RIT’s Kolby Mathews, Carter Wilkie earn weekly Atlantic Hockey honors

RIT junior Kolby Matthews was named the Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week, while freshman forward Carter Wilkie was voted Rookie of the Week.

Matthews made 25 saves in Friday’s 4-3 win at Army before totaling a career-high 40 saves to preserve Saturday’s 2-2 tie with the Black Knights. He stopped all 14 shots he faced in the third period of Saturday’s game to force OT.

Wilkie scored his first collegiate goal in Friday’s win before logging his first assist in a Tiger sweater on Saturday. He also totaled 21 face-off wins, including 12 in Saturday’s game – one which went directly back to freshman forward Grady Hobbs for a one-timer from the top of the face-off circle to put RIT up 2-0 in the first period.

RIT is scheduled to host St. Lawrence this Saturday (Oct. 16) in the annual Brick City Weekend game at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester. Face-off is set for 7:05 p.m.