ALBANY, N.Y. – Three athletes have been honored by the ECAC Hockey League. It was announced earlier today that Clarkson University’s Jeff Genovy (Kalamazoo, Mich.) and Chris D’Alvise (Mississauga, Ont.) and St. Lawrence University’s Justin Pesony (Edmonton, Alb.) have been tabbed with the league’s weekly awards.
Genovy is the Player of the Week and D’Alvise is the Rookie of the Week, while Pesony earned Goaltender of the Week honors.
In his final regular season games at Cheel Arena, Genovy recorded his first career multiple-goal outings with back-to-back two-goal efforts to lead Clarkson to a four-point weekend. He tallied the Knights’ first two goals as Clarkson rallied for the 3-2 win over Yale on Friday and then followed with two more scores in the convincing 8-2 victory over Brown on Saturday. The two wins moved the Golden Knights up one spot in the standings and clinched home ice for the first round of the upcoming league playoffs. The senior left wing finished the weekend with 11 shots and a +3 rating in the Clarkson’s sweep.
For the season, Genovy has 26 points on 12 goals (including seven power-play markers) and 14 assists. The son of Kathryn and Allan Genovy, Jeff played junior hockey with Des Moines (USHL) prior to enrolling at Clarkson.
Like Genovy, D’Alvise is a first-time winner of league honors this season. The freshman center enjoyed his best weekend at a Golden Knight with five points in the team’s two-game sweep. He started off the weekend with two assists vs. Yale and then had a power-play goal and two assists against Brown. He also earned a +3 rating for the weekend.
The son of Lynne and Daniel D’Alvise, Chris has six goals and 17 assists this year for 23 points. He played hockey for the Wexford Raiders (OPJHL) last year.
Pesony returns to the league’s weekly spotlight for the third time this season, after claiming goalie honors early in the year. The sophomore netminder stopped 45 of 46 shots in the Saints’ weekend sweep of Brown and Yale to help move SLU into fourth place in the league standings. He had 25 saves on 26 shots vs. the Bears, allowing just one goal, which came on the power play. He followed that with a 20-save shutout performance the next night vs. Yale.
In 28 games this year, Pesony has a 17-9-2 record with two shutouts, a 2.81 goals against average and a .887 save percentage. The son of Marilyn Auriat and Mel Pesony, Justin played junior hockey with the Battleford North Stars (SJHL) before attending St. Lawrence.
Twelve other student-athletes were named to the league’s weekly honor roll: Brown — Jeff Prough (So., F, Farmington Hills, Mich.); Colgate — Kyle Wilson (Sr., C, London, Ont.); Cornell — Byron Bitz (Jr., F, Corman Park, Sask.); Dartmouth — Mike Devine (So., G, Orchard Park, N.Y.); Dartmouth — Rob Pritchard (Fr., F, Burnaby, B.C.); Harvard — Jon Pelle (So., F, West Islip, N.Y.); Harvard — Justin Tobe (Jr., G, Northville, Mich.); Quinnipiac — Jamie Bates (So., F, Toronto, Ont.); Quinnipiac — Brian Leitch (Fr. F, Coquitlam, B.C.); Rensselaer — Oren Eizenman (Jr., F, Toronto, Ont.); Union — Augie DiMarzo (Fr., F, West Haven, Conn.); Yale — Matt Thomey (So., F, Harbour Grace, Nfld.).