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NCDC 2023-24 New England Division Players Of The Week 

Week of Dec. 7, 2023

Games of Dec. 1-5, 2023

Summaries by Joshua Boyd / NCDCHockey.com 

Forward: Shane Baker, Boston Junior Bruins

The third-year NCDC veteran Baker (‘04/Grafton, Mass.) posted a division-leading four points, all from assists, during the team’s split weekend with the South Shore Kings. He is on a five-game assists streak over which he has put up seven helpers. The Dec. 3 game was the second time this season and in his career that he posted three assists in a game, also doing that on Oct. 20. 

Defense: Andrew Toomey, Twin City Thunder 

Toomey (‘05/Medford, Mass.) put up a pair of assists during the Thunder’s weekend split with the Northern Cyclones, and shared in the team lead for plus-minus with a +2. Toomey, a rookie out of the Boston Hockey Academy, has seven assists through 19 games this season. 

Goaltender: Frank Murphy, Islanders Hockey Club 

Murphy (‘04/Mississauga, Ont.) was in net for all three victories against the Utica Jr. Comets, stopping 72 of 75 shots, including all 20 he faced in the first game for a shutout. That put him into a tie for first in the league in shutouts and his 11 wins rank third in the NCDC. 

Rookie*: Charles Zetterqvist, Northern Cyclones 

Zetterqvist (‘06/Salem, Sweden) put up the game-winning goal in a 2-0 shutout and added two assists in their 5-4 overtime loss last weekend. Zetterqvist has improved to 14 points through 18 games in this, his first North American season. 

* = no more than 10 Tier II games prior to 2023-24 / ’04 or younger

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