Men's Hockey's Danny Biega Earns National, ECAC, Harvard Honors

Biega ranks seventh nationally among defensemen with 0.88 points per game (photo courtesy Steve Babineau).

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Sophomore defenseman Danny Biega has been named Inside College Hockey national Player of the Week, ECAC Hockey MLX Skates Player of the Week and Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week after posting seven points in three games for the Harvard men’s hockey team.

Biega registered three key goals and four assists in a 2-1-0 week for the Crimson. He scored the game-winning goal to break a 3-3 tie in the third period Friday at Cornell and also logged two assists in the win. He previously had three points, including the tying goal with 4:03 left to play, in Harvard’s 5-4 comeback win against No. 15 Boston University Feb. 14 at the Beanpot tournament.

The Montreal native gave Harvard a first-period lead with his goal Saturday at Colgate. The tally moved him into ties for first place among ECAC defensemen in league goals (eight) and league points (19). Four of Biega’s seven points in the week came on the power play, and one came shorthanded.

Biega also helped the Crimson kill all six power plays it faced in its weekend ECAC games. For the season, he leads Harvard with 14 assists and, with 23 points, shares the team scoring lead with junior forward Alex Killorn.

This is the first time in Biega’s career that he has earned the INCH, ECAC or COOP honors. He was named ECAC Rookie of the Week once last season. Older brother Michael was named Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week Jan. 10.