Michigan Duo Earns Gongshow Monthly Honors
November 1, 2011 02:20 PM
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that forward Phil Di Giuseppe of Michigan has been named the Gongshow Rookie of the Month for October.
Di Giuseppe helped Michigan to a 6-1-1 record for the month of October and racked up five goals and four assists in eight games. Two of his tallies came on the power play and one was a game-winning goal. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward’s nine points ties him for third on the Wolverines and his +9 rating is tied for the team lead among forwards. His 5-4-9 scoring line places him on top of CCHA freshmen goal and point scoring, with his two power-play tallies also a league best among rookies. His five goals ties him for second place nationally and his nine points place him in a tie for third among all college rookies.
The Maple, Ontario native recorded an assist in just his second game as a Wolverine. He scored his first collegiate goal the next night in a 4-1 win over Bentley and finished the night with two goals in the contest and the game winner. He followed that up with a goal and an assist in his next game against St. Lawrence. The former forward of the Villanova Knights (OJHL) closed out the month with a four-point weekend against Ferris State, where he notched two goals in the first contest and had two assists the following night. Di Giuseppe posted points in five-of-eight games in October, four of which were multiple-point outings.
Special mention for Gongshow Rookie of the Month honors goes to Bowling Green forward Ryan Carpenter, Ferris State goaltender C.J. Motte, Lake Superior forward Chris Ciotti, Miami forward Austin Czarnik, Notre Dame forward Austin Wuthrich, Ohio State forward Ryan Dzingel and Western Michigan goaltender Frank Slubowski.
Michigan senior Shawn Hunwick has been named the Gongshow Goaltender of the Month for October.
Hunwick started all eight games for the Wolverines during the month of October and posted a 6-0-1 mark. He has not allowed more than three goals in any game this season and has allowed two or fewer in six of his eight starts. The fifth-year senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan currently ranks second in the country in save percentage (.949), third in GAA (1.37), tied for third in win percentage (.929), fourth in wins (6) and tied for fifth in shutouts (1).
The 5-foot-7, 167-pound goaltender ranks first in the CCHA in GAA (1.39), second in the league in save percentage (.948) and also recorded an assist in Michigan’s season-opening win over Niagara, a game in which he shared a shutout with Adam Janecyk after playing the first 50:28 and turning aside all 30 shots faced.
Special mention for the Gongshow Goaltender of the Month honors goes to Bowling Green’s Andrew Hammond, Ferris State’s C.J. Motte, Lake Superior’s Kevin Kapalka, Notre Dame’s Mike Johnson, Ohio State’s Cal Heeter and Western Michigan’s Frank Slubowski.