Bryan Leitch Named National Player Of The Week

A day after being named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week for the third time this season on Monday, Jan. 5, Quinnipiac senior Bryan Leitch (Coquitlam, B.C.) was named the Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Leitch led Quinnipiac to a 4-0-0 mark last week, including wins over No. 11 Air Force and No. 20 Dartmouth, with four multi-point games. Leitch was also mentioned in Elliot Olshansky's "Hobey Watch" blog on as a potential Hobey Baker Award candidate.

Leitch was named the Most Valuable Player of the Toyota UConn Hockey Classic after he led the tournament field with five assists in two games. Leitch also chipped in with three assists as the Bobcats knocked off Air Force, 4-2, for the tournament championship. He currently leads NCAA Division I hockey in points (31), points per game (1.72), assists (23) and assists per game (1.28). The senior wing has scored eight goals in addition to his 23 assists for 31 points in 18 games played – one point shy of his 2007-08 total in 39 games. Leitch has recorded a point – either a goal or an assist – in 11 straight games dating back to Nov. 14, 2008. For the season, he has posted multiple assists in nine games in addition to also posting three multiple goal games.