Dec. 31, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A pair of Bulldogs earned honors from ECAC Hockey on Monday, as freshman forward Bray Ketchum (Greenwich, Conn.) was named Rookie of the Week and junior forward Sarah Tittman (Chilton, Wisc.) was named Player of the Week.
This is the third Rookie of the Week honor for Ketchum, who was moved to center on Yale's top line this past weekend with junior forward Crysti Howser (Wilmette, Ill.) away at USA Hockey's Holiday Camp. Ketchum had been playing wing on Yale's second line.
Ketchum came through with a sudden-death shootout goal Saturday vs. Niagara to help Yale advance to the Nutmeg Classic championship game. The Bulldogs had battled back from a pair of two-goal deficits to tie the game 4-4 in regulation. After a scoreless overtime and five scoreless shootout rounds, Ketchum ended the game by beating Purple Eagle goalie Jill Zelonis on her blocker side.
Ketchum also had an assist on Yale's third goal Saturday. She played penalty-free hockey in Yale's two games and has incurred only three penalties in 14 games. She is 14th in the country in points per game among rookies (5-6-11 in 14 games).
Tittman was named MVP of the Nutmeg Classic after scoring three goals in the tournament. She scored two on Saturday against Niagara and also had a power-play goal in Sunday's championship game vs. UConn. She accounted for 14 of Yale's 59 shots on goal for the two games, six more than the next-closest player on the team.
Tittman has moved up to a tie for ninth in ECAC Hockey in goals with eight, which is a career high and two more than she had scored in her first two seasons combined. She is also tied for the Yale team lead with 11 points.
The Bulldogs return to action Saturday at Ingalls Rink vs. Northeastern at 2:00 p.m.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity