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Donato, Fox (First Team), Badini, Walsh (All-Rookie) Earn ECAC Hockey Honors

Donato, Fox (First Team), Badini, Walsh (All-Rookie) Earn ECAC Hockey Honors

Ryan Donato, Adam Fox, Jack Badini, and Reilly Walsh received All-ECAC Hockey honors.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Junior forward Ryan Donato and sophomore defenseman Adam Fox earned All-ECAC Hockey First Team honors and freshmen Jack Badini and Reilly Walsh each earned spots on the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team, the league announced today.

Donato is in the midst of his best season at Harvard, leading the team with 41 points (26 goals, 15 assists) in 28 games. He leads the nation with an average of .93 goals per game, and had a conference-leading .89 points per game in ECAC Hockey contests. Donato had a career high 14-game point streak (14 goals, eight assists) to open the season, and was the first player in college hockey to reach 20 goals this year, taking just 19 games to do it. Donato played for the U.S. men's ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, leading the team with six points (five goals, assist) before returning to complete the season at Harvard. He was a First-Team All-ECAC Hockey selection last season.

Fox finished the season second among ECAC Hockey defensemen with 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in 20 conference games, and is playing his best hockey of late. Currently, Fox is sixth in the nation among defensemen, averaging .96 points per game, with 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 28 games, including the first hat trick by a Harvard defenseman (Feb. 16 vs. St. Lawrence) since Jan. 28, 2011 (Danny Biega). He has 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in his last eight games. Fox won a bronze medal at the IIHF World Junior Championships with Team USA in January before returning to Harvard.  He was also a First Team All-ECAC Hockey selection in 2016-17.

Badini is second among ECAC Hockey freshmen in overall goal scoring with 10 goals in 32 games, including two game-winning goals, and was seventh among league rookies with 17 points (10 goals, seven assists). Badini is second among Harvard players with 10 goals, and is one of the best faceoff men in the nation, third in the country with a 60.1% mark on draws. 

Walsh led all ECAC Hockey rookie defensemen in league scoring with 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 22 games, and league scoring average (.70 points per game). He led all league players with six power play goals in conference contests, and all ECAC Hockey rookie defensemen with six power play goals overall. Walsh has 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 32 games this season.

Harvard will play No. 3 seed Clarkson in the ECAC Hockey Semifinals at historic Herb Brooks Arena on Friday (March 16) at 7:35 p.m. in Lake Placid, N.Y. The game will be televised on Eleven Sports.

FIRST TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward    Ryan Donato, Harvard
Forward    Sheldon Rempal, Clarkson
Forward    Max Véronneau, Princeton   
Defense    Adam Fox, Harvard           
Defense    Kelly Summers, Clarkson
Goaltender    Matthew Galajda, Cornell

SECOND TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward    Anthony Angello, Cornell
Forward    Ryan Kuffner, Princeton
Forward    Joe Snively, Yale
Defense    Terrance Amorosa, Clarkson    
Defense    Chase Priskie, Quinnipiac
Goaltender Colton Point, Colgate

THIRD TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward    Ryan Scarfo, Union    
Forward    Nico Sturm, Clarkson
Forward    Odeen Tufto, Quinnipiac
Defense    Yanni Kaldis, Cornell
Defense    Josh Teves, Princeton        
Goaltender Jake Kielly, Clarkson
                 Jake Kupsky, Union

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Forward    Jack Badini, Harvard
Forward    Jack Jacome, Clarkson
Forward    Odeen Tufto, Quinnipiac
Defense    Nick Austin, Colgate
Defense    Reilly Walsh, Harvard
Goaltender Matthew Galajda, Cornell

 

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