor.
5-10, 175-pound top-liner from Nepean, Ont., Calof scored an ECAC
Hockey-high and nation-high 12 points in January. In five contests
during the year’s first month he netted five goals and added seven
assists, surpassing a previous career-high for a point total in one
month of 10 (Nov., 2010).
Averaging 2.40 points per game
during the month, Calof had two four-point back-to-back games scoring
one goal and adding three assists in two Tigers wins - a 4-1 league-win
over Rensselaer on Jan. 12 and a 5-2 non-league victory over Sacred
Heart on Jan. 27. His goal versus the Pioneers was one of two
game-winners during the month. He was named the ECAC Hockey Player of
the week Jan. 9 after collecting his first-career hat trick and
providing all of the team’s offense in a league-win over rival Harvard,
3-2 on Jan. 4 and adding an assist on Princeton’s first goal of the
evening on a power play sparking its offense, which ultimately led to a
2-1 win over nationally-ranked Dartmouth.
Overall he recorded
four power-play points, and registered a 55.9 face-off win percentage
(38 of 68) during the month to pace the Tigers to a 4-1 record as they
now sit in fifth-place in ECAC Hockey standings.
A two-time team leader in scoring Calof now ranks third in the nation in points per game (1.47)
and leads the league in points per game (1.42) in conference games. With the productive month he
is the Tigers top scorer through 19 games with 28 points (10g, 18a) and now has career totals of 36
goals, 56 assists and 92 points in 83 games.
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