WAKEFIELD, Mass. (January 2, 2007) — University of Connecticut men’s hockey senior forward Matt Scherer (Seattle, Wash.) has been named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week as announced by the league office Monday.
Scherer notched a total of four points over the weekend, scoring four goals in leading the Huskies to two wins over Bentley, and their fourth straight win overall. In Friday night’s game, Scherer scored a first period goal to give the Huskies a one goal lead at the first intermission. After Bentley regained the lead with two straight goals, Scherer tied the game at three goals apiece with his second goal of the game. UConn would net the game-winning goal just over two minutes later en route to a 4-3 victory over the Falcons.
The following night, Scherer tallied both UConn goals as the Huskies were victorious on the Falcons’ home ice. Trailing 1-0 late in the first period, Scherer evened the score at one goal apiece with just 52 seconds remaining in the opening period. After a scoreless second period and majority of the third, Scherer connected for the game-winning goal, his team-leading 19th of the season, at the 16:51 mark of the third period to lift the Huskies to a 2-1 win.
With his four points collected, Scherer upped his career total to 98, leaving him just two points shy of becoming the 27th player in UConn hockey history to reach the 100-point plateau.
Scherer joins teammates Beau Erickson (Hinton, Iowa) and Michael Coppola (Old Brookville, N.Y.) as Huskies who have earned conference weekly awards this season. Ironically, Scherer was the last Husky to earn Player of the Week accolades, winning the award Mar. 13, 2006.