Hurley Named ECACHL Player of the Week
Jan. 22, 2007
Brown University junior defenseman Sean Hurley (Rutland, VT) was honored by the ECAC Hockey League, earning Player of the Week honors after helping lead Brown to a three-point weekend at Colgate (T, 2-2) and #15 Cornell (W, 5-2). Hurley was dominant on defense, while also chipping in on offense this weekend, leading the Bears to their first point in Hamilton since posting a tie in November, 1995, and their first win in Ithaca since earning a 5-4 victory in February, 1995.
On Friday against the Raiders, Hurley had the primary assist on Brown's tying goal early in the third period, finishing with a "+1" rating in a game that Brown scored just one even-strength goal compared to a short-handed and even-strength goal for Colgate. The next night at Cornell, he tallied two assists to go along with a "+2" rating. With the game tied 1-1 and Brown on the penalty-kill, Hurley intercepted a Cornell pass and recognized a two-on-one develop for Brown. He skated the puck into the zone and fed senior Sean Dersch (Edmonton, ALB) with a perfectly-timed pass as the Bears went up 2-1. After Cornell tied it and then Brown went up 3-2, he had an assist on the Bears' 4th goal with 1:57 left to play.
The Bears, who just concluded a series of seven-straight road games, return home this weekend to host Union and RPI in a pair of ECACHL contests Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.