Calverley named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month

Will Calverley entered the week tied for second nationally with 16 points and tied for third with 10 assists while leading Atlantic Hockey in both categories. (Photo courtesy of RIT Athletic Communications)

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rochester Institute of Technology junior forward Will Calverley (Scarborough, Ontario) was voted the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month for December, announced Friday.

Calverley entered the week tied for second nationally with 16 points and tied for third with 10 assists while leading the league in both categories.

The junior forward was credited with two assists in last Sunday’s 4-3 loss at Robert Morris after logging an assist in the Tigers’ 4-4 draw at Colgate (Dec. 29).

He was tabbed the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week on Dec. 16 after notching a goal and an assist in both of the Tigers’ games versus LIU (Dec. 11-12).

Calverley won the first Player of the Week honor of the season (Dec. 1) after scoring his first collegiate hat-trick in the Tigers’ 8-5 victory over then No. 9 Clarkson (Nov. 27) in the season-opener. Calverley found the net with 6:30 left in the first period to push RIT to an early 2-0 lead and later broke a 4-4 tie with a power-play tally with 8:27 left in the third period. The Golden Knights re-tied the game 28 seconds later, but Calverley notched what proved to be the game-winner with 6:15 remaining in regulation.

Calverley and the Tigers are scheduled to host Mercyhurst next Thursday (Jan. 14) at 5:05 p.m.

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