Freshman Goaltender Stefanos Lekkas was the story of the 2016 Northern Irish Connections Friendship Four and claimed the honour of being names the Johns Elliot Solicitors Player of the Tournament. After giving up goals on two of the first four shots he faced in Friday’s Semi-Final game against UMass, the rookie netminder, shone the rest of the way, stopping all but one of the final 70 shots he faced.

“It all starts from the net out and Stef gives us a chance to win every game,” said Head Coach Kevin Sneddon. “They tried to put a big push there in the second and the third. We took some ill-advised penalties and he was outstanding.”