Mike Vecchione Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week
The ECAC Hockey men’s weekly awards were
announced on Tuesday and it was no surprise that former VJW youth star Mike Vecchione of Union was tabbed
as Player of the Week.
The sophomore forward from Saugusscored both nights in Union's season-opening sweep of American
International (Oct. 10) and 19th-ranked New Hampshire (Oct. 11) at
Vecchione, who played for the Warriors beginning as a squirt, recorded a shorthanded goal and assisted on Jeff Taylor's
game-winner against AIC, then followed by registering a goal and assist
two minutes apart versus UNH. He currently leads the
Dutchmen in scoring with four points.
This is a continuation of great play for Vecchione, who was presented with Union's Rookie of the Year
Award last spring after helping his team win its first-ever national championship. He led
Union's freshman class in scoring -- and finished ninth nationally among
rookies -- by stockpiling 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 38