FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Freshman defenseman Mitch Nylen (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was named the Travel Team USA Rookie of the Week by Atlantic Hockey on Tuesday. He is the second Pioneer men's hockey player to receive a weekly honor from Atlantic Hockey.
Nylen recorded his first career goal and first career assist in Sacred Heart's 3-1 win over Bentley last Wednesday. The freshman defenseman's goal came on the power play 12:18 into the game against the Falcons. Nylen took a pass from fellow rookie Jordan Minello (Sweaburg, Ont.) and blasted a shot from the point into the net to put the Pioneers ahead 2-0. He then assisted on Will Rayner's (Needham, Mass.) power play goal in the second period that made the score 3-1.
Sacred Heart continues its current stretch of road games on Saturday, Oct. 26 with a 7 p.m. game at AIC.