Niagara University junior center Derian Plouffe was named Travel Team USA Player of the Week by Atlantic Hockey. Plouffe led Niagara with three goals and four poiints in a paif of wins in three games last week. He also led all Atlantic Hockey skaters with a plus-6 rating. IN 12 games this season, Plouffe has four goals and four assists for eight points.
The Purple Eagles won their first two games of the season, defeating Mercyhurst and Sacred Heart in conference play.