Travis Daniel Named ECAC East Player of the Week

CENTERVILLE, Mass.—For the first time in his career, UMass Boston men's hockey captain Travis Daniel (North Brunswick, N.J.) has been named the ECAC East Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday evening.

Daniel helped lead UMass Boston to a 2-0 week in ECAC East play, by recording a team-high five points (one goal and four assists) over the weekend. The senior right-winger is the fourth UMass Boston skater to earn Player of the Week honors this season, joining Nathan Milam (Westland, Mich.), Peter MacIntyre (Norfolk, Mass.) and Jeremy Finger (Orlando, Fla.).

He led UMass Boston to a 3-2 win over the University of Southern Maine Friday night with a pair of assists, including registering a helper on the game-winning goal.

Saturday Daniel appeared in his 100th career game and recorded two more assists to go along with the game-winning goal. Daniel's game-winning goal moved him into a tie for first in the UMass Boston record books, with 11 career game-winning goals.  

Through 23 games, Daniel currently sits second in the nation with his 23 assists and sixth with his 30 points. 

Daniel and the #11/14 Beacons will wrap up their regular season schedule this weekend when they travel to Saint Michael's College Friday night at 7 p.m. and #8/9 Norwich University Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.