Three men’s hockey players earn All-NESCAC team honors

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Three Hamilton College Continentals were selected for the 2022 New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s hockey team on Tuesday, March 1.

Launch of All-NESCAC Men’s Hockey

Nick Rutigliano ’22 (Upton, Mass./HS of Saint John) was elected to the first team by NESCAC coaches. The all-conference honor is his second since he made the second team in 2019. Grisha Gotovets ’25 (Minsk, Belarus/Shattuck-St. Mary’s [Minn.]) and Jordi Jefferson 22 (Wasaga Beach, Ontario/Trinity-Pawling School [N.Y.]) landed in the second team. They are two of the team’s six forwards.

Rutigliano is one of four defenders in the all-NESCAC squad. He is tied for 13th in the conference with seven goals, tied for second with four power-play goals and tied for 13and with 18 blocked shots in 19 games. He also has four assists for 11 points this season. Rutigliano helped lead a defense that is fourth in NESCAC with an average of 2.2 goals against per game.

Jefferson is tied for 19and in the conference with 15 points, tied for 18and with six goals and tied for 20and with nine assists in 20 games. Two of his goals are winners.

Gotovets is tied for eighth in NESCAC with 18 points, tied for 12and with 11 assists and tied for 13and with seven goals in 21 games. He is tied for ninth with three power-play goals and second with three game-winning goals.

The Continentals are 11-9-1 overall and advanced to the 2022 NESCAC Championship Semifinals with a 3-2 win at Wesleyan University on Feb. 27. Hamilton went 9-8-1 in the conference and is the No. 5 seed for the championship. The Continentals take on No. 14 seeded and nationally ranked Colby College in a semi-final on Saturday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m.

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