Winthrop, Mass. – Robert Morris University men’s hockey junior Eric Israel has been named the Atlantic Hockey conference Travel Team USA Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Israel led Robert Morris in scoring en route to a Colonials sweep at Sacred Heart. Israel led all Atlantic Hockey defenseman in scoring with two goals on five shots. The first of Israel’s goals was the eventual game-winner in Friday’s 4-1 victory over the Pioneers, while Saturday’s goal was a third period tally that help the Colonials seal the sweep.
Israel blocked a pair of shots in the series at Sacred Heart and is second in Atlantic Hockey and 11th in the NCAA in blocks this season with 58.
The Huntington Woods, Michigan native has four goals and 11 assists for 15 points this season, good enough for seventh in scoring on the Colonials. Israel has recorded at least a point in 12 games this season, with RMU posting a 7-4-1 record in those games.
Israel skated in his 100th career game for the Colonials in Saturday’s contest.