March 6, 2012

Laganiere Earns National, Conference Player of Week

Junior Forward Gets First Award

ALBANY, N.Y. - Junior forward Antoine Laganiere (Ile Cadieux, Que.), who notched his first collegiate hat trick in game three of the Princeton playoff series on March 4, was named insidecollegehockey.com and ECAC Hockey Player of the Week.

 

Laganiere scored shorthanded, on the power play and at even-strength to get the school's first post-season hat trick since Mark Arcobello had three on March 28, 2010, against Boston College in the NCAA regional final. He also had Yale's best weekend with five goals over three games, helping the Bulldogs defeat the Tigers 2-1. This is Laganiere's first collegiate award of any kind and the first national honor for Yale this year.

 

The tallest Yale player at 6-foot-4, he has elevated his game each season as a Bulldog. He has a career-best 17 goals and 30 points this season, including eight goals in the last six games.

 

Laganiere and the Bulldogs travel to Harvard this weekend for a best-of-three ECAC Quarterfinal series.