Michael Biega Selected as COOP Athlete of the Week

Photo courtesy Jim Rosvold

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Michael Biega recorded a natural hat trick against Brown Friday night to earn selection as COOP Athlete of the Week for Jan. 10, 2011.

The Bears took a 2-0 lead eight minutes into the second period. Biega then scored the game's next three goals to give the Crimson the lead by the end of the period. Just 32 seconds after Brown's second goal, Biega blasted a one-timer over the Bears goalie's shoulder to get the Crimson within one. Just 76 seconds later, Biega found the back of the net again on an Alex Killorn feed and tied the game at 2-2. Biega's third goal came on the power play when he scored on a rebound from the bottom of the right circle.

The hat trick was the second of his career. Biega also added an assist in Saturday's game against No. 1 Yale and finished the weekend with a +1 rating. He is currently second on the team in scoring with 11 points and six goals.