The Annual Stephen Russell Memorial Tournament hosted by NC State took place last weekend between the Raleigh Iceplex and Raleigh Center Ice. For the first time in team history NC State was able to sweep the tournament and bring home a Championship trophy. With victories against University of Virginia (7-3), Georgetown (8-5), Saint Jospeh's (9-1), and Duke for the Championship Game (6-2), NC State proved to the remainder of the ACC that they are once again a top and dominating team in the ACCHL.
Freshman goaltender, Joey Hall, recieved Tournament MVP for his lights out performance and shutting the door in all four games, maintaining his 6-0-0 W/L record. Sam Banasiewicz recieved ACC Player of the week for scoring 16 points (8 goals/8 assists). Luis Gimenez recieved honorable mention for ACC Player of the week with 14 points (7 goals/7 assists). The Wolfpack were able to improve their record to 7-0-0 and take the lead in the ACCHL standings. NC State looks forward to some tough upcoming games against Elon, Virginia Tech, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.