January 25, 2011

Agostino Named ECAC MLX Skates Rookie of Week

Yale Forward Has Hot Hand

 

ALBANY, N.Y. - Yale freshman forward Kenny Agostino was named ECAC Hockey MLX Skates Rookie of the Week after hitting the net three times last weekend in a pair of wins.

The Flanders, N.J., native scored the game-winner against Clarkson on Jan. 21 before notching a pair against St. Lawrence on Jan. 22. He is the first Bulldog to earn conference rookie honors this season.

Agostino, the hottest hand on the nation's top ranked team, has seven goals over his last seven games. His transition from first half of rookie season to now has helped the Bulldogs win 17 of 19 games. The former Delbarton School star had a goal and three assists before the holiday break, and has seven goals and four assists since.

The leading scorer (8-7-15) among Yale freshmen, Agostino became the first Yale newcomer in 30 years to record five points in one game on Jan. 2. He notched three goals and two assists against Holy Cross and became the school's first freshman to tally five points since former Olympian and NHL star Bob Brooke '83 established the school rookie record against Dartmouth in 1980.

The Bulldogs travel to Union and RPI this weekend for a pair of ECAC contests against nationally ranked teams.

 

Filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director