University of Maine freshman Malcolm Hayes (Atlanta, Ga.) was named the Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week on Monday, Dec. 15. Hayes had a goal and an assist as Maine split its weekend series with rival New Hampshire.
On Friday, Hayes scored the game-winning goal in Maine's 5-2 win over New Hampshire. The goal came late in the second period. He finished the game with four shots. On Saturday, Hayes assisted on a goal by Cedric Lacroix (Shefford, Quebec) which tied the game at 3-3 midway through the second period.
Hayes has three goals and two assists for five points on the season. He ranks second among rookies in scoring and his three goals are tops among first year players on the Black Bears.
Hayes and the Black Bears return to action on Friday, Jan. 2 when they host Canisius at 7 PM at Alfond Arena.