Stat Pack: Shooting Gallery
Shots on goal leaders, top offenses, best freshman classes and more.

photo
Bowling Green's freshmen lead the nation with 12 goals and 27 points as a class.

In our Stat Pack feature, College Hockey Inc. highlights five obscure but telling statistics from the world of college hockey. You can find many more in our filtered stats database.

1. Miami has three of the top five players nationally in shots on goal:

Most Shots on Goal
47 - Riley Barber, Miami (WSH)
44 - Sam Anas, Quinnipiac
43 - Sean Kuraly, Miami (SJ)
42 - Casey Bailey, Penn State
41 - Blake Coleman, Miami (NJ)
38 - Austin Farley, Minnesota Duluth
35 - Ralph Cuddemi, Canisius
33 - Eric Scheid, Penn State
33 - Devin Shore, Maine (DAL)
32 - Matt Garbowsky, RIT

2. UMass Lowell finished 29th nationally in scoring offense last season. The River Hawks lost four of their top six scorers but lead the nation in goals per game now.

Most Goals Per Game
4.29 - UMass Lowell
4.00 - Brown
3.88 - Penn State
3.88 - Robert Morris
3.83 - Michigan Tech
3.75 - Notre Dame
3.67 - Minnesota
3.62 - Minnesota Duluth

3. Twenty-one goaltenders who have played 33% of their team's minutes boast save percentages of .930 or above. Four have posted multiple shutouts:

Most Shutouts
3 - Charlie Finn, Colgate
2 - Mathias Dahlstrom, Northern Michigan
2 - Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence
2 - Dalton Izyk, Robert Morris

4. Freshmen have already made their mark this season, with 149 rookies already recording their first collegiate goals. Here are the teams getting the biggest contributions from their freshmen:

Most Points, Freshman Class
27 (12g-15a) - Bowling Green
20 (7-13) - Notre Dame
20 (6-14) - Union
18 (11-7) - Merrimack
17 (8-9) - Quinnipiac
17 (6-11) - Michigan
17 (5-12) - Army
16 (9-7) - Massachusetts
16 (7-9) - Boston University

5. Fourteen defensemen are averaging at least a point per game, led by Harvard's Patrick McNally (Glen Head, N.Y./Milton-Prep/VAN), who scored two goals in the Crimson's first game.

Most Points Per Game, Defensemen
2.00 - Patrick McNally, Harvard (VAN)
1.33 - Mike Reilly, Minnesota (CBJ)
1.17 - Mike Paliotta, Vermont (CHI)
1.12 - Zach Palmquist, Minnesota State
1.12 - Robbie Russo, Notre Dame (NYI)