AMHERST, Mass. –
University of Massachusetts hockey sophomore forward Oliver Chau
has been selected as the Hockey East Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Chau is the fourth different Minuteman to take home Player of the Week honors this season, the fifth award for UMass overall.
The Oakville, Ontario native scored the overtime game winner to lift the then No. 4-ranked Minutemen to a 3-2 victory over No. 18 Princeton for his first goal of the season.
The victory was UMass' eighth straight, the longest active winning streak in the nation, which also matches the longest winning streak in program history, tying a mark set in 1970, spanning the 1969-70 and 1970-71 seasons.
The Minutemen, now 11-1-0, tied for the most wins in the nation and tied for the nation's best winning percentage (.917), moved up to the No. 3 spot in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week, the highest ranking in program history. UMass has now been ranked in the top-10 the past four straight weeks, sitting in the top-five three weeks in a row.
The Minutemen resume Hockey East play this Friday, Nov. 30, when the squad will play host to UConn at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center.