October 26, 2009

Nick Johnson Named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week

Oct. 26, 2009

Nick Johnson (Windsor, CT) has been selected Player of the Week in the Atlantic Hockey Association for October 19-25 in a release by the league office this afternoon.  Johnson scored two goals in each of Sacred Heart's two games this weekend, including the overtime game winner against Union Saturday night.  The senior center leads the conference with four goals, three coming on the Pioneers power play.

Johnson not only sealed the Pioneers first victory of the season, and the first win of head coach C.J. Marottolo's young career, but he lit the lamp twice in 2:06 in the third period Friday night to force overtime with RPI.  Sacred Heart started this season with back-to-back overtime games for the first time since October 18-19, 2001 in two ties with Bemidji St.

The Pioneers open up conference play tomorrow night as they take on AIC at the Milford Ice Pavilion.  Face-off is set for 7:05 pm.