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Alumni Three-Stars: NCAA Edition

By WBH, 04/03/20, 1:00PM CDT


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Karen’s Print Rite brings you regular updates on former Waterloo Black Hawks players.  This week’s edition features the top performers during the 2019/20 NCAA season:

#3 – Ben Finkelstein
Boston College Eagles • Defenseman

Only Finkelstein’s Boston College defensemate Jesper Mattila had a better plus/minus (+30) across all of college hockey than Finkelstein’s +29.  Of course, the former Hawks defenseman has an offensive repertoire which provided ample opportunity to boost his plus/minus differential.  He notched five goals and 16 assists in 34 games, including two game-winning goals.  The senior had a pair of three-point nights against Hockey East opponents.

#2 – David Cotton
Boston College Eagles • Forward

Cotton was a major part of the Eagles resurgence which helped the program jump from 14 wins last year to 24 during the abbreviated 2019/20 schedule.  From November 15th through January 4th, Cotton went on a seven-game point streak including five goals and eight assists, and during which Boston College won all of their games.  Before signing with the Carolina Hurricanes, Cotton wrapped up his college career with a season total of 15 goals and 24 assists during 32 appearances.

#1 – Jack Drury
Harvard Crimson • Forward

Another former Black Hawk and Carolina draft pick with a terrific year, Drury was among just ten NCAA Division I men’s players to score 20 goals.  He reached the milestone with a two-goal effort against St. Lawrence on March 7th, in what proved to be the final game of the season.  Drury’s year also included a hat trick against archrival Yale.  Altogether, the sophomore had 20 goals and 19 assists in only 28 games.  It was an impressive follow-up to an excellent freshman year in which Drury had 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in 32 contests.

Honorable Mention
Phil Beaulieu, Northern Michigan Wildcats: 38 GP, 6 G, 19 A, 25 Pts, +7, 2 GWG, 3 PPG
Blake Christensen, American International Yellow Jackets: 34 GP, 11 G, 17 A, 28 Pts, +2, 5 GWG 
Alex Limoges, Penn State Nittany Lions: 30 GP, 11 G, 21 A, 32 Pts, +11, 1 GWG, 3 PPG
Dylan Samberg, Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs: 28 GP, 1 G, 20 A, 21 Pts, +17, 1 GWG

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