UMD's Crandall is NCHC Player of the Week

By KBJR News 1

January 13, 2014 Updated Jan 13, 2014 at 9:52 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) goaltender Aaron Crandall has been named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) goaltender of the week, it was announced on Monday afternoon.

Crandall was spectacular this past weekend for the Bulldogs, stopping 90 shots across two games on the road against Nebraska-Omaha and helping his team to its first series sweep of the 2013-14 season.

The senior allowed just three goals on the weekend, finishing the series with a sparkling 1.50 goals against average and a .967 saves percentage.

The 52 stops on Saturday were the most by a Bulldogs netminder since Josh Johnson made 62 in a 3-2 triple overtime loss against St. Cloud in March 2007. Crandall also became the first UMD player to make 50 or more saves in a regulation win since Bill Perki had 51 in an 8-7 win over Wisconsin in November 1979.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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