Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Rookie Award For RPI!

Angers-Goulet Named Rookie of the WeekLange and Lord named to ECACHL's Weekly Honor Roll

Matt Angers-Goulet
TROY, N.Y. – Coming off a weekend in which he had two goals and an assist, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Matt Angers-Goulet has been named the ECAC Hockey League Rookie of the Week. Also recognized by the league are Mathias Lange and Andrew Lord, both of whom were chosen to the Weekly Honor Roll. In addition to his three points, Angers-Goulet (pronounced ahn-GERS-goo-LAY), a freshman forward, registered six shots and a plus-1 rating as the Engineers swept league foes Yale and Brown. The St. Augustin, Que., native had both goals, each on the power play, with three shots and an even rating as RPI upended the Bulldogs, 2-1, on Friday. The next night he recorded an assist on the game-winning goal, three shots and a plus-1 in a 4-2 win over Brown. In 28 games this season, Angers-Goulet has four goals and five assists for nine points. Two of his goals have come on the power play, one was shorthanded and two have been game-winners. He also has been whistled for six penalties for 12 minutes. Prior to attending Rensselaer, Angers-Goulet played for the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. He was the team’s Rookie of the Year and an All-Rookie Team selection last season after registering 46 points, including 21 goals and 25 assists in 59 games. Lange, a freshman goaltender, stopped 49 of the 52 shots he faced for a save percentage of .942 with a goals against average of 1.50 last weekend. Of the three goals he allowed, one was a power play marker and another came with an extra attacker on the ice. A native of Klagenfurt, Austria, Lange stopped 28 saves on 29 shots, including three in the first period, 15 in the second and ten in the third, against Yale. The next night he had 21 saves, including five in the first period, six in the second and ten in the third against Brown. One of the goals he allowed was on a 4-on-3 power play and the other came with the Bears having an extra skater. A sophomore forward, Lord was tabbed for the Weekly Honor Roll after scoring a goal with two assists, a plus-2 rating and three shots. The West Vancouver, B.C., native earned the primary assist on the game’s first goal against Yale and he had the game-winning goal, an assist on an empty-net goal, three shots and a plus-2 versus Brown. RPI returns to action with a pair of league road games this weekend. The Engineers play at Princeton on Friday and against Quinnipiac in New Haven on Saturday. Both games are at 7pm and can be heard live on WRPI, 91.5 FM, and

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