Criscuolo’s Rookie of the Week Nod Makes It Two in a Row for Men’s Hockey

Kyle Criscuolo logged a multi-point game in just his second start with the Crimson (Kevin Burns).

The Harvard men’s hockey freshman class continued to produce as freshman forward Kyle Criscuolo picked up ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday. It is the second such award to go to a Harvard rookie is as many weeks, with classmate Jimmy Vesey taking it home Oct. 30.

Criscuolo was the sparkplug on Harvard’s most productive line this past weekend, as the Crimson captured a 3-2 win over Brown and fell to Yale, 5-1. Against the Bears, Criscuolo netted his first collegiate goal 13:43 into the second period, converting on an assist from fellow first-year Vesey and giving Harvard a 2-1 lead. Less than three minutes later, Criscuolo earned a secondary assist on Brendan Rempel’s game-winning goal, good for the first helper of his collegiate career.

His second goal of the season came a night later, scoring at 10:27 of the first period off a feed from classmate Brian Hart. Criscuolo finished the weekend with three points on two goals and an assist, and posted a +3 rating in those games. He enters this weekend’s games tied for the team lead in goals with two.

The No. 14/13 Crimson takes the ice this weekend against No. 8/7 Union Friday and Rensselaer Saturday.