February 18, 2008
INCH Player of the Week
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Junior | Goaltender
Greensburg, Pa.


His Statistics: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 41 saves, 0 GA, 2 shutouts

His Impact: Here's an indication of how well Kassel has played during Army's current nine-game unbeaten streak, which is the longest in Atlantic Hockey history — only two goaltenders (Mark Dekanich of Colgate and Bemidji State's Matt Climie) have more shutouts this season than Kassel has in his last five starts.

Shutouts nos. 3 and 4 came this past weekend as the Black Knights took a pair of 4-0 decisions from American International. Kassel enters this weekend's series at Bentley with a shutout streak of 170:17, which tops the previous personal best of 160:49. He posted the old mark earlier this month, a stretch that included consecutive whitewashes of Connecticut and Holy Cross.

Since the start of the nine-game unbeaten streak Jan. 19, Kassel is 8-0-1 with a 0.55 goals against average, a .978 save percentage, and four shutouts.

His Runners-Up: Derek Bachynski, Wayne State; Chad Kolarik, Michigan; Andrew Kozek, North Dakota; Doug Rogers, Harvard; Colin Wilson, Boston University