Middlebury College men’s hockey player John Yanchek (Hillsborough, N.J.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Yanchek saved 56 of 59 shots, leading Middlebury to a pair of NESCAC road wins at Colby and Bowdoin. After making 25 stops in a 4-1 win at Colby on Friday night, Yanchek made a season-high 31 saves as the Panthers knocked off Bowdoin 4-2 on Saturday. He is currently second in the NESCAC with a 2.08 GAA and a .778 winning percentage (6-1-2).
Yanchek and the Panthers have a big week ahead, with a road game at Plattsburgh on Tuesday, before travelling to face Norwich and St. Michael’s on Friday and Saturday.