A senior and a junior are leading the nation in NCAA Division I men’s hockey scoring – and they’re not from Boston College, Michigan, or North Dakota.
Senior forward Kyle Flanagan and junior Greg Carey of St. Lawrence are 1-2 in the national scoring race, with Canton, N.Y. native Flanagan having tallied six goals and nine assists for 15 points in six games, and Burlington, Ont. resident Carey having posted 6-7—13 points. The duo has also led the Saints to a No. 13 national ranking (USCHO.com) and a 5-1-0 overall mark so far in 2012-13, including a split at Western Michigan and a two-step sweep at Maine.
For his career, team captain and hometown skater Flanagan has 37-78—115 points to date in 105 career contests, including 20 power-play goals and seven game-winning goals. Carey has already put up 44-46—90 points in 82 outings, including 19 PPG and seven game-winners.
SLU, which just took two games from Alabama-Huntsville at home, begins Eastern College Athletic Conference play this weekend at Brown and Yale. The Saints, who finished 14-19-3 (10-11-1 ECAC) overall a year ago and are seeking their first winning campaign since 2009-10, are also looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.