Bandits in the NCAA Report by Nathan Crosby – Feb 8th, 2021
Kicking off this week’s report is Colgate forward Josh McKechney, who has 5 points in his last 5 games, and contributed to both Raider goals in a 2-0 win over Clarkson on Feb 4th.
First, he blocked a shot and set up a breakaway which led to a goal:
Add it to the highlight reel! ðŸ˜³
McKechney makes a major play to get the puck ahead to Manderville for a 1-0 lead. pic.twitter.com/4H9m7HAIoG
– Colgate Men’s Hockey (@ColgateMIH) February 4, 2021
Then, he scored the insurance marker for his 2nd multi-point game of the year:
Out here cleaning up pucks!
McKechney pops it over the pad for his second of the season and a two-point night. pic.twitter.com/ZJj621lkri
– Colgate Men’s Hockey (@ColgateMIH) February 5, 2021
Colgate forward Arnaud Vachon had a game-tying goal on Sat, Feb 6th vs Clarkson, his 3rd of the season:
He’s got a knack for scoring goals at opportune times.
And it’s his third of the season! pic.twitter.com/gY9Wy6mpbv
– Colgate Men’s Hockey (@ColgateMIH) February 6, 2021
Switching over to Robert Morris, where a pair of former Bandits continue to get it done for the Colonials. Nick Prkusic and Randy Hernandez are tied for 2nd in team scoring with 20 points.
We’ll start with captain Prkusic, who not only had a multi-point game vs Mercyhurst on Jan 30th, but also is one of the Robert Morris nominees for the Hobey Baker Award. You can vote for Prkusic here:
Our former captain Nick Prkusic is one of the @RMUMHockey nominees for the Hobey Baker Award fan vote!
VOTE HERE >>> https://t.co/ygA6dY3aFF#AJHL #BanditsintheNCAA pic.twitter.com/euU8F5iffp
– Brooks Bandits (@BrooksBandits) February 3, 2021
Then there’s Hernandez. The sniper is 5th in goals by freshmen in the NCAA, and scored his 8th on Feb 5th in a win over Long Island:
A surgical re-direction from @hernandezrandyy in the slot! #RMUnite | ðŸ”´ðŸ’ðŸ”µ pic.twitter.com/wEAFnFq0v6
– RMU Men’s Hockey (@RMUMHockey) February 5, 2021
He also scored this beauty against Mercyhurst on Jan 30th:
A spinning shot from @hernandezrandyy beats Johnson and we’re tied! #RMUnite | ðŸ”µðŸ’ðŸ”´ pic.twitter.com/DQUQT3hQwW
– RMU Men’s Hockey (@RMUMHockey) January 31, 2021
Oh, and to top things off, Hernandez won the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for January, he previously won in November:
With ðŸ”Ÿ points in 7âƒ£ games, Randy Hernandez @hernandezrandyy is your newest Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month!
ðŸ“°: https://t.co/0XNl32S61w#RMUnite | ðŸ”´ðŸ’ðŸ”µ pic.twitter.com/nut6sqQrfM
– RMU Men’s Hockey (@RMUMHockey) February 8, 2021
St. Cloud State forward Jared Cockrell scored this beauty on Sat, Feb 6th vs Western Michigan, extending his point streak to 3 games:
He did not throw away his shot ðŸ¤·”â™‚” pic.twitter.com/NKro2NqNxW
– SCSU Men’s Hockey (@SCSUHUSKIES_MH) February 7, 2021
Nebraska-Omaha defenceman Brandon Scanlin had a 2 point game in a huge 5-4 win over North Dakota on Sat, Jan 30th. Scanlin leads all Mavericks defenceman in scoring with 12 points this season, here the highlights of the game including his two assists:
Highlights: @OmahaHKY vs. North Dakota, Game 2 pic.twitter.com/QgCuFmWupq
– Omaha Video (@OmahaVID) January 31, 2021
Rensselaer (RPI) forward James McIsaac recently joined the Around the Rink podcast to talk about his experience playing in Brooks, have a listen here, which begins at the 11:00 minute mark:
AROUND THE RINK PODCAST // Episode 34: Featuring @Jmci19 “¢ Listen now: https://t.co/JIQybM4yk9 or stream it on Apple Music and Spotify pic.twitter.com/SJrjI9b4t1
– RINK Training Centre (@RINKTrainingCtr) January 27, 2021