Monday, December 31, 2018

Peter Diliberatore named ECAC Rookie of the Week

Peter Diliberatore (photo copyright BobcatsHockeyBlog)

For the fourth time this season the Quinnipiac Bobcats have had a player win the ECAC Rookie of the Week award. Peter Diliberatore finished with a goal and an assist with a plus five rating in Quinnipiac's 6-0 win over Colgate this past Saturday which gave head coach Rand Pecknold his 500th career win and Monday the league announced the him as the rookie of the week in a press release.

Diliberatore, a true freshman and a draft pick of the Vegas Golden Knights has played in all 18 games for the Bobcats this season scoring 8 points this year on a goal and seven assists. The goal Saturday against Colgate was his first NCAA goal of his career. He is also fourth on the Bobcats in plus/minus at a plus 12. He follows previous winners Wyatt Bongiovanni, Ethan de Jong and Michael Lombardi as Bobcats to have won the ECAC Rookie of the Week award this season. 

Quinnipiac returns to ECAC play next weekend with a home series against Colgate and Cornell. 

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