Trail native Travis St. Denis was named the ECAC Player of the Month for October in NCAA Div. 1 hockey.
The Quinnipiac Bobcat forward led all ECAC skaters in goals (6), goals per game (1), as well as two-goal games (2). St. Denis opened the season with a two-assist night in a 5-3 win at Holy Cross before scoring his first goal of the year against the Crusaders on the following night in the Bobcats’ home opener.
The former Trail Smoke Eater scored his next time out in a 5-0 win against Arizona State. Last week, St. Denis capped the month with back-to-back two-goal games in a two-game sweep of No. 9 St. Cloud State to capture ECAC Hockey Player of the Week honors.
The college senior scored 15 goals and 33 points last season for the Bobcats and was third in scoring behind Sam Anas (39) and Matthew Peca (36). St. Denis has 40 goals and 44 assists in 125 games at Quinnipiac.
Michael Garteig, a former Penticton Vee, was voted as the league’s Goaltender of the Month, while Evan Tironese, from Rensselaer earned Rookie of the Month honors.