After an impressive showing by the Yale men’s hockey team last weekend — the squad beat third-ranked Cornell and tied with Colgate — ESPN awarded the title of “Player of the Week” on its Inside College Hockey blog to Brian O’Neill ’12.

ESPN correspondents Mike Eidelbes and Joe Gladziszewski wrote:

After a so-so start to the season, the Bulldogs earned a 4-2 win over previously unbeaten Cornell and rallied for a 3-3 overtime tie against first-place Colgate. O’Neill factored in prominently with two goals and three assists on the weekend.

He assisted Yale’s first goal as well as the eventual game-winner in the victory over Cornell and sealed the victory with an empty-net goal. In Saturday’s game against Colgate, Yale trailed 2-0 in the second period before O’Neill’s goal got them on the board. He then assisted Sean Backman’s goal later in the period to pull the Bulldogs to within 3-2.