BOSTON, Mass.—After putting together the biggest games of their career, UMass Boston junior forward Nolan Redler (Winchester, Mass.) and sophomore defenseman Nick Albano (Beverly, Mass.) were named to the D3Hockey.com Team of the Week, the website announced Thursday morning.
The duo helped #7/8 UMass Boston defeat rival Babson College 8-4 in their regular-season finale, to wrap up the program's second-ever New England Hockey Conference Regular-Season Title.
Redler earns his third career Team of the Week honors and first this season, after posting a career-best four goals and six points in the win. The junior forward netted a hat trick in the final 29 minutes and posted three power-play tallies.
Albano picks up his second Team of the Week honors this season, after tying his career-high with two goals and two assists in the win. The sophomore defenseman recorded a pair of goals during a five-minute major and had his hand in three of the Beacons' four goals during a three-minute and 11-second stretch.
Top-seeded UMass Boston will open the New England Hockey Quarterfinals on Saturday, when they host eighth-seeded University of Southern Maine at 7 p.m.